Foods that raise cholesterol levels


Foods that are bad for your cholesterol levels include foods that are high in saturated and/or trans fats:Fatty cuts of red meat: This includes marbled steaks, pork, veal, and lamb. Red meat is higher in saturated fat when compared to white meat, and it is linked to abnormal cholesterol levels. The scientific community is hotly debating this right now, but the American Heart Association still recommends limiting intake of red meat.

Processed meats: Examples include deli ham, salami, pastrami, bologna, sausage, bacon, and similar products. These foods have been linked to a higher risk of heart disease, in part due to the large amounts of salt and other preservatives that they often contain.