Foods that Jeopardize Heart Health
Before you get amazed with the numerous foods that are actually healthy for the heart, the list of the NO foods will be kinda overwhelming. It’s overwhelming because the substances that can have great impact on health are found in almost every food in the grocery – the trans fats and saturated fats.
Consumption of trans fats must be limited or completely omitted because they significantly increase cholesterol level in the blood. Unfortunately, trans fats are present in many commercial baked goods that we love, including cakes, tacos, pizza, crackers, muffins, pies, cookies, chocolate drinks, French fries, potato nuggets, pop corn, you name it. And partially hydrogenated oil make your taste buds fonder for more, it’s so hard to say no. But the grim consequences should make us determined to stay away from trans fats. If you or somebody at home is suffering from heart problems and is at high risk of heart attack, do not bring them at home foods that contain high amounts of trans fats. Checking the food labels before putting them in the shopping cart will be very effective.
If you love cheese, ice cream, butter, meat, creams, and food with coconut oils, you better cut back on them because they are high in saturated fat. Lard, whole milk, and palm kernel are several others that are high in it. Aside from checking food product labels, you may request not to include or limit the amount of saturated fat-rich ingredient in the food ordered in restaurants. It will also be wise if you stay away from cholesterol-packed foods such as meats, fish, poultry, egg yolks, organ meats and dairy foods, not in chips and cookies.