5 of the Worst Foods for Your Heart

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Steaks and cheeseburgers are heart-harmful. TMAO, produced by gut bacteria, worsens artery wall cholesterol deposits.

Fatty red meats

Cleveland Clinic researchers found that high TMAO levels were reversible. TMAO levels dropped after one month of eating white meat or no meat.

Instead of drinking sports drinks, sweetened sparkling water, or high fructose corn syrup, drink water or other low-sugar beverages.

 sugary drinks

According to a Journal of the American Heart Association study, drinking high-sugar drinks frequently increases cholesterol and blood pressure, which can lead to heart disease.

Eating high-fat dairy products such as full-fat milk, butter or stick margarine, cream and cream cheese may increase your risk of heart disease.

dairy products

Instead of whole milk, use fat-free, low-fat (1%), or soy milk with calcium, vitamin A, and vitamin D.

Americans consume too much sodium, which increases their risk of stroke, high blood pressure and heart attack.


It's easy to overdose on sodium. Most processed foods, including bread, sauces, condiments, and salad dressings, contain salt, even if you don't add much.

According to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, drinking alcohol regularly raises blood pressure, cholesterol, and heart failure risk


 The American Heart Association advises men to limit their alcohol intake to two drinks per day and women to one.

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