It’s clear that what we eat and drink has a direct effect on our heart health. Many scientific studies have shown this. If you’ve done any research at all on heart-healthy eating, you’ve probably come across the Mediterranean diet as the most recommended strategy.
Cutting down on the risk of plaque, which can block vessels, is part of keeping the heart healthy. Building up plaque is a major cause of heart disease, heart attacks, and strokes. Plaque buildup can happen if you smoke, are overweight, have high blood pressure or cholesterol, or are under a lot of worry or anxiety.
Among the foods people eat, one stands out as being especially bad for the arteries, according to cardiologists like Dr. Mary Greene, MD, who works at Manhattan Cardiology and writes for LabFinder. Read the article.