Sunday, December 13, 2009

High Cholesterol Foods Guide

high cholesterol foods
By Matt Morrison

Knowing which foods to avoid can significantly increase your ability to control your cholesterol levels with your diet. Many foods that come from animals, eggs, and dairy are very high in cholesterol. Those are all natural foods that have high cholesterol which as not as bad as foods with unnatural cholesterol such as trans fat and even saturated fats. Trans fat and saturated fat are far worse than eating naturally occurring cholesterol because they cause your body to produce more cholesterol. These are foods that are even sometimes not considered "high cholesterol foods", but still raise your bodies LDL or bad cholesterol.

The foods with the largest concentrations of cholesterol are liver and eggs. There is a total of 213 mg of cholesterol in one egg. Here are some other foods that have high cholesterol:

Foods that are high in fat may not necessarily be know as high in cholesterol, but can be just as devastating to your cholesterol levels as anything. Saturated fats contribute more to raising your LDL cholesterol than any other part of your diet. Trans fats are man-made by heating liquid vegetable oil along with hydrogen. Anything that is labeled 'hydrogenated' has trans fat in it. Trans fats are even worse than saturated fats and should be avoided at all costs. In fact, even flies will avoid foods that contain trans fats. That should really tell you something.

Eating for healthy cholesterol levels begins with learning how to read food labels and being aware of all the high cholesterol foods. If you have high cholesterol, you should definitely see a physician and consider increasing your fiber intake along with eating cholesterol lowering foods.

To learn exactly how I lowered cholesterol and a bigger list of high cholesterol foods visit:

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