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8 Surprisingly Bad Foods for Your Heart

8 Hard-On-Your Heart Foods to Avoid

8 Hard-On-Your Heart Foods to Avoid

Quick, name a food that doesn't belong in a heart-healthy diet. An egg-a-day? Nope. That morning cup of coffee? Wrong again.

Surprised? These foods may be the subject of much talk about heart health, but there are other foods associated with a higher risk of high blood pressure and heart disease — and they don't get nearly as much attention. Give your heart a break by nixing these 8 unexpectedly bad foods from your diet.

By Rachel Meltzer Warren, MS, RD. Published February 7, 2012. Rachel is a New York City-based nutrition writer, educator and counselor, and owner of Nutritionista Communication + Consulting.