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Foods that Are Bad for Cholesterol
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As part of your personal responsibility, reading ingredients label gotta be your priority when shopping for your food.

Knowing your Ingredients would improve your quality of life to say the least.

Today, we’ll touch upon some foods that affect cholesterol in our bodies.

Bad Cholesterol (LDL) can affect our hearts, thus causing our bodies bad state of being. Obviously, when buying foods, we need to check for Saturated Fats in this case that raise cholesterol. Also always pay attention to the Serving Size that could be so miniscule and so fat-full that it’d be better to live without that product for sure.

Scroll down to see what foods could be a culprit in upsetting the Cholesterol balance in our bodies.

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  1. CoffeeTime says

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    What FOODS do you thing could be a culprit in raising your CHOLESTEROL? ANY IDEA?

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  3. CoffeeTime says

    amcoffee
    COFFEE
    Coffee is good for for many reasons!

    If you are the one who watches the cholesterol levels, take into consideration these facts:

    – French press or Turkish coffee lets through cholesterol.
    As Espresso is consumed in small servings, it may be OK to enjoy it.
    – Good News —> The DRIP Coffee filter catches cholesterol, so it’s great to enjoy it in a balanced way!

    GRANOLA
    It is usually high in saturated fat per serving. Even the low-fat brands are high in saturated fat.

    If you are reaching out for cereal –> grab whole-grain cereal instead topped with your fresh fruit.

    • Rebecca Swenor says

      Good information about the coffee. Yeah. I didn’t Know any of this though. It does make sense. I have to tell my sons about this.

    • constance ralph says

      Oh I love my Granola

    • Thanks for the info. I recently switched to filtered, I will tell my Dad who needs to watch carefully… We are also watching as we have a family history of high cholesterol…

    • Virginia Rogers says

      Great to know, both things I really like!!! 🙂

    • wendy c g says

      Did not know about granola, I like it in my yogurt.

    • Jessica Parent says

      I love both and my cholesterol has been really good the past few yrs-didnt know why but perhaps my coffee addiction has more perks than I realized

    • Raye Wiedner says

      I drink far too much coffee, but it is filtered, so that helps. I make my own granola, so hopefully that helps as well.

    • Katrina A. says

      Bummer!! I love granola….but honestly my teeth are bad right now so it’s hard for me to eat anyways. Blessing disguise? lol And I need to get a coffee pot again. My fiance hates it but if it’s “safe” to drink and can give me a boost….I’m sold!

  4. CoffeeTime says

    am coffee
    SHRIMP
    Be ware that there’s an exception when it comes to seafood. Shrimp could be not a good choice!

    One serving of shrimp, even prepared without fat, it has ~190 milligrams of cholesterol.

    The American Heart Association recommends limiting cholesterol to 300 milligrams per day, or 200 milligrams per day if you have heart disease or high cholesterol.

    DUCK
    If chicken and turkey are good low-cholesterol choices, duck should be too, right? Not so. Duck and goose are both higher in cholesterol than chicken and turkey.

    One cup of cooked duck or goose – even with the skin removed – has about 128 milligrams of cholesterol. The same portion of chicken has only 113 milligrams of cholesterol, and turkey is an even better choice at 93 milligrams.

    PASTA
    The Mediterranean diet is supposed to be good for lowering cholesterol, right? And it is, as long as you make the right choices.

    Think marinara or marsala, not meatballs, and linguine with clams, not lasagna.

    As long as you steer clear of sauces with butter or cream bases and avoid pastas stuffed with meat or cheeses, pasta can be a healthy part of your diet. Just don’t eat too much.

    I GROUPED these foods in one section, as they are usually offered in restaurants as compliments to each other!

    • constance ralph says

      Good to know, I love my pasta but not a shrimp or duck eatter

    • Rebecca Swenor says

      I dislike shrimp so that one doesn’t bother me but growing up in an Italian family we have always ate a lot of pasta.

      • kaen hinkle says

        oh I know about duck and goose they are real fatty and have a lot of fat on them I don’t even like duck or goose and pasta I go for the whole grain or try to when I buy it

    • I don’t eat shrimp (I keep kosher) and I can’t remember if I ever tasted duck but I’m major into the pasta. Lately I’ve been making it once a week with tuna, peas and a little cheese – I’m guessing that’s better than the heavy cheese, fried onions and meatballs I used to make it with…

    • Virginia Rogers says

      Am not a fan of others but pasta definitely a downfall for me 🙂

    • wendy c g says

      I don’t eat much pasta anymore. Never had duck, shrimp is very seldom.

