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Foods That Are High in Cholesterol

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Cholesterol & Other Fatty Acids Can Spell Major Heart Issues

One of my father's favorite foods on the planet was a basket overflowing with battered and fried gizzards. He wasn't that excited about 'plain' fried chicken livers. Amid the battering process, he liked it spiked with jalapeno pepper. The hotter, the better.

Unfortunately for dear old dad, all those fried gizzards combined with the cheesy foods that my mom liked to prepare weren't compatible with my parent's heart health.


Heart Attack on a Plate, Free Speedy Delivery!

My father experienced several heart attacks before succumbing to complications - his heart impacted by uncontrolled diabetes. The end diagnosis for cause of death was sepsis - with numerous contributing factors.

That's generally how most of us pass over that brilliant rainbow in the sky.

We may get a common cold which exacerbates into pneumonia; if we are also dealing with other health issues - such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease and diabetes, it's not going to bode well for us in the end.

Therefore, the healthier the body, the healthier our eating plan - the lower our risk for serious complications.

On that note, let's take a look at foods which are extreme in cholesterol content. By avoiding or limiting these selections in our eating plan, we may increase our life span - as well as our current state of health.

Foods Containing Highest Cholesterol

Amount Based on Milligrams

Chicken Giblets, 8 ounces


Turkey Giblets, 8 ounces


Beef Liver, Pan Fried - 3 oz


Fast Food Egg, Sausage Biscuit


English Muffin, Egg, Cheese, Canadian Bacon


Egg, whole fresh raw, extra large


Croissant, egg, cheese & bacon


Shrimp, mixed species, 3 oz


Duck, roasted 1/2 bird


Hard Boiled Large Egg


Potato Salad, Home Prepared - 1 cup


Spinach Souffle, 1 cup


Eggnog, whole variety, 1 cup


Chili Con Carne, 1 cup


High Cholesterol, Strokes, Clogged Arteries Due to Poor Dietary Habits, Inactivity, Stress, Age

As to my mom, she experienced a series of three strokes in her mid-seventies, one of which took away her brain functioning. If she would have took more attention to her diet over the years, she may have avoided the strokes. She was also very inactive and overweight.

All three of these factors simply collided with her gene pool.

And on top of these three triggers, she was a very stressful individual. Everything that didn't go smooth caused her major grief, massive amounts of worry. She didn't just worry about the things that impacted her life - she worried about the things that didn't. She would get very emotional and intense when entering into a discussion, quickly going from calm to extremely passionate. Too much stress and the boiler blows.

Our State of Health Impacts Family Members

These situations aren't only sad for the individual - they are also sad for the family members. So the next time that you attempt to lose the fat, I hope that you'll keep this in mind. If you can't reduce for yourself, try to do it out of love for your family members. You may be saving them excruciating grief in the future.

Why Saturated Fat Intake Matters to Health

The media is mined with commercials for medications which may assisting in fighting plaque build-up in the arteries. The arteries serve as highways to the heart, pumping life-saving blood to this vital organ. It doesn't take a genius to know that if these passages are blocked by plaque that the flow of blood in and out of the heart will also be hampered.

One of the chief causes to blockage involves the consumption of fatty acids over the years. The top offenders are Trans and Saturated fatty acids. Therefore, limiting them can assist in circulatory health.

It's also important to note that heredity influences circulatory health more than any other factor. While we cannot control the types of genes that we inherit, we can work towards having the healthiest body possible simply by monitoring the types of fats that we choose to put into our daily diet.

We have posted our data chart below which holds solid foods which contain the highest amount of saturated fat content based on the USDA statistics.

Most of these selections are based on amounts that aren't normally consumed - such as one cup of white chocolate. Do you ever do that? Sit down and consume a cup of white chocolate? BUT, we do use it in recipes so it's good to know that it's so extreme in saturated fat. However, if we take almostany food and blow up the size, we're going to get pricey fatty acid content.

As we look at the data chart we see that fast foods are rich in such, as are many regular dairy selections. Foods Highest in Saturated Fats

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