9 Surprising Foods That May Raise Your Cholesterol
How You Cook It Counts
It is not just about the trans fat and saturated fat content but the way you prepare foods that can also wreak havoc on your cholesterol level.
"Avoid fried foods, remove excess fat from meats and skin from poultry before cooking, use nonstick pans, cooking spray, or small amounts of vegetable oil (which does not increase cholesterol) in preparation," Diekman says.
Your diet is not the only cause of high cholesterol. "Being overweight and eating too much is often associated with increased cholesterol levels," Diekman says.
Do yourself a favor: Get your cholesterol level checked and start making heart-healthy changes in your diet.
Kathleen Zelman, MPH, RD, is director of nutrition for WebMD. Her opinions and conclusions are her own.