There is nothing more pleasing in the world than Food. Whether bored or excited, we all love munching on delicious delights. While we are younger we do not care about which Food is good or which one is bad.
“C’mon! food is food – it can’t be bad”. Wrong! With age, you need to monitor your food habits as certain food item can aggravate an existing medical condition or might even invite new ones.
Here is a list of 10 food items that you certainly need to avoid if you have a heart condition or high cholesterol issues.
The liver is a rich source of iron and is one hell of a scrumptious dish but do you know that highest concentrated levels of cholesterol in animals is found in Liver.
People already dealing with high blood cholesterol need to strictly avoid including liver in their meal so as to avoid any kind of heart-related complications.
There is no denial that shellfish offers a variety of health benefits but this delight is one of the top offenders when it comes to high blood cholesterol.
Apart from shellfish heart patients should also avoid seafood like oysters, mussels, crab, lobster, and clams. It might be a shocker for few but do you know King crab legs contain 71 mg of cholesterol per serving, lobster contains 61 mg and oysters contain 58 mg per serving. Decide for yourself.
3. Cream Cheese
Morning bagels are incomplete without cream cheese. But just 1 oz of cream cheese contains as much as 27mg of cholesterol. You might want to calculate the total it up considering your actual serving size.
We all know the struggle of a quick bit in office hours and the best solution – Hamburger. Do you know an average fast food burger gives you 60-150mg of cholesterol on one serving?
Next time, you need a quick bite think about all these numbers before heading to Mc Donald’s.
5. Egg Yolk
Egg yolks have the most cholesterol as compared to any other food item – a whopping 1,234 mg per 100 g serving. Avoiding egg is difficult, however, the least you can do is to avoid large servings and restrict to just 1-2 eggs in a day.
You know this was coming, right? Sorry, but we can’t help it. 1 tablespoon of butter contains as much as 30gm of cholesterol. Also, butter is one of the main ingredients for all deserts – avoiding this food item will be difficult.
You can restrict yourself to desserts that use a minimum of butter sticks instead of ones that call for 2-3 sticks of butter such as shortbread.
Duck might not be a daily food item but is thoroughly enjoyed as a delicacy in all uptight restaurants. This oily meat is considered as good source of protein, iron and Vitamin B, however, apart from these, it is also rich in cholesterol. So, next time you visit a fancy restaurant, do yourself a favor and avoid ordering duck for a meal.
8. Fried Chicken
Golden outside, juicy inside – Fried chicken, one of the most popular and ‘go-to’ food of this generation. While fried chicken is one of the yummiest and no fuzz food but you might want to opt for some healthy Chicken alternatives as the former has much higher cholesterol than Hamburger.
You might wonder why we have included Shrimps in the list as this is the only food item that diet lovers love since it has low levels of fat. The higher levels of cholesterol in shrimps make it a puzzling food for all.
100 g of shrimp contains a massive 65 percent of the recommended daily allowance of cholesterol but a single large shrimp contains only 3-4 percent – So, keep a check on how much you are eating in one serving.
Ice-creams – the favorite dessert of people of all age groups. But even this sweet treat can prove bitter for your health. One scoop of ice cream can give you cholesterol equivalent to 10 glazed doughnuts.