Heart-Unhealthy Foods


Just as important as it is to eat foods that are good for you, you should avoid those foods that are bad for you.

Last week, I gave you the heart-healthy foods list. Here is a list of foods you should avoid like the plague because they contribute to your risk of heart disease and other ailments:

  • Fruits and vegetables to avoid: Vegetables made with creamy sauces and those that are fried or breaded; canned fruit packed in heavy syrup and frozen fruit with sugar added; fruit juices with sugar added; and vegetable juices with added sodium.
  • Grain products to limit or avoid: White refined flour, white bread, muffins, frozen waffles, cornbread, doughnuts, biscuits, quick breads, granola bars, cakes, pies, egg noodles, buttered popcorn, high-fat snack crackers.
  • Fats to limit: Butter, lard, bacon fat, gravy, cream sauce, nondairy creamers, hydrogenated margarine and shortening, cocoa butter (found in chocolate), coconut/palm/cottonseed/palm kernel oils.
  • Proteins to limit or avoid: Milk (a dead food) and other dairy products; organ meats such as liver, fatty and marbled meats (especially nonorganic); spareribs; cold cuts; hot dogs; sausages; bacon; all fried or breaded meats.
  • High-salt items to avoid: Table salt, canned soups and prepared foods such as frozen dinners, tomato juice, soy sauce, all processed foods.
  • Sodas: Are highly acidic and contain sugar or, worse, sugar substitutes.
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Bob Livingston

founder of Personal Liberty Digest™, is an ultra-conservative American author and editor of The Bob Livingston Letter™, in circulation since 1969. Bob has devoted much of his life to research and the quest for truth on a variety of subjects. Bob specializes in health issues such as nutritional supplements and alternatives to drugs, as well as issues of privacy (both personal and financial), asset protection and the preservation of freedom.

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