Cholesterol question?

What kinds of food will raise your cholesterol?besides fried foods is there anything else?

4 comments

  • Agnodice

    Cholesterol can either be absorbed from the diet directly or it can be synthesized from saturated fats. Therefore foods that are high in cholesterol and saturated fats are associated with increased cholesterol levels in the blood. Saturated fats and cholesterol are found in animal meat, such as beef, pork, poultry, butter and dairy products. Unsaturated fats like omega-3 fatty acids are associated with improved cholesterol levels. High fiber diets are also associated with improved cholesterol and are found in fruits and vegetables.

    http://www.americanheart.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=532

  • answerer1

    First off, you have to understand that there are 3 types of cholesterol: LDL Cholesterol, Triglycerides, and HDL Cholesterol.

    – LDL Cholesterol is the type that is bad for your heart/circulatory system. Too much of it could lead to serious medical problems, and possibly even a stroke or heart attack. LDL Cholesterol can be easily raised by things such as saturated fats, hydrogenated oils, and trans fats. I would recommend that you cut out almost all processed foods from your diet if you can, as many of these contain a lot of fat. In particular, DO NOT EAT anything with trans fats, as these are very hard to be processed by your body. It’s good that you know to avoid fried foods. Also remember to not eat animal fats, meats, baked goods, and dairy products sparingly. This is because they often contain these bad fats.

    – Triglycerides are fats made by the body. If you go to get a blood test (which I recommend you do) the doctor will tell you your levels of this, which can indicate high levels of LDL cholesterol, low levels of HDL, and poor exercise and diet.

    – HDL Cholesterol is the good cholesterol, the one you want more of. This cholesterol helps transport bad cholesterol (like LDL and Trigylcerides) out of your arteries, decreasing your risk for serious health problems like heart disease. Unfortunately, this cholesterol cannot simply be taken from a bottle of pills. You NEED to exercise, stop smoking (if you are a smoker), cut down on bad fats, and eat your veggies (yep!) in order to raise this cholesterol. Exercise is a major part of this. If you don’t exercise regularly right now, try walking moderately for a few weeks to start off. Then gradually work your way up to more aerobic exercise.

    Hopefully the above information helps in keeping your cholesterol in check and your body fit. Good luck!

  • bledi d

    – Full cream milk or dairies

    – egg yolks

    – processed foods

    – beef (especially when fried and not lean)

    – baked store-foods

    – butter, etc

    More find at http://www.cholesterol-hdl-ldl.com/foods-to-avoid-high-cholesterol.html

  • Cholesterol

    Cholesterol does not cause heart disease.

    There are NOT two types of cholesterol.

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