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:
|Foods||Amount of cholesterol in 100 g||Energy in 100 g|
|Pork kernels||2195 mg||127 calories|
|Calf liver||393 mg||141 calories|
|Pork kidney||395 mg||95 calories|
|Chicken’s egg||356 mg||143 calories|
|Chicken liver||341 mg||106 calories|
|Pork liver||237 mg||129 calories|
|Ox rim||213 mg||92 calories|
|butter||201 mg||726 calories|
|Chicken heart||159 mg||222 calories|
|Shrimp||154 mg||77 calories|
|Codfish||139 mg||136 calories|
|Shank Pork Roast||110 mg||262 calories|
|Parmesan cheese||106 mg||453 calories|
|Emmental Cheese||98 mg||384 calories|
|Cheddar cheese||97 mg||419 calories|
|Beef||90 mg||250 calories|
|Crab||85 mg||83 calories|
|Whole milk powder||85 mg||497 calories|
|Lard||82 mg||896 calories|
|Anchovy||80 mg||167 calories|
|Pork ribs||74 mg||355 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:
- Olive oil, corn oil, sunflower oil, canola oil, peanut oil;
- Peanuts, almonds, chestnuts, flaxseed, sunflower seeds, sesame;
- Salmon, tuna, sardines;
- Garlic onion;
- 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 .