11 High-Cholesterol Foods — Which to Eat, Which to Avoid Written by Jillian Kubala, MS, RD on September 10, 2018 healthline.com
11 High-Cholesterol Foods — Which to Eat, Which to Avoid
Foods to Eat
Foods to Avoid
Cholesterol is arguably one of the most misunderstood substances.
For decades, people avoided healthy yet cholesterol-rich foods like eggs due to the fear that these foods would increase their risk of heart disease.
However, recent research shows that — for most people — consuming healthy foods that are high in cholesterol won’t harm your health.
What’s more, some cholesterol-rich foods are loaded with important nutrients that are lacking in many people’s diets.
This article explains why cholesterol in foods should not be feared and lists healthy high-cholesterol foods and some that should be avoided.
What Is Cholesterol and Is It Unhealthy?
Cholesterol is a waxy substance found in your body and in animal products like meat, eggs and dairy.
It plays important roles in the production of hormones, vitamin D and the bile necessary for digesting fats.
Cholesterol is an essential component of every cell in your body, giving cell membranes strength and flexibility (1).
Your liver produces all of the cholesterol that your body needs to function, but cholesterol can also be introduced through the consumption of animal products.
Since cholesterol doesn’t mix well with liquids (blood), it’s transported by particles called lipoproteins, including low-density and high-density lipoprotein — or LDL and HDL.
LDL is often referred to as “bad cholesterol,” as it’s associated with the plaque buildup in arteries, while HDL (“good cholesterol”) helps excrete excess cholesterol from your body (2)…
1–7. Healthy Foods That Are High in Cholesterol
Here are 7 high-cholesterol foods that are incredibly nutritious.
Eggs are one of the most nutritious foods you can eat. They also happen to be high in cholesterol, with one large egg delivering 211 mg of cholesterol, or 70% of the RDI (11).
People often avoid eggs out of fear that they may cause cholesterol to skyrocket. However, research shows that eggs don’t negatively impact cholesterol levels and that eating whole eggs can lead to increases in heart-protective HDL (12).
Aside from being rich in cholesterol, eggs are an excellent source of highly absorbable protein and loaded with beneficial nutrients like B vitamins, selenium and vitamin A (13).
Research has shown that eating 1–3 eggs per day is perfectly safe for healthy people (14, 15)….”
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“Cholesterol is both good and bad. At normal levels, it is an essential substance for the body. However, if concentrations in the blood get too high, it becomes a silent danger that puts people at risk of heart attack….
Reducing the intake of fat in the diet helps to manage cholesterol levels. In particular, it is helpful to limit foods that contain:
Cholesterol: This is present in animal foods, meat, and cheese.
Saturated fat: This occurs in some meats, dairy products, chocolate, baked goods, deep-fried, and processed foods.
Trans fats: This occurs in some fried and processed foods.
Excess weight or obesity can also lead to higher blood LDL levels. Genetic factors can contribute to high cholesterol. People with the inherited condition familial hypercholesterolemia have very high LDL levels.
Other conditions that can lead to high cholesterol levels, include:
liver or kidney disease
polycystic ovary syndrome
pregnancy and other conditions that increase levels of female hormones
underactive thyroid gland
drugs that increase LDL cholesterol and decrease HDL cholesterol, such as progestins, anabolic steroids, and corticosteroids
Can Diseases or Drugs Cause High Cholesterol?
By Marc Lallanilla Updated August 25, 2018 verywellhealth.com
“.. Illnesses that Cause High Cholesterol Levels
What are the illnesses that can cause acquired hyperlipidemia? “By far the worst are diabetes and prediabetes. They’re the most common lipid disorders in this country,” says Maureen Mays, M.D., assistant professor of medicine and director of preventative cardiology at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, Oregon.
“It’s directly related to this country’s obesity,” she adds. Not all “bad” cholesterol, or low-density lipoprotein (LDL), particles are the same, Mays explains. The LDL particles called small, dense LDL particles are recognized as being more likely to lead to atherosclerosis.
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