5 Foods to Avoid When You Have Heart Failure
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What to Avoid in a Congestive Heart Failure Diet

Sometimes it’s easier to subtract than to add. If you have heart failure, you can improve your quality of life by reducing or eliminating certain foods from your diet. Foods to avoid with heart failure​ are those that increase fluid retention, contribute to blood sugar problems, or lead to obesity. By nixing these five types of foods and beverages from your diet, you’ll stay healthier and make it easier for your heart to do its job.

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Medically Reviewed By: William C. Lloyd III, MD, FACS | Last Review Date:

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  1. Heart Failure - Nutrition. Cleveland Clinic. https://my.clevelandclinic.org/services/heart/disorders/heart-failure-what-is/nutrition_hf
  2. Heart Failure. National Library of Medicine. https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/heartfailure.html#cat78
  3. Heart Failure Fact Sheet. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. http://www.cdc.gov/DHDSP/data_statistics/fact_sheets/fs_heart_failure.htm
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