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About 1.5 million Americans have a heart attack each year. Most often, the blockage that triggers a heart attack is caused by a blood clot that forms at a site where a coronary artery is narrowed by atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis, in turn occurs through a series of changes that are associated with a number of risk factors including heredity, smoking, hypertension, and cholesterol levels over 200 mg/dl. So reducing your chances of becoming just another heart attack statistic starts with avoiding high cholesterol foods. In this article we will cover a few high cholesterol foods you should avoid along with a couple of surprises. Poultry skin and dark meat: We have all heard that a heart healthy diet should contain large amounts of poultry and fish. Fish yes, poultry it depends. For chicken serving the meat with the skin just about doubles the fat content. For duck it triples. Let's look at an 8 oz serving of skinless poultry compared to lean beef containing 12 g of total fat, 4.6 grams of saturated fat, and 156 mg of cholesterol. Remember with the skin it would at least double the fat content and skyrocket cholesterol. Turkey (white meat): 8 g fat, 2.4 g saturated fat, 156 mg of cholesterol; just about as good as it gets! Chicken (white meat): 11.6 fat, 2.8 saturated fat, 190 mg of cholesterol; not talking turkey but close. Chicken (dark meat): 22.4 fat, 5.94 saturated fat, 208 mg of cholesterol; so much for all chicken being heart healthy. Duck: 28 g fat, 10.6 g saturated fat, 224 mg of cholesterol; maybe you duck hunters with a cholesterol problem should start shooting to miss. Goose: 25.4 g fat, 10.2 g saturated fat, 216 mg of cholesterol The conclusion is surprising isn't it! Lean beef is a healthier lower cholesterol food than all poultry, except turkey, and possibly white meat chicken. Probably not what you expected, right. Liver: Liver is packed with high quality proteins and vitamins. It is high in vitamin A, vitamin D, vitamin B, and one of the best natural sources of easily absorbable heme iron. On the other hand, liver is one of the worst high cholesterol foods with an amazing 660 mg of cholesterol for a 6 oz serving. Still exciting about going to the all you can eat liver buffet.


Lamb: We all know Mary had a little lamb, but if you are trying to lower your cholesterol she should keep him. An 8 oz serving of lamb contains 46 g of fat, 19.8 g saturated fat, 450 mg of cholesterol. That is about double Mary's little goose. Hot Dogs: Now you are expecting me to say that hot dogs, also masquerading as frankfurters, are one of the worst high cholesterol foods. Well, some are pretty bad but the good news is that healthy versions (97% fat free) are not so bad, in fact pretty good, containing only 1.5 g of total fat, a measly 1 g of saturated fat, and 15 mg of cholesterol. In summary, you probably are surprised at the some of the findings above, I know I was. The important thing is that you take this information and use it as a tool to avoid truly high cholesterol foods on your way to bringing problematic cholesterol levels under control and reducing your risk of heart attack and stroke. What Next? Lowering cholesterol, in most cases, is about changing old habits, adopting new healthier habits, and enlisting the help of convention medications such as statins or natural cholesterol reducing remedies if needed. Put simply, this basically means finding ways to increase HDL (good cholesterol) and decreasing LDL (bad cholesterol levels), with eliminating high cholesterol foods being an important first step in achieving this goal.

Rob D. Hawkins is an enthusiastic advocate for the use of safe and effective high quality alternitive health products and natural living, with over 10 years experience in the field. Learn more about natural remedies and natural health at Purchase Remedies.com

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Avoiding High Cholesterol Foods is a Big Part of Any Hearth Healthy Diet  

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