Everyday Foods That Can Make Your Cholesterol Levels Skyrocket

The foods you eat have a direct impact on your health. Those at risk for heart disease have to be a little more careful about what ends up on their plates. If you have high cholesterol, you should avoid the following foods and condiments at all costs. Don’t worry — you can still enjoy the foods you love. There’s a healthier alternative for almost everything.

Full-fat cheese

Cheese block and cubed

Cheese is awful for your cholesterol. | Mariamarmar/iStock/Getty Images

According to Mayo Clinic, people with high cholesterol should do their best to consume no more than 200 daily milligrams of dietary cholesterol.

An ounce of full-fat soft cheese adds about 20 extra milligrams to your daily total — and you know you’re going to eat more than an ounce in one sitting. It’s probably better to stay away from it, if you can’t limit your consumption.

NextBe careful what you spread onto your bread.

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