Foods That Raise Your Heart Attack Risk

Baked Goods

"Baked goods have a double whammy of sugar and hidden saturated fat," "[They] generally have no nutritional value and often contain hidden saturated fat and hydrogenated shortenings

French Fries

Consider French fries a triple threat to your heart health by those standards. Not only are they filled with simple sources of carbs that can spike your blood sugar

Ice Cream

Ice cream is also high in saturated fat, a no-no for your heart, and calories, which can contribute to weight gain and poor heart health.


Cheese is the single biggest contributor of saturated fat to the American diet. And unlike other fats, the saturated variety is the one most likely to be stored in the stomach and wreak


One slice and pair it with a side salad to help promote satiety and up your intake of fiber, a macro that helps lower bad cholesterol and keeps your ticker in top health.

Soda and Diet Soda

Soda promotes an insulin spike, which leads to weight gain and can cause a host of metabolic disorders. And the sugar can lead to inflammation

Deli Meats

We all use at least three or four slices of the stuff, which can equate to 1,000 milligrams of salt in a single sitting. Not good for your heart at all.


Candy is basically straight-up sugar in every shape and form. And it can increase fatty deposits, putting you at risk for heart disease.

High Fructose Corn Syrup

This can lead to metabolic disorders such as Type 2 diabetes. And those who have diabetes are more likely to develop heart disease.

Fried Chicken

One four-ounce serving of fried chicken with the skin on it has as much cholesterol as 11 strips of sizzling bacon! Do your heart a favor and opt for a more heart-healthy piece of poultry

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