It’s no secret that eating fatty foods raises your bad cholesterol level, also known as LDL. An elevated LDL clogs up your arteries and makes it difficult for your heart to do its job. Potentially, it could lead to heart disease.
The USDA recommends consuming no more than 300 mg of cholesterol a day. While a deep-fried Twinkie at the county fair is an obvious no-no, other high cholesterol culprits may be sneaking into your diet. Check out what that number looks like in terms of everyday food items.
Warning: you may need to revise your grocery list—and your eating habits!
4 pieces=300mg cholesterol
6 2/3 rolls=300mg cholesterol
12 3/4 slices=300mg cholesterol
28 slices=300mg cholesterol
14 thin slices=300mg cholesterol
1 1/5 sticks=300mg cholesterol
14 small scoops=300mg cholesterol
1 1/4 yolks=300mg cholesterol
1 lobster tail=300mg cholesterol
Jack’s Extreme Sausage Sandwich:
1 sandwich=300mg cholesterol
BK Double Whopper w/cheese B:
1 3/5 sandwiches=300mg cholesterol
1 1/5 bricks=300mg cholesterol
22 pcs=300mg cholesterol
4 1/2 4 oz steaks=300mg cholesterol
12 large=300mg cholesterol
50 pcs 41-50 ct=300mg cholesterol
McDs Sausage Egg McMuffin:
1 1/5 sandwiches=300mg cholesterol
11 1/10 dogs=300mg cholesterol
14 1/4 slices=300mg cholesterol
10 med (3.65 oz)=300mg cholesterol
The amount of food in each photo represents your entire daily recommended value of cholesterol. These photos were shot with a Canon 7D DSLR. The plate shown is 10.25 in. (26 cm).
The USDA recommends no more than 300 mg a day—but that’s not a number you should strive for. Saturated and trans fats are not part of a balanced diet. You should limit them as much as possible.
Replace saturated and trans fats with healthy fats, such as those found in mono- and polyunsaturated fats food sources. For example, cook with olive oil instead of butter. Drink fat-free milk instead of whole. Eat more fish and less red meat.
Article provided by healthline.com
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