These Are The Worst Foods For Your Heart

The studies that found that fat was the most-wanted heart disease culinary criminal. Turns out, excess sugar consumption (a single 3 Musketeers bar has 36 grams)

Candy bars

Aim to integrate more plant-based proteins, such as beans and nuts, for the biggest heart health boost. “Red meat consumption has been shown to increase cardiovascular risk,

Red meat

Whole grains come paired with fiber and more vitamins, while white bread is commonly stripped of both. Since the carbs come with no fiber to balance things out, they increase blood sugar 

White bread

"Highly processed carbohydrates increase belly fat, which is a risk factor for diabetes and coronary disease,” Rivera says.

White rice

Sticking to water means you’ll steer clear of all that sweetness. "Full-sugar sports drinks can contain up to 34 grams of sugar, which equates to approximately eight and a half teaspoons,

Sports drinks

Similarly, energy drinks are often amped up with oodles of sugar—and caffeine that can cause undue stress to your heart.

Energy drinks

Speaking of sweet drinks, sugar-sweetened beverages make up about half of all added sugars in the average American’s daily diet. such as cola, you drink each day, you increase your  heart disease


The chemicals in diet soda and the artificial sweeteners can alter gastrointestinal bacteria that make people more prone to gaining weight,"

Diet soda

One pizza slice piled high with toppings like pepperoni, sausage, pickled jalapenos and cheese, can be disguising 50 percent or more of your daily sodium.


The average half-cup of marinara packs in 400 milligrams of sodium and 4 grams of sugar. Try low-sodium marinara sauce or trade olive oil for sauce on your DIY pizza.

Marinara sauce