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According to cardiologists, these foods are bad for your heart

There are some shockers in there...

4d ago
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Let's be honest, we all love a good treat every-now-and-then, even if we know it's not exactly 'good' for us. But, it turns out many of us are eating food on a regular basis that is far worse for us than we thought.

For example, did you know pre-packed deli meat (or 'cold cuts') are often packed with the preservative Sodium Nitrate? Or that supermarket roasted chicken bought pre-cooked from the hot food counter is far less healthy for you than cooking at home?

Cooking your own roast chicken at home is far healthier than buying store-bought varieties.

Cooking your own roast chicken at home is far healthier than buying store-bought varieties.

It would seem that a number of foods that we previously thought were 'healthy' or simply 'not too bad' for you could actually be affecting our cardiovascular systems, according to a number of Cardiologists. Given that this is their profession, we should probably pay attention to what they're saying.

The big kicker in this list is that many of the foods that are bad for your heart are labelled as 'low fat' or 'healthy' alternatives to well-known (and traditionally 'bad') foods.

Cardiologists have revealed a number of foods that are far worse for your heart than you may have imagined.

Cardiologists have revealed a number of foods that are far worse for your heart than you may have imagined.

For example, reduced-fat condiments and dressings are actually just as bad for you, but in different ways: "When fat is removed, sugar is typically added to maintain the taste and texture" explained Dr Fisher RD, LDN. So-called 'fat-free' products are much the same story, especially if the product would typically contain fat (e.g fat-free biscuits) as they will generally be packed with sugar and other chemicals.

So, the top 40 worst foods for your heart? Let's go...

Processed deli meat, hot dogs, rotisserie chicken, ketchup, barbecue sauce, table salt, reduced fat salad dressing, fat free packaged snacks, fat free peanut butter, sugary cereal, flavoured milk alternatives, fried chicken, french fries, potato chips, fruit smoothies, green juices, canned soup, canned vegetables, capers, fruit-flavoured yogurt, granola, high sugar coffee drinks, coffee creamer, margarine, pastries, croissants, high salt ready meals, shop bought cereal bars, chocolate bars, red meat, white bread, white rice, sports drinks, energy drinks, fizzy drinks, diet fizzy drinks, pizza, marinara sauce, aaaand sweets.

Be sure to tell us in the comments if anything particularly grabs your attention or shocks you!

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Comments (4)

  • As they say, live healthy, eat right, exercise, die anyway 😁

      4 days ago
  • I didn't bother with the list, I hate these click through lists. I'd prefer just a 'normal list'. I doubt if I'd be surprised by anything on it though.

      4 days ago
  • White rice shocked me

      3 days ago
  • According to my GP brothers pre grad medical research , a dash of macadamia nut oil Drizzled over a bit of poached white fish , with some mildly curried low sugar veges like broccoli, cabbage and Brussel sprouts , is probably about where the average person needs to be .

    I tend to favour sunflower seeds , the aforementioned veges , the odd cashew , boiled potatoes, a banana, and fresh herbs from the garden , which are parsley, basil , rosemary and thyme , chives and mint .

    The odd hot dog with fresh made coleslaw, ( low sugar mayo , ) onions , tomato slices, low sugar mustard , makes a nice treat .

    I like weetbix with banana for breakfast with a cup of tea , no sugar thanks .

    Another easy lunch is steamed beetroot with brown rice , topped with a couple of cashews , and a dash of macadamia nut oil .

    I drink mostly just tea or water .

      3 days ago
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