Your body needs cholesterol to build cells, but excess cholesterol can be harmful, according to the American Heart Association.
French fries and onion rings are enticing at the pub or drive-thru, but they elevate LDL (low-density lipoprotein), or "bad" cholesterol, and include trans fatty acids.
Butter is abundant in saturated fatty acids from animal fats and plant oils, which can raise cholesterol.
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Many of us eat cheese because it's abundant in protein and calcium, but it also contains saturated fatty acids.
Sweet treats like cookies, cakes, and cupcakes include lots of butter or shortening, which can be rich in saturated fat.
Limit tropical oils like palm and coconut. According to Gentile, these oils may elevate LDL and HDL cholesterol in some studies.
Gentile advises limiting its consumption because to its high saturated fat content (100 grams of untrimmed beef contains 99 mg cholesterol and 29.4 grams of saturated fat).
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