Foods That Tax Your Heart

Added Sugar

The sweet stuff that's lurking in everything from candy to pasta sauce to ketchup is one of the worst offenders for your heart begets cardiovascular disease."

Corn Syrup

Sugar, in general, is bad for your heart, but high fructose corn syrup could be one of the worst offenders warns that fructose can overload your liver and cause insulin

Baked Goods

 generally haveno nutritional value and often contain hidden saturated fat and hydrogenated shortenings, which may raise your bad cholesterol (LDL) 

Soda

It's not just all the sugar that makes soda a problem, it's the fact that it's liquid sugar. "Drinking soda has serious consequences Regular soda promotes an insulin spike

Diet Soda

diet soda is a better alternative to the regular stuff? Think again. "Artificial sweeteners can lead to the same spike and risk of metabolic disease

Fruit Juice

Sure, even the purest fresh-squeezed fruit juice contains necessary vitamins and minerals, it's also packed with heart-destroying sugar

Cold Cuts

Nitrates are linked to potential heart disease risk and are known to promote inflammation. Chronic inflammation has a direct link to the development

Packaged Foods

Fat-free products were once touted as a healthy option for individuals wanting to lose weight and maintain a healthier lifestyle taste and texture of the packaged goods

Vegetable Shortening

 Although dietarycholesterol doesn't impact blood cholesterol, saturated fat does. "Saturated fats like vegetable shortening increase inflammation 

Margarine

Along the lines of vegetable oil, margarine is another common saturated fat that can increase inflammation Margarine and butter  were made with partially hydrogenated oils

Coffee Creamer

They are a common source of hydrogenated oils, aka trans fats. Not only are trans fats inflammatory, but they've also been linked to heart disease.

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