"Frozen pizza is considered to be an ultra-processed food.Intake of ultra-processed foods are linked to increased levels of LDL, or bad cholesterol, and a higher risk of heart disease,"
Many of the frozen meals labeled as "light" may contain fewer calories, but if you're worried about cholesterol levels, don't forget to check the nutrition label as well.
"For example, many of the frozen dinners at local grocery stores that are labeled 'light' or 'lean' may contain fewer calories," "However, they are often high in sodium and fat.
"Fried foods of any type are bad for people with high cholesterol," "These foods all either contain highly processed grains, refined sugars, processed oils, and
often a combination of all three that increase inflammation in the body. By increasing inflammation in the whole body, cholesterol is more likely to deposit in the artery wall & to heart disease."
"Puff pastry is typically made with a large quantity of lard or shortening which is high in saturated and trans fats that can increase bad cholesterol and reduce good cholesterol ,"
People who want to lower their cholesterol should prioritize reducing red meat consumption because it's high in saturated fat, which can elevate blood cholesterol levels.
"Full fat ice cream made with cream is very high in saturated fat which can increase your bad cholesterol,"
It's not the chicken part of frozen orange chicken dinners that's unhealthy, but sneakily, the orange glaze sauce that tops it, which is filled with a high amount of excess sugars.
All of that extra sugar can lead not only to a stomach ache, but also to increased cholesterol because it can potentially result in having an increased risk of fat buildup in the arteries.
"Not only does excess sugar trigger higher LDL and lower HDL levels, [but] it also leads to higher amounts of triglycerides (blood fats that store extra energy),"