Monday, February 11, 2013

The Worst Foods For Your Heart

You know about the foods that can help protect you from heart problems. They lower cholesterol and blood pressure, fight plaque build up and reduce inflammation.

But more than 2,150 Americans die from heart disease every day, making it the leading cause of death for both women and men, according to the American Heart Association. So even if your daily diet contains some heart-healthy fare like salmon and oatmeal, your heart could still be at risk.

 In honor of American Heart Month, we've rounded up some of the worst foods for your heart. Click through the slideshow of cardiovascular no-nos below to find out how to make them healthier parts of your daily diet.