When you first get diagnosed with high cholesterol, you inevitably ask yourself, What foods do I avoid? We are never taught which foods have high cholesterol, just foods with high fat or high carb. This blog post will show you the top 5 foods to avoid with high cholesterol.
Eggs are spoken of as if they are a superfood and most people think they are incredibly healthy for you. The fact is, they’re high in protein, low in carb, and very high in cholesterol. One egg can contain up to 75% of your daily value cholesterol! So that omelet with whole milk and cheese that you eat every morning can contain almost an entire week’s worth of cholesterol. If you have high cholesterol, you must cut out eggs immediately. Many doctors and medical websites claim that eggs have no effect on cholesterol levels, but I’m not buying it. There are many other ways you can get protein without sacrificing 75% of your cholesterol amount.
2. Pork Products
Pork is very high in fat and cholesterol. If you are not wanting to cut out all meat products, this should be the one you do. Bacon, for example, contains almost half of the recommended daily amount in just one serving. Pork chops can contain up to 70 milligrams of cholesterol, which is high considering you should have less than 200 milligrams a day.
3. Dairy Milk
Dairy milk isn’t too high in cholesterol at 11% of your daily value. The reason it made this list is because of the many different substitutions available. Almond milk is a very inexpensive option, it tastes great, and even lowers your cholesterol. Why not use almond milk and lower your cholesterol levels instead of raising them?
4. Chuck Eye Steak
Chuck eye steak is one of the fattiest cut of beef around. It can contain over 25% of your daily amount, so it should be avoided if you are trying to lower your cholesterol levels. Try choosing a grass-fed cut of meat that has a lower fat content. This is definitely one of the foods to avoid with high cholesterol.
This virtually invisible food can contain more than 10% of your cholesterol in just one tablespoon. I recommend using coconut oil with a little bit of salt when needing butter in a recipe. It tastes almost exactly the same! Coconut oil is very good for you and it supplies you with healthy fats that will not clog up your arteries.
I hope this blog post gave you a good idea of what foods to avoid with high cholesterol. A great rule of thumb is anything with animal products likely has cholesterol in it. If it does not contain animal products, it does not have cholesterol in it. No matter what. Cholesterol is made by animals and planted-based foods do not contain levels of cholesterol.
For some awesome low-fat recipes, please feel free to visit this blog post. For a list of recipes that lower your cholesterol levels, you will love this blog post. Please let me know if you have any questions in the comments below! Also, let me know which foods you avoid with high cholesterol!