Eating Habits Increasing Cholesterol

A diet higher in red meat has been known to increase the risk of high cholesterol. This is due mainly to its saturated fat content.

Eating too much red meat

This is because of the meat's high saturated fat content, which leads to an increase in cholesterol and artery blockages along with triglycerides.

"One lesser know habit that is known to impact cholesterol is weight cycling. Specifically, weight cycling (also known as yo-yo dieting) has been associated with lower HDL

Yo-yo dieting

(the 'good' cholesterol) and higher LDL (the 'bad' cholesterol.)

Fried foods are delicious, and oftentimes pulling into the drive-thru for a fast-food lunch is one of the more convenient options out there.

Eating fried foods

However, it may be negatively impacting your cholesterol. These foods are high-cholesterol items and should be avoided because the hydrogenated oil used for frying these foods contains bad fats

"It is also important to limit sugary treats. Ice creams and baked goodies, such as cakes, pastries, and cookies, contain added sugars, and there is a link between

Eating too much added sugar

added sugars and increased LDL (bad cholesterol). Added sugars also decrease the level of HDL (good cholesterol) and increase triglycerides in your body.

"These foods can raise cholesterol because these foods have little fiber in them, often contain a highly saturated (and environmentally detrimental fat)

Eating ultra-processed or packaged foods

palm oil (or derivative), and contain few healthful nutrients, making them inflammatory and likely to increase cholesterol,"


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