The Cholesterol Culprits (Hart Health)
Your body makes all the cholesterol you need to keep you healthy. When you eat foods high in saturated fat and cholesterol, your body can make too much cholesterol. Over time, this extra cholesterol can clog your arteries. This raises your risk for having a heart attack.
But what types of fat raise your blood cholesterol the most? Saturated fat raises blood cholesterol the most. It is found mainly in foods that come from animals such as:
Whole milk, butter, cream, and high-fat cheeses
Lard, pork fat, and shortening
Fatty meats such as ribs, hot dogs, sausage, and pork rinds
Organ meats such as liver, brain, kidney