Keep your cholesterol in check: skip these 10 foods for a healthy heart

Feb 28, 2024

By: BI India Bureau

Fatty Meats

Processed meats like sausage, bacon, and fatty cuts of beef or pork can be high in saturated fat and cholesterol.

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Butter

High in saturated fat, butter should be used sparingly or replaced with healthier alternatives like olive oil or avocado oil.

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Full-Fat Dairy Products

Whole milk, cheese, and cream are high in saturated fat. Opt for low-fat or fat-free dairy options instead.

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Processed Foods

Many processed foods like chips, cookies, and pastries contain trans fats, which can raise LDL (bad) cholesterol levels.

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Fast Food

Burgers, fried chicken, and other fast food items are often high in unhealthy fats and cholesterol.

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Egg Yolks

While eggs can be part of a healthy diet, the yolks are high in cholesterol. Consider using egg whites or egg substitutes instead.

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Shellfish

Shrimp, crab, and lobster are high in cholesterol. If you enjoy these foods, consume them in moderation.

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Coconut Oil and Palm Oil

These oils are high in saturated fat, which can raise LDL cholesterol levels.

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Pastries and Baked Goods

Commercially baked goods often contain unhealthy fats and high levels of sugar, which can contribute to high cholesterol levels.

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High-Fat Snacks

Snack foods like potato chips, fried snacks, and buttered popcorn are high in unhealthy fats that can raise cholesterol levels.

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