Cholesterol 12 foods to avoid


Butter’s solid state at room temperature reveals its high saturated-fat content: more than 50 grams per 100-gram serving. Small amounts of trans fats

Whipped cream

Full-fat cream is a guilty pleasure—and is guilty of being rich in saturated fat: 21.8 grams per 100-gram serving.

Cream cheese

Full-fat cream cheese contains lots of saturated fat: nearly 20 grams per 100-gram serving. The fat-free spread, however, contains less than 1 gram.

Cheddar cheese

One of the world’s most popular cheeses is also among the highest in saturated fat. A 100-gram portion contains about 19.4 grams.

Milk chocolate

Milk chocolate is high in saturated fat — 18.5 grams per 100-gram portion — because it contains full-fat dairy products.


When made from palm and soybean oils, margarine is full of saturated fat and trans fat: 36.3 grams and 0.4 grams, respectively, per 100-gram serving.

Coconut oil

Coconut oil is almost entirely saturated fat, with 86.5 grams of the stuff per 100-gram portion. At least