Foods to avoid to reduce “bad cholesterol”
Saturated fatty acids are mainly found in animal foods.
The German Society for Nutrition recommended that people with high levels of harmful cholesterol (LDL) in the blood avoid foods that are high in saturated fatty acids, which are mainly found in animal foods such as butter, cheese, cream, meat and sausages, and in a few plant products such as nuts. India and palm oil.
The association added that it should also stay away from what is known as trans fats, which are made from oils, and are mainly found in ready-made foods and fast food.
The association recommended eating foods that help reduce harmful cholesterol (LDL) by increasing the beneficial cholesterol (HDL), which are foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids such as marine fish such as salmon, tuna and herring, and foods rich in dietary fiber such as vegetables, fruits, whole grain products, nuts and oat flakes, in addition to to low-fat dairy products and low-fat meats.
It is worth noting that high levels of bad cholesterol (LDL) in the blood raise the risk of cardiovascular diseases such as heart attacks and strokes.
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