5 Worst Meats for Your Cholesterol

1. Bacon

Whether it be at breakfast alongside eggs and a biscuit, wrapped around vegetables like asparagus, or nestled between a sesame seed bun, hamburger patty, and cheese, bacon seems to slither

its way into many Americanized dishes. It offers a crispy layer of savoriness that may help pull a meal together. Unfortunately, it isn't pulling your health together.

The total calories from saturated fat in most bacon products (about 27 calories per two-slice serving) is more than the calories of protein (about 22 calories per two-slice serving)!

It's a good idea to familiarize yourself with the nutrition associated with various cuts of steak, as they can vary widely. Although leaner grinds of bison may be processed to reduce fat,

2. Steak

 and therefore heralded as a better-for-you meat, a bison ribeye steak makes a cringe-worthy contribution to your fat intake. It contains 11 grams of saturated fat and one gram of trans fat

per four-ounce serving without being trimmed.A filet mignon tenderloin steak has a shockingly comparative 10 grams of saturated per four-ounce serving.

Most lamb loin chops provide about 11 grams of saturated fat per four-ounce serving, while lamb shoulder chops come in at around nine grams of saturated fat per four-ounce serving.

3. Lamb

Red meats should be consumed no more than once per week, & consider further limiting intake if your cholesterol is out of range or you have a family history of high cholesterol or heart disease.

The bad news is a cut of beef center cut back ribs, beef flank style ribs, and beef bone-in short ribs contain 13 grams of saturated fat per four-ounce serving.If you ordered ribs

4. Ribs

 at a restaurant, try to split them with a friend (or two!) and load up on a side of veggies. Fiber intake is associated with better cholesterol control and ribs have zero fiber

onsider that most smoked sausage links contain 6 grams of saturated fat per two-ounce serving (and 350 to 500 milligrams of sodium—we don't want to shoot up blood pressure too!) and

5. Sausage

a sausage kielbasa chimes in at 5 grams of saturated fat per two-ounce serving.

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