Diet and Heart Disease

By: Naomi Giesbrecht

Heart Disease

Heart disease is a general term used to describe any disease that affects your heart such as a heart attack. In the United States, cardiovascular disease is the number one killer. You can be born with a heart disease, but many people also get heart diseases from eating unhealthy foods. They include foods that are high in sodium and unhealthy fats such as saturated fats.

Eat and Do More of...

  • Fish oils, avocados, and flax seed
  • Colorful and fresh vegetables and fruits
  • Cereals, breads, and pastas that are whole grain
  • Eggs, yogurt, and 1% milk
  • Exercising regularly also helps you avoid heart disease.

A healthy heart diet can lower your chances of getting a heart disease by 80%

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Eat Less

  • Whole-fat, red meats, and deep-fried foods
  • Packaged Foods in general, but especially those high in sodium
  • White or egg breads, granola-typed cereals, and refined pastas and rice
  • Bacon, sausage, and fried chicken
  • Egg yokes and whole or 2% milk

Smoking can increase your chances dramatically

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