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These foods raise cholesterol

Fried foods

French fries and onion rings may be tempting at the bar or drive-thru window, but they include trans fatty acids and raise LDL, or "bad" cholesterol.


Saturated fatty acids, found in butter (as well as other animal fats and certain vegetable oils), have been linked to a rise in cholesterol.


Cheese has become a mainstay for many of us due to its high protein and calcium content, but beware of its high saturated fatty acid content.


Baked products

Cookies, cakes, and cupcakes are delicious, but they contain a lot of saturated fat from butter or shortening. Sugar is another baked good staple.

Tropical oils

Palm oil, coconut oil, and other tropical oils should be restricted as well. Gentile claims that certain research have shown that these oils increase both bad and good cholesterol.

Tropical oils

Don't overdo it with the coconut oil if you use it often in your cooking. Alternate between using avocado oil and olive oil.

Processed meats and sausage

Gentile warns against overindulging in deli meats and sausages because they are typically made from the greasiest parts of the animal.

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