Did you know that heart disease is the leading cause of death in the US? In 2016, 35% of all deaths in Malaysia were due to heart disease or stroke. We all read about what’s healthy and what’s not, but sometimes marketing gimmicks, labels and pre-existing notions make us eat food that may actually be harming our bodies. Senior Cardiologist Dr Ramasami Nandakumar highlights the top unhealthy foods for your heart and what to eat instead.
1 FOODS HIGH IN SALT
You already know foods like chips or crisps pack a lot of salt, but you need to be aware of how much they raise blood pressure, making you susceptible to heart disease. Chips are laden with saturated fat and salt, and both are terrible for your heart. There are also several foods that we almost don’t expect to be high in salt. Premade soups, canned vegetables, and off-the-shelf sauces are some of the worst culprits. The solution lies in reading labels and eating fresh – more work in the kitchen, but so worth it! As I always say – be smart. Be label smart.
2 CURED MEAT
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