Heart diseases are one of the main causes of death, and one way to avoid them is to be careful of what you eat. Check out the 5 foods you should avoid for a healthy heart!
Food to avoid for a healthy heart #5: Sugary drinks
Sodas, juices and sport drinks contain high amounts of sugars which the body can’t process as easily as solid calories, producing weight gain and increasing blood sugar.
Food to avoid for a healthy heart #4: Canned vegetables, sauces and soups
Canned meals contain high amounts of sodium, which can increase blood pressure and consequently heart disease.
Food to avoid for a healthy heart #3: Salad dressings and trimmings
The inclusion of pieces of egg, croutons, potato, mayonnaise or creamy dressings add too much cholesterol and sodium to an otherwise healthy meal.
Food to avoid for a healthy heart #2: Trans fats
Trans fats are part of many dairy products and processed food, and they tend to raise bad cholesterol while lowering the good cholesterol. Read the labels of your food and look for “zero trans fat” products.
Food to avoid for a healthy heart #1: Salt
As we’ve mentioned before, sodium is a component you should try to avoid, so when you’re cooking try to keep the amount of salt to a minimum. Add it after serving and not before so you can properly control its’ amount, and look for products with “low sodium” or “no-salt-added” labels.
Did you find these tips useful? Let us know!
You might also like:
- 5 health benefits of water
- Hair care tips for Fall/Winter
- Beauty Denim: Alexandre Herchcovitch’s anti-cellulite jeans
November 18, 2013