High In Cholesterol Foods To Avoid

11 High In Cholesterol Foods To Avoid

11 High In Cholesterol Foods To Avoid

Hello everyone You’ve heard it since you were younger. Too many eggs are bad for you! Did you know that an estimated 40% of adults in the U.S. have high cholesterol? That’s over 94 million people. As you get older, your cholesterol level is definitely something you need to consider. Even if it isn’t all that bad, high cholesterol has been linked to heart disease. Let’s talk 10 Foods That Are Increasing Your Cholesterol. How many eggs should I have in a serving? You mean I have to cut sardines? Is there such a thing as a good cholesterol? We’re talking all that AND more!



Number one: Sardines To all of you fish enthusiasts, this may come as a rude awakening. First, let’s get it out of the way. When it comes to nutrients, sardines are one heck of a rich source. They are high in iron, selenium, phosphorus, magnesium and Vitamin E. But they also carry a rather large amount of cholesterol. The average person is recommended no more than 300 mg of cholesterol per day. A 3-ounce serving of sardines contains 121 mg. Compare that to 3 ounces of boneless tuna which carries just 39 mg of cholesterol, and is another healthy source of nutrients including Omega-3 fatty acids, protein and vitamin D

Number two: Eggs When people think cholesterol, the image of an egg is probably the first thing that pops into their heads. If we’re being honest, it’s no wonder. One large egg can contain as much as 212 mg. But is it really all that bad? Cholesterol is an essential part of each of your cell’s membranes. It’s also essential to estrogen, testosterone and cortisol. With that being said, an eggs cholesterol is located within the yolk. If you happen to be watching your cholesterol level, try your best to eat egg whites only. Mixed with iodine, folate and Vitamins A, B and D, eggs are extremely beneficial to your health.If a full grown healthy adult is to eat 3 eggs in a day, it is unlikely that the cholesterol will cause any damage to the heart.

Number three: Butter Just a heads up. This list is going pretty hard on the dairy products. To all you milk junkies, you’ve been warned. Butter is heavy in fat and is a major culprit in both weight gain and heart disease. Just so you know, we’re going to be mentioning a lot of dairy products on this list, so buckle up. Did you know that just a single tablespoon contains 31 grams of cholesterol and 7.5 grams of saturated fat? Saturated fat can increase your cholesterol level. The average adult is recommended no more than 13 g of saturated fat per day. Anyone who has eaten a big breakfast would know that it is easy to lose track of how much butter you’ve had. A couple of tablespoons can put you over your recommended daily intake. If you have high cholesterol, it may be wise to Read just how much butter you’re eating, or try to avoid butter entirely. 

Number four: Hot Dogs If you consume your fair share of junk food, you may want to take note. Hot dogs are loaded with not only cholesterol, but saturated fats and sodium as well. If we’re going to break it down, one hot dog contains about 390 mg of sodium and 4 grams of saturated fat that can cause your cholesterol levels to sky rocket. You may want to beware the next time you head out to the ball game. Speaking of junk food, if you’re looking for ways to get in shape,


Number five: Bacon I am just ruining all the fun for you, aren’t I? Come on, if you were unaware that bacon isn’t the healthiest choice, I’m not sure what to tell you. Bacon carries around 28% of protein. While it is okay to have every once in a while, it’s easy to overdo your quantity of consumption. When it comes to saturated fats, bacon can be your hearts worst nightmare. Did you know that 40% of bacon is comprised of saturated fats? As for cholesterol, just one slice measures up to about 6mg of cholesterol. I’m not sure about you, but when it comes to Sunday breakfast, one measly slice isn’t gonna tide me over. If you consume five or six slices in a serving, that’s about 36 mg of cholesterol, 12% of your daily intake. While it may not seem like the end of the world, try adding eggs to the mix. Remember how one large egg can contain around 212 mg? Since bacon is usually eaten with a side of eggs, your cholesterol can skyrocket.




Number six: Ice Cream Oh, the humanity! Brace yourself, because I’m about to ruin one of your favourite summer treats. You ready for this? A single cup of ice cream can contain 44% of your daily saturated fat intake. It also includes about 53 mg of cholesterol. That’s right, this simple outdoor snack eaten between lunch and dinner carries 18% of your daily cholesterol intake. Let’s put it into perspective for a second. There is more saturated fat in one cup of ice cream let there is in a whole hamburger. Don’t feel guilty we all eat ice cream. I mean, at least it would seem that way. Did you know that in 2007, over 1.5 BILLION gallons of ice cream were produced in the U.S. alone? Fast forward over a decade and not much has changed. Ice cream is currently being stored in an estimated 90% of American households.

Number sevenCheese If you happen to be a fan of cheese dogs, or your bacon with a cheese omelette, please stand by for this startling info. Two of the most popular types of cheese are loaded with cholesterol. A single cup of cheddar is measured at around 131 mg of cholesterol. A single cup of Swiss cheese contains about 123. But it doesn’t end there. Cheese such as American, Mozzarella and Parmesan are also not far behind. While it’s a given at this point that you should be watching your cholesterol, cheese, much like eggs, can be healthy when eaten in moderation. It is a rich source of protein, calcium, zinc and Vitamin A. These nutrients can help strengthen your bones and teeth. 

Number eight: Donuts Before you line up at the coffee shop for your morning snack, consider this. The average donut carries 11% of your daily intake of saturated fats. Not to mention 10 mg of cholesterol. If you make that donut glazed, you’re looking at an extra 4 mg. Heaven forbid you eat more than one donut for breakfast. That is one unhealthy way to start your day. Add a hot dog and a cup of ice cream, your body will not be thanking you later.

Number nine: Chicken Wings Keeping with the theme of ruining your weekend meals, chicken wings are also especially high on the cholesterol. What makes it worse is how easy it is to lose track of how many you have eaten. Just one chicken wing is an estimated 27 mg. Have you ever gone for the discount wing night at your local bar? Their prices are hypnotizing. So hypnotizing in fact, you’ll eat 2 pounds worth of chicken wings in a single sitting! Say two pounds contains 20 wings. You could be consuming as much as 540 mg of cholesterol. Add beer and french fries into the mix, and you’ve created a recipe for disaster. At least that’s how your heart considers it. 

Number ten:  Crabs It’s been a while since we’ve seen a seafood on the list. Keep in mind, unless you live close to an ocean, the appearance of crab on your plate is probably a rare one. But just in case you’ve been catching up on your shellfish consumption, here’s a quick runthrough. 1 medium crab adds up to about 96 mg of cholesterol. 

Number eleven: Caviar No this isn’t a joke. If you happen to find yourself in a fine-dining establishment, this maybe something you would like to know. This also continues the topic of seafood. Caviar is essentially fish eggs. While this may seem a little unpleasant to many of us, it is seen as a delicacy to many others. Before you slather it on a cracker and try it yourself, you need to know that a single tablespoon carries just around 94 mg of cholesterol. So happy dining to you and yours! Are you concerned about your cholesterol? Would you be willing to give up any of these delicious foods? Let us know in the comment section.