Common Foods That Could Lead To A Heart Attack

Common Foods That Could Lead To A Heart Attack

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Heart attacks can be brought on from a range of factors but in the modern day, the most common reason for a heart attack is poor eating and too much food. Here are some of the common foods you should avoid that can lead to a heart attack.
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1. Sweet Drinks

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A study found that men who drank at least two sweetened beverages a day had a 23% higher risk of going into heart failure. Individuals in today’s society have developed an addiction to sweetened drinks and soft drinks and the chance of a heart attack is at an all time hight. The higher the amount of sweet drinks consumed per day, the higher the risk of heart attack.

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2. Baked Goods

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Baked goods contain a huge amount of sugar including brown sugar, corn syrup, honey, molasses and much more which can lead to heart attacks. If you’re worried about heart failure or issues with your health lay off the sweet treats and cakes and avoid the blocked arteries – it’s that simple.

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3. Fried Foods

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A study found that men who ate fried food up to three times a week had, on average, an 18 percent greater chance of developing heart failure. If you love your fried foods and fast foods, you are going to need to curb your habits and that’s one of the top contributors to heart disease and heart attacks. The salt, sugar and fat in the fried foods is both addictive and not at all healthy, so find alternatives for fried foods and explore options with vegetables and whole grains.
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4. Ketchup

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Condiments like ketchup and some salad dressings are high in sugar and refined carbs.  A study showed that people who ate excessive sugar (more than 25% of their daily calorie intake was from sugar) were over twice as likely to die of heart disease than those who consumed 10% or less added sugar each day. While we all like a condiment or two when we are enjoying a meal, avoiding the sweetness of ketchup and experiencing the flavor of the food itself will bring out much more benefits from the food without it being covered in a layer of sugary sauce.
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5. Doughnuts

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The delightful donut is also a no-no for people wanting to avoid a heart attack or heart disease. While the sugary and colorful delights of a donut may look appealing, there is little to non nutrition in a donut and they are better off left alone in the fight against heart disease.  A 14-year study of 80,000 women found a correlation between consuming trans fats and developing heart disease. Have a good look at labels before you purchase any food and get a closer understanding of the ingredients and breakdown of the fats and sugars to get a closer view of what you’re putting into your body and the nutritional benefits.
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