Over the years, heart diseases have become one of the leading causes of mortality in India. According to recent research, 1 in 4 deaths in India is due to heart diseases, which can lead to complications like heart failure. Given that India is home to nearly 40 percent of the world’s heart patients, this concern cannot be stressed enough. India has one of the youngest populations globally with a median age of 28.4 years. Unfortunately, an increasing number of young people unknowingly adopt lifestyles with increased stress levels, poor diet and exercise – putting them at higher risk of heart diseases, including heart failure, blockage in the arteries and stroke.


Clogged arteries are one of the biggest causes of heart diseases. When fat accumulates on the artery walls it is called atherosclerosis. Clogged arteries often limit blood flow to the heart and various parts of the body.
Want to keep your heart healthy? You’ll have to make some dietary exceptions if you want to keep your heart healthy for years to come.


Here, we have listed 10 foods that you should avoid to keep your arteries and heart healthy.

  • French Fries: Deep-fried french fries are hard to resist, but did you know that they are loaded with a simple source of carbs that instantly spike your blood sugar? Not only that, they are also full of salt and fat.
  • Ice Cream: I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Ice Cream, but you shouldn’t. Well, ice cream is high in saturated fat and calories, which can contribute to weight gain and poor heart health.
  • Pizza : According to a report in Eat This, not that! Pizza is the second biggest contributor to heart-taxing saturated fat. If you’re craving pizza, instead of indulging in a whole lot, you should stick to one slice.
  • aerated drinks Soda in any form is not good for you. It can have some serious consequences on your health. It can increase your insulin levels, promote weight gain and impair your metabolic health. You can replace your soda with water and squeeze a lemon or a fresh fruit.
  • meat Red meat and processed meat: Red meat and processed meat may be delicious but there are many reasons why it never shows up on a list of healthy foods to eat. Actually, people with heart problems and obesity are always told to stay away from processed meat and red meat. A recent observational study of nearly 20,000 individuals found that a higher intake of red and processed meats is associated with poorer heart function.
  • Fried Chicken: Chicken is the best protein for weight loss, but if you deep fry that chicken then it will increase your cholesterol level. That’s why you should avoid eating fried chicken.

It’s time to say goodbye to these unhealthy foods.