Butter, cheese, cream, and fatty foods contain saturated fats. Cutting less on these items can help reduce LDL (bad) cholesterol.
Fried, baked, and snack foods have trans fats. They have been shown to increase "bad" LDL cholesterol while decreasing "good" HDL cholesterol.
Saturated and trans fats in fried foods can raise cholesterol. Instead, opt for grilled or baked dishes.
Bacon, sausage, and hot dogs are high in cholesterol and saturated fat. Eat less of these or switch to something leaner, like turkey or chicken.
Cheese, cream, and whole milk are high in saturated fat. Instead, opt for low- or no-fat dairy products.
can cause weight gain and high cholesterol. Reduce your intake of sugary foods and drinks and replace them with water or unsweetened alternatives.
White bread and pasta elevate triglycerides, which can raise cholesterol. Instead, choose for foods made with entire grains.
Excessive alcohol consumption is associated with elevated triglyceride and cholesterol levels. If you can help it, try to cut back on or abstain from alcohol.