The levels of high cholesterol they are a danger to health, especially when these values are not diagnosed in time and the narrowing of the arteries puts the health and even the life of the affected person at risk ( multiply the risk of stroke or heart attack ).
In this case, there is a difference HDL cholesterol (also know as good cholesterol ) on the one hand, and the LDL cholesterol (or bad cholesterol) for another.
The first is known in turn with the denomination of good cholesterol because it is a high density lipoprotein, beneficial for health in the sense that it helps in a very positive way when it comes to eliminating cholesterol from the blood, which in turn prevents the accumulation of fat and the formation of plaque.
The second, however, is one of the most dangerous and harmful to our cardiovascular health, given that Adheres to the walls of blood vessels , so that it narrows them and multiplies the risk of cardiovascular disease .
With regard to the Normal values of LDL cholesterol , it is most appropriate to have levels lower than 100 mg / dl, although in some cases this amount should be less than 70 mg / dl.
Although following a balanced and healthy diet is fundamental when it comes to prevent the increase of LDL cholesterol , and especially when it comes to reducing their level, it is always a good idea to keep in mind which are the main foods with LDL cholesterol (or, in short, what are those food with bad cholesterol ).
Foods with bad cholesterol or LDL
- Foods rich in trans fats : In this sense, industrial pastries and precooked foods stand out, as well as fried potatoes, margarine or fast food or garbage (hamburgers, hot dogs ...).
- Foods rich in saturated fats : Highlights include butters, sausages (such as sausage, chorizo, pork loin ...) or red meats.
- Whole Dairy : From whole milks to yoghurts, through creams or whole products.
- Coconut and palm oil .
- Fried foods : like French fries, battered ... It is better to opt for healthier cooking methods, such as iron, steam or oven.
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