    • Jessica Parent says

      I love shrimp but only have a few every couple yrs…have never had duck and love my pasta with melted cheddar and tomato sauce (I eat it alittle too often though)

    • Raye Wiedner says

      I admit I’m sad that shrimp and duck are high in cholesterol, because I love them both. I’ve switched to whole grain pasta when we have it, but always with marinara and loads of veggies.

    • Katrina A. says

      Good thing I don’t eat any seafood including shrimp…..yuck. And I have no desire to ever try duck….to gamey in my mind. But what fun is pasta with no cheese and meat and all that yummy badness? lol Everything in moderation.

  5. CoffeeTime says

    amcoffee
    GHEE
    Indian food can be a fine choice, but only if you hold the ghee. What is ghee? It’s clarified butter – and that means saturated fats and cholesterol.

    How much? One tablespoon of ghee has 33 milligrams of cholesterol, about 11% of the recommended daily amount. It’s a staple of Indian cooking, so if you’re eating out, ask your server how much ghee is in your dish, and if you’re cooking, check the recipe to make sure it fits your diet.

    THAY FOODS
    Thai food is spicy and delicious, but it can raise your cholesterol if you don’t choose carefully. The secret ingredient? Coconut milk.

    It makes curries smooth, and it’s high in saturated fat. Scan the menu instead for stir fries or noodle dishes, and ask to have your dinner steamed or made with vegetable oil.

    Choose chicken rather than beef, throw in some extra veggies, and enjoy your FOOD guilt-free.

  6. CoffeeTime says

    amcoffee
    SOME DAIRY PRODUCTS
    How many times did Mom tell you to finish your milk because it was good for you? She’s right: Dairy helps you get the calcium and vitamin D you need.

    Just look for fat-free and low-fat versions, which deliver the nutrients without the same amount of cholesterol. You can also switch yogurt for sour cream in recipes to further cut the saturated fat and cholesterol.

    STICK MARGARINE
    Butter vs. margarine can be a tricky choice. Both have saturated fats and should be used sparingly. But here’s the easy part: If you’re using margarine, choose soft tub margarine rather than the stick variety. Tub varieties are lower in fats and are better for your LDL or “bad” cholesterol level.

    Read the nutrition label, and look for one low in saturated fats and with no trans fat.

    • Rebecca Swenor says

      Okay I have to say when I was a kid I would eat the butter plain. I grow out of that habit though. I only usually buy tub margarine.

    • constance ralph says

      We drank a lot of reduced fat 2% milk. I hate whole milk, it has always smelled like wet dog to me. We do love are margarine too, I girls are always trying to eat it

    • wow, I did not know that tub was better. I rarely use margarine and I don’t usually bake with dairy so I usually substitute for oil. But occasionally something can’t be switched out and it’s always best to know the better choice…

      • kaen hinkle says

        me to we drink fat free milk and tub butter but I don’t use butter of nothing on my veggies no butter just plain old veggie cooked but my hubby love to put the butter on I tell him its not good for him but he don’t listen

    • Virginia Rogers says

      Am not a milk drinker, but did not know about yogurt. Also great information to know on the margarine, thank you!! 🙂

    • wendy c g says

      We drink a lot of milk, I use 2 % or fat free only. Butter we use occasionally when cooking.

    • Jessica Parent says

      I like whole milk but drink mostly 1% and do not use much margarine or butter except for when cooking (I substitute it when possible )

    • Raye Wiedner says

      Growing up, my mom was a ‘southern’ cook. Think Paula Deen style-it all had tons of mayo or butter, or was deep fried. I’ve learned to adapt recipes since then, and I only use skim milk….very little butter….and if I fry anything, it’s in olive oil, low sodium soy sauce, or something like that.

    • Katrina A. says

      I really want to start incorporating yogurt instead of sour cream. I am such a sucker for sour cream!!! We drink 2% but I could try us on 1% maybe. It’s so watery though.

  7. CoffeeTime says

    amcoffee
    FLOUR TORTILLAS
    To build a better taco, you have to start with the foundation. Flour tortillas – even the whole wheat ones – may sound like the best choice, but they’re not. They’re higher in saturated fat than corn tortillas.

    (Assuming you don’t fry your corn tortillas in oil, of course.) Start with a corn tortilla (check the label to make sure it wasn’t made with lard) and add those healthy toppings: grilled chicken, juicy tomatoes, and chopped lettuce.

    STICK MARGARINE
    Butter vs. margarine can be a tricky choice. Both have saturated fats and should be used sparingly. But here’s the easy part: If you’re using margarine, choose soft tub margarine rather than the stick variety. Tub varieties are lower in fats and are better for your LDL or “bad” cholesterol level.

    Read the nutrition label, and look for one low in saturated fats and with no trans fat.

    • constance ralph says

      We love our tortillas here, my kids love love peanut butter and jelly tortillas. We have tried the corn tortillas and really didnt like them. We do love our Margarine from a tub too, it makes e everything taste better.

    • Rebecca Swenor says

      I love the hard shell tacos over the soft shell. You can always bake them over frying them too.

      • kaen hinkle says

        don’t eat to many tortillas here on rare occasions when we have tacos and we never cook them so we are good here

    • I’ve actually never tried tortillas but was thinking of trying them, so this info is right on time…

      • Katrina A. says

        Yes! I recommend trying tortillas! So yummy! Especially if you can get some fresh, home made ones.

    • Virginia Rogers says

      I do like tortillas never knew difference in ones with corn, but don’t eat often is a rare maybe three times a year we may have tacos 🙂

    • wendy c g says

      Mt husband eats a lot of flour tortillas. I don’t care for them. I need to limit them.

    • Jessica Parent says

      I only like those hard shell tacos but half my kids love tortillas -none od us care for the corn ones though 😮 We don’t have them often though so I guess its not that bad

    • Raye Wiedner says

      We eat lots of tortillas here (it’s a great substitute for bread). We’re out right now or I’d tell you the brand. We like the whole wheat version and the veggie version. I prefer soft tortillas, but I like the corn too.

    • Katrina A. says

      I always knew corn tortillas were better but it really stood out when I was taking nutrition classes while I was pregnant. He gets corn tortillas now on WIC so we use them for all sorts of things. Just grill up on the stove and they are yummy. Plus I am mexcian and my grandma usually had corn tortillas in the warmer. Love th smell of them.

  8. CoffeeTime says

    amcoffee
    ENERGY BARS
    They’re marketed for people who work out, so energy bars have to be a good choice, right? Maybe. Check the nutrition label. You might be surprised at the amount of saturated fat in some.

    Look out for those with tropical oils like palm oil and palm kernel oil, which add saturated fat.

  9. CoffeeTime says

    Here’s yet another installment of the Heart Plan post that you may enjoy!

    Quiet the Ghost in your Genes!

    What do you think? Relevant to you in any case?

    quiet ghost in your genes

    • Rebecca Swenor says

      Great information and we see why we are the way we are. Thanks for sharing.

    • constance ralph says

      So true, thanks for sharing, I do blame my grandparents sometime. But I mostly try to take better care of myself so I dont end up with the diabetes and high cholesterol they had.

    • wow that is a lot of relevant information there. A few pointers: I do find it hard to believe that family traditions and habits are more to blame than genes (unless I misunderstood) as you will find families with some fat some thin. Take my family for example – we’re 10 siblings (you read that correctly) 3 of whom we can’t count as they are still children. Of the 7 adults, 3 need to watch their weight constantly for fear of obesity, 2 will never be fat even if they tried, and 2 of us (me included) will get that tummy here and there but will not have issues with obesity. If you look at the gene pool – My mother is very overweight and my father was thin for many years and now is battling with a bit of a tummy. For me “watching my weight” is more of a health issue related to cholesterol – as my father has.

    • Virginia Rogers says

      Have heard that many times in my family that is in our genes. But personally I do believe diet is one area we control not our genes.:)

    • wendy c g says

      This was a interesting piece to read. I believe how you eat can also be a culprit in weight gain. Eating healthy and exercise is the key.

    • Jessica Parent says

      Cant blame my gram (S) …neither were fat in the fall (or any time of year) gals but I am .I gain 20-30 lbs every fall/winter (and tell the kids its my winter fat to keep my muscles warm 😉

    • Raye Wiedner says

      Great article, humorous and full of good info. My first thought at the title was, pfffft, my Grandma would smack my bum if I tried to blame anything on her-she ate small amounts of food at every meal and kept her slim figure all her life.

    • Katrina A. says

      I love my grandmas. <3

  10. CoffeeTime says

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