Terrible Ten: Top 10 Foods That Cause Heart Disease

Ten. That’s it. Just 10 foods account for nearly half of all heart disease deaths in the U.S., researchers reported this week.

If people ate less of these foods and ate more nuts, fruits and vegetables, they could greatly lower their own risk of heart disease, the National Institute of Health says.

In 2012 report in the Journal of the American Medical Association, it stated that “more than 700,000 Americans died of heart disease, stroke or diabetes. “Of these, an estimated 45 percent (318,656 due to heart disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes) were associated with suboptimal intakes of the 10 dietary factors.”

So what are these bad foods? Take a look…

10. Chips

First, consider that the average 1-ounce bag of plain, salted potato chips contains 155 calories, 10.6g of fat (3.1g saturated fat), and 149mg of sodium. Then multiply those numbers by