Trans Fats: Found in many processed and fried foods, trans fats raise bad cholesterol (LDL) levels and lower good cholesterol (HDL), increasing the risk of heart disease.
Processed Meats: Deli meats, bacon, sausages, and hot dogs are high in saturated fats and sodium, contributing to high blood pressure and heart disease.
Sugary Drinks: Regular consumption of sugary beverages like sodas and sweetened fruit juices is associated with obesity, type 2 diabetes, and an increased risk of heart disease.
Refined Carbohydrates: Foods made with refined flours, such as white bread, pastries, and sugary cereals, can raise blood sugar levels and promote inflammation.
Excessive Sodium: A diet high in sodium, often found in processed and packaged foods, can lead to high blood pressure, which is a risk factor for heart disease.