Some food items should be eaten in limit and some needs to be avoided totally if the cholesterol levels are on the rise.
How to Limit Cholesterol Levels
- Saturated fats and oils, such as butter and coconut oil. Instead, use margarine or vegetable oils, such as olive or canola oil.
- Limit fatty meats such as beef, ribs, steak, hot dogs, sausages, bacon, organ meats like liver and kidney and processed meats. Replace with skinless chicken, lean meat, and fish. Eat meat, poultry and fish to no more than two servings of a deck’s size.
- Egg yolks.
- Milk products containing more than 1% milk fat. This includes cream, cheeses, non-dairy coffee creamers and whipped topping. Instead try fat-free or low-fat milk (0% to 1% fat) and low-fat cheeses.
- Snack crackers, muffins, and cakes made with saturated or hydrogenated fat and whole milk.
How to Avoid High Cholesterol
- Trans fats or partially hydrogenated vegetable oils and ghee. These things go through a process that makes them to solidify. They're found in chips, cookies and shortenings.
- Fast foods like hamburgers, fries and fried chicken. They are high in total fat and saturated fat. While eating out, choose sandwiches without cheese or mayo, chicken without skin, salads with low-fat dressing and foods which are not fried.