These are the worst foods for your heart

What you eat can improve your heart. "Heart-healthy foods contain nutrients that benefit the cardiovascular system. 

Or reduce the risk of heart disease by lowering 'bad' LDL cholesterol & blood triglycerides. 

Reducing blood pressure, controlling weight, or improving insulin sensitivity," says Rania Batayneh, MPH, owner of Essential Nutrition For You & author of The One One One Diet. 

The Mediterranean & DASH diets are high in omega-3s, potassium, calcium, magnesium, fiber, phytonutrients, making them good choices for heart health. 

Science supports this claim. A 2016 study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology found that a diet rich in fruit. 

Whole grains, nuts, legumes, dairy, & heart-healthy fats can cut cardiovascular disease risk by roughly a third. 

Which foods do dietitians recommend? Here are 40 heart-damaging foods. No deli. Suzanne Fisher, RD, LDN, founder of Fisher Nutrition Systems in Florida.

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