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Foods that are harmful to a healthy heart
Improving your diet lowers your risk of heart diseases in many ways which includes: helping to reduce high cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar and insulin levels. It also prevents obesity, thereby improving the function of your heart and blood vessels.
If you're concerned about the wellbeing of your heart, the following foods should not find their way into your meal plan very often. In fact, it is advisable you cut them out of your meal plan.
PROCESSED MEAT : Processed meats are those meats preserved using salts, nitrite and other preservatives. They include Hot Dogs, Bacon, Sausage and deli meats, Including Deliham, Turkey, Bologna and Chicken.
Long term observational studies have found that the worst types of meats for the heart are the processed meats. The high level of salt and other preservatives may endanger the heart.
HIGHLY REFINED CARBOHYDRATES : Studies have shown that whole grain intake should be preferred in place of refined carbohydrates like potatoes and white rice. This endangers a lower risk of heart diseases, diabetes and possibly Stroke, whole grains are also linked to lower weight gain overtime.
Refined and processed foods include : White bread, white rice, low fibre breakfast cereals, Sugar and some other, sweeteners ,etc.
If these entire food intakes can be put in check, one lives a healthy life.
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