5 Of The Worst Foods For Your Heart

If you want to keep your heart healthy, stay away from that hamburger or juicy steak. 

1. Fatty red meats

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) says that research shows that people who eat a lot of red meat have three times as much trimethylamine N-oxide.

TMAO is a chemical made by bacteria in the gut. It makes cholesterol buildup in the walls of arteries worse and is linked to heart disease.

Next time you want to drink a high-fructose corn syrup-filled soda, energy drink, sports drink, sweetened sparkling water.

2. Soda and other sugary drinks

Drinking high-sugar drinks often is linked to high cholesterol and high blood pressure. 

Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) say that eating a lot of high-fat dairy products like whole-fat milk.

3. High-fat dairy products

Butter or stick margarine, cream, and cream cheese can make you more likely to get heart disease.

Most Americans (about 90%) eat too much sodium, which raises the chance of stroke, high blood pressure, and heart attack.

4. Salt

The scary part is that it's easy to eat too much salt without even realizing it. 

Drinking alcohol often can raise your blood pressure, make your blood fattier, which can lead to high cholesterol, and make your risk of heart failure worse or rise.

5. Alcohol

You should limit how much booze you drink or stop drinking altogether. 

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