These fats are often found in commercially baked and fried products. They can raise LDL cholesterol (the "bad" cholesterol) and lower HDL cholesterol (the "good" cholesterol).
Foods high in saturated fats can raise LDL cholesterol levels. Limit your intake of red meat, full-fat dairy products, and tropical oils like coconut and palm oil.
Bacon, sausage, hot dogs, and other processed meats are often high in saturated fats and sodium, which can negatively impact cholesterol levels.
Whole milk, full-fat cheese, and other high-fat dairy products contain saturated fats. Choosing low-fat or fat-free options can be a better choice for managing cholesterol.
Fried foods are often cooked in oils high in saturated or trans fats. These fats can contribute to elevated cholesterol levels.
Many fast-food options are high in unhealthy fats, sodium, and calories. Regular consumption can negatively affect cholesterol levels and overall heart health.
Cakes, cookies, and pastries often contain trans fats and unhealthy saturated fats. Opt for homemade or choose products with healthier fat options.
While moderate alcohol consumption may have some heart benefits, excessive alcohol intake can lead to higher levels of triglycerides, a type of fat in the blood.