Top 10 Foods Highest in Cholesterol to Avoid
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List of Foods Highest in Cholesterol
#1: Fast Foods (McDonalds Big Breakfast)
|Cholesterol per Order||Cholesterol per 100g|
|155% DV (465mg)||58% DV (173mg)|
More Fast Foods High in Cholesterol-118% DV in an egg and bacon biscuit
-63% DV in a Double Whopper with Cheese
See all fast foods high in cholesterol.
|Cholesterol per 3oz Serving||Cholesterol per 100g|
|140% DV (419mg)||164% DV (493mg)|
Most organ meats are high in cholesterol and should be avoided.
#3: Fatty Meats (Chicken Leg)
|Cholesterol per Roasted Leg (Thigh And Leg)||Cholesterol per 100g|
|109% DV (328mg)||42% DV (127mg)|
More Fatty Meats High in Cholesterol-59% DV in a pork chop with fat
-42% DV in a rack of pork spare ribs
-40% DV in a single chicken wing
See the full list of high cholesterol meats.
#4: Canned Shrimp
|Cholesterol per Cup||Cholesterol per 100g|
|108% DV (323mg)||84% DV (252mg)|
#5: Desserts (Chocolate Mousse)
|Cholesterol per 1/2 Cup||Cholesterol per 100g|
|94% DV (283mg)||47% DV (140mg)|
More High Cholesterol Desserts-39% DV in 1/2 cup of egg custard
-33% DV in 1/2 cup of ice-cream
-25% DV in a cream filled eclair.
|Cholesterol in 1 Large Egg||Cholesterol per 100g|
|62% DV (187mg)||124% DV (373mg)|
While eggs are high in cholesterol, they are not considered unhealthy. Still, if you have high cholesterol, avoiding eggs, or limit yourself to 1 per day.
#7: Whipped Cream
|Cholesterol per Cup Whipped||Cholesterol per 100g|
|44% DV (133mg)||37% DV (111mg)|
|Cholesterol per 3 Slices||Cholesterol per 100g|
|12% DV (36mg)||33% DV (99mg)|
Other Processed Meats High in Cholesterol-27% DV in 3oz of pepperoni
-21% DV in a pork bratwurst sausage
|Cholesterol per Oz||Cholesterol per 100g|
|12% DV (35mg)||41% DV (123mg)|
For more info, see the list of cheese low in cholesterol.
|Cholesterol per Tblsp||Cholesterol per 100g|
|10% DV (31mg)||72% DV (215mg)|
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High Risk Groups for High Blood Cholesterol
- Individuals with a family history of high cholesterol - Regulation of cholesterol blood levels is hereditary and it is advisable to find out if relatives have high cholesterol levels.
- Older Adults - Cholesterol levels rise with age, particularly in post-menopausal women.
- Over-weight Individuals - Being over-weight increases risk of heart disease and tends to correlate with high cholesterol levels.
- People with Low Physical Activity Levels - Excersise is an effective way to lower bad cholesterol levels (LDLs) and raise good cholesterol levels (HDLs). People who are not physically active are at risk for high cholesterol levels.
- Individuals with high blood pressure - High blood pressure in combination with high cholesterol levels greatly increases the risk of heart disease and heart attacks.
- Smokers - Individuals who smoke cigarettes have a higher risk of heart disease and should avoid high cholesterol foods.
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- Vegetarian Foods High in Cholesterol
- Dairy High in Cholesterol
- Fast Foods High in Cholesterol
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