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What food should I avoid if I have heart disease?

Foods that often contribute to developing heart disease are the same foods that should be avoided or limited if you have heart disease. Fatty foods, especially foods high in saturated fats such as butter, fatty meats, and most fried food, should be limited. Foods that are high in salt can lead to higher blood pressure, which can worsen heart disease. If you're on medications for heart disease, you should discuss foods to avoid with your doctor and pharmacist.

Avoid red meat if you have heart disease. Different patients may have different dietary requirements.

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Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.