An analysis of nearly 200 studies shows the best and worst foods for your heart, according to a news study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine Magazine.
On the list of good foods are vegetables, nuts and mono-unsaturated fatty acids like those found in olive oil.
On the list of bad foods linked with heart disease are trans-fatty acids found in many cookies and snack foods.
High-glycemic index foods like starchy carbs found in white bread and french fries are also on the warning list.
There are a few question mark foods that scientists still aren't sure about such as meat, eggs and milk.
The study reaffirms the benefits of a Mediterranean diet which is rich in vegetables, nuts, whole grains, fish and olive oil, said Linda Van Horn, professor of preventive medicine at Northwestern University.
This is compared to a Western diet which is heavy on processed meats, red meat, refined grains and high-fat dairy.
"It's really about the totality of the usual eating pattern, rather than whether you ate a hot dog on opening day of baseball season," Van Horn said.