Diets high in saturated fats, trans fats, and cholesterol have
been linked to heart disease and coronary artery disease. By cutting back on
saturated fat and trans fat, you can lower your LDL ("bad") cholesterol and
triglyceride levels. LDL is one of the main substances that causes heart attacks.
Stay away from most trans fatty acids by eating less of these foods:
- French fries
- Other snack foods that have partially hydrogenated
Replace less healthy foods by eating a diet with a lot of:
- Whole grains
- Lean fish or lean animal protein
Drinking too much alcohol also raises the risk for heart disease.
It can raise blood pressure levels. And it raises triglyceride levels.