Find out which foods have the most cholesterol

Cholesterol-rich foods are especially those of animal origin, such as egg yolk, beef or liver, for example.

Cholesterol is a type of fat present in the body, which is essential for the proper functioning of cells, when at adequate values, however, if the values ​​are high, it can pose a threat to health. Know the consequences of having high cholesterol levels.

Table of foods high in cholesterol

Some foods high in cholesterol are:

FoodsAmount of cholesterol in 100 gEnergy in 100 g
Pork kernels2195 mg127 calories
Calf liver393 mg141 calories
Pork kidney395 mg95 calories
Chicken’s egg356 mg143 calories
Chicken liver341 mg106 calories
Pork liver237 mg129 calories
Ox rim213 mg92 calories
butter201 mg726 calories
Chicken heart159 mg222 calories
Shrimp154 mg77 calories
Codfish139 mg136 calories
Shank Pork Roast110 mg262 calories
Parmesan cheese106 mg453 calories
Emmental Cheese98 mg384 calories
Cheddar cheese97 mg419 calories
Beef90 mg250 calories
Crab85 mg83 calories
Whole milk powder85 mg497 calories
Lard82 mg896 calories
Anchovy80 mg167 calories
Pork ribs74 mg355 calories

These foods, as they have large amounts of cholesterol, should be avoided by people with high cholesterol.

Foods That Increase Bad Cholesterol

Foods that increase bad cholesterol should be avoided, especially by patients with cardiovascular problems, because they are rich in saturated fats. Some examples are:

  • Fried fish, breaded meats, French fries;
  • Sausage, salami, bacon, lard;
  • Chocolate, chocolate drinks, cookies and industrialized pies;
  • Whole milk, condensed milk, yellow cheeses, sour cream, recipes with sour cream, ice cream and pudding.

Both foods in the table and those on the list should be avoided in case of LDL cholesterol above 130 mg / dL.

Foods That Increase Good Cholesterol

Foods that help increase good cholesterol are:

  • Avocado;
  • Olive oil, corn oil, sunflower oil, canola oil, peanut oil;
  • Peanuts, almonds, chestnuts, flaxseed, sunflower seeds, sesame;
  • Salmon, tuna, sardines;
  • Garlic onion;
  • Soy;
  • Peanut butter.

These foods are rich in monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats and, together with weight loss and physical activity, help the body to improve good cholesterol, also known as HDL cholesterol, which must be above 35 mg / dL. See other tips for improving HDL cholesterol .

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