Even if you are not a nutritionist, you probably know that eating fried chicken and fries on a regular basis is bad for your health. If you do not know that, well, chances are you have high cholesterol levels.
Fried food, chicken, and fries especially, are loaded with fat and cholesterol. A diet that is high in cholesterol, trans fats and saturated fats usually leads to raised cholesterol level, high blood pressure, and risks for heart diseases.
The thing with cholesterol is that our bodies already produce more than enough cholesterol. It is not a type of micronutrient (like protein and carbs) that we must source from our diet.
We can consume some low amounts of cholesterol, but high and excessive consumption vastly increases your chances of stroke or heart disease. If you value your life, try to avoid these foods high in cholesterol.
For quite some time, eggs were banned from the breakfast table. Nowadays, they are back there. The trick with eggs is a balance. I know they are one of the best sources of protein, and if you do not want to separate the yolk, one or two eggs for breakfast gives you more cholesterol than your body can process.
Per 100 grams of egg yolk, you get around 1000mg of cholesterol. If you have eggs for breakfast, try to avoid other foods high in cholesterol for the rest of the day.
Chicken is also considered low-fat meat choice, making it extremely healthy. However, even chicken can be high in cholesterol, especially if you consume chicken liver.
In general, liver is one meat source you want to avoid at all cost since it contains more than 200% of the daily value of cholesterol you can process in just 100 grams. The way you cook your chicken also contributes to the amount of cholesterol you get. For example, a chicken leg with the skin on has more cholesterol than a hamburger.
Speaking of hamburger and cheeseburger, two of America’s most popular fast food choices, we cannot stress enough how unhealthy they are. Occasionally, you can treat yourself with a cheeseburger. And you can afford a fast food restaurant for lunch.
However, that bear in mind that almost any burger you get at a fast food restaurant contains around 100mg of cholesterol. If you go for a bigger burger, you might get to 200 or 300mg of cholesterol.