prepare heart disease According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), it is the leading cause of death among men and women in the United States.
What you eat certainly plays a role in your health, as eating the right foods can help lower your risk. However, most people forget that the beverages you drink also play a role in increasing or decreasing your risk of heart disease.
Here are 3 drinks to avoid if you have heart disease, and what to eat instead.
High calorie juices
Smoothies and shakes can certainly be part of a healthy diet, but adding high-calorie ingredients can turn these seemingly healthy drinks into “bombs” of calories.
A risk factor for heart disease is being overweight or obese, so drinking smoothies or smoothies with 600 or 800 calories will definitely increase your risk of weight gain.
Instead, consider the size of a smoothie or shake (a 12-fluid ounce size is usually fine). Include low-calorie items like spinach, fruit, and low-fat or fat-free milk, and if you choose high-fat items like nut butters or butter, use smaller portions.
If you drink coconut milk (coconut milk) or add it to your coffee or meals, it increases your risk of heart disease.
According to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2020-2025, coconut (as oil or beverage) is a saturated fat that has been shown to increase levels of bad LDL cholesterol.
Instead, choose skim or low-fat milk or a variety of plant-based beverages such as almonds, oats, and rice.
Canned vegetable drinks
Additionally, many canned vegetable drinks (such as tomato juice) provide their fair share of sodium.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), eating too much sodium (salt) can raise blood pressure and increase the risk of heart disease.
Instead, choose 100% low-sodium vegetable juices, calculate your daily vegetable intake, and pay attention to how much you drink.
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