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10 High Cholesterol Foods To Avoid Or Reduce Intake

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High Cholesterol Foods To Avoid


Do you know that cholesterol is our silent killer? Do you know which
foods it is present and what foods you must avoid or reduce intake to protect your life from the hard bitings of this silent killer?. These foods are some of the Nigerian foods with high cholesterol.
Let me tell you in detail of which foods you should avoid. All these foods
are scientifically proven by the American Heart Association to be avoided in order to protect oneself from high cholesterol level.


1. Butter
Butter is a food that is full of saturated fatty acids and the high intake of
butter and foods containing butter can put your heart at risk. The level of
the Trans fatty acids in the butter is high and high level of Trans fats in
the blood makes plaques in the arteries and hampers the flow of blood
towards the heart, brain and lower part of the body. In 100 grams of butter
the level of Trans and saturated fatty acids is 170mg and the normal RDA of
cholesterol in 300 mg. If you have taken 170 mg only from one food item in
24 hours, you will also eat other foods in whole day and those foods will
also add cholesterol in the body and the total cholesterol level will cross
300mg and levee at risk.
2. Egg yolk
Egg yolk is full of cholesterol. It should be avoided if your cholesterol
level is high because people who already have high cholesterol level post great threat to
their cardiac health. One egg yolk contains 180 mg cholesterol in it.
High Cholesterol Foods To Avoid
3. Hamburgers and fast foods
Baked goods contain high amount of saturated fatty acids in them. It is
fact that saturated fats or the solid fats add more taste and pleasure to
the foods. The commercial food vendors use solid fats to improve the taste
of their food products and these foods will surely lead to undesirable health effects.
Hamburgers and all other junk foods are rich in saturated fats. The taste
and pleasure added by cholesterol make people crazy for junk foods. The
people of this decade are more prone to fast foods and this is the reason
the rate of heart disease increases in this decade as compared to any
previous study. 28 gram food contains 60 mg cholesterol in it.
4. Shellfish
It is also a rich cholesterol food item. Although, there are many benefits
of shellfish for the heart, but the high cholesterol level makes it unfit
for the heart. Three ounces of this food item contain 61 mg cholesterol.
5. Cheese
Cheese is the richest source of cholesterol. The level of hydrocarbons and
Trans fats is high. It is used in the preparation of many food dishes and
makes the food delicious. One ounce of cheese contains the 34 mg
6. Liver
Animal sources are ranked as high cholesterol foods. It is rich is saturated
fatty acids and the accumulation of saturated fats in the body lead worse effects on
the heart. One ounces liver contains the 128 mg of the  cholesterol.
7. Fish and fish oils
Fish is also the richest source of cholesterol. Fish oil is also high in
saturated fatty acids. Per teaspoon of fish oil contains the 38 mg
cholesterol. Salmon oil contains 23 mg, Menhaden oil contains 24 mg, and
cod liver contains the 27 mg cholesterol.
Fish is actually a very healthy food, just make sure you avoid it, if your cholesterol level is high.
8. Animal fats and oils
All food oils prepared from animal fat are rich is cholesterol. These may
be hydrogenated food items and oils prepared from animals. One tablespoon
of animal fat contains 30 mg cholesterol in it.
9. Processed meat
All meats that are processed and fried contain high cholesterol level. 9
grams of processed meat contain the 10 mg cholesterol in it. Beef sticks
contain the 12 mg, blood sausage contains 10 mg and turkey bacon contains 8
mg cholesterol.
10. Red meat
Red meat is the richest source of saturated fatty acids. Per 30 ounces red
meat contains 10 mg cholesterol in it.
Thanks for reading. You should avoid this list of Nigerian foods with high cholesterol and consider a low cholesterol diet plan in Nigeria.
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