This increases heart disease risk. Before buying frozen pizza, check the nutrition label.
Grapefruit is bad for anyone taking cholesterol-lowering medicines. It can interact poorly with medications, not because it raises cholesterol.
Peanut butter and jelly: popcorn and movies. Many store-bought popcorns are heavy with saturated fats and lack heart-healthy fats.
When lowering your cholesterol, limit butter. Extra virgin olive oil and butter replacements are heart-healthy options.
Fried chicken wings with fatty skin and a butter-and-spice sauce raise cholesterol. Choose baked, skinless wings with a salt-free dry rub instead of buttery sauce.
One of the worst things to eat when trying to control excessive cholesterol is french fries. They are deep-fried, generally in hydrogenated oils, and don't provide much in the way of nutrients.
Regular soda (or pop for Midwesterners) has 100 percent added sugars, so avoid it. Drink water.
It's no secret that coconut oil is good for you, but it's not the best fat option for lowering cholesterol.