Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance that is found in all cells of the body. The human body makes the cholesterol that we need but we get cholesterol from our food too. If you have too much cholesterol, it begins to build up in your arteries.
High Cholesterol Foods to Avoid
According to the American Heart Association, many people don’t know their cholesterols are too high because there are usually no symptoms
The National Cancer Institute states that these are the top food sources of cholesterol amongst the people.
Eggs and egg mixed dishes — 25 percent
Chicken and chicken mixed dishes — 13 percent
Beef, beef mixed dishes and burgers — 11 percent
Full-fat cheese — 4 percent
Sausage, hot dogs, bacon and ribs — 4 percent
Fish and fish mixed dishes — 3 percent
Grain-based desserts — 3 percent
Dairy dessert — 3 percent
Pasta and pasta dishes — 3 percent
Pizza — 3 percent
Mexican mixed dishes — 3 percent
Cold cuts — 3 percent
Reduced fat milk — 2.5 percent
Pork and pork mixed dishes — 2 percent
Shrimp and shrimp mixed dishes — 2 percent
Any food that causes inflammation do the most damage and increase our chances of developing heart disease.
Also, poor quality animal products are highly inflammatory, as are toxic oils that are made using chemicals and solvents.
Alcohol, sugar and caffeine are all stimulants that the liver can use to produce more cholesterol, increasing levels of inflammation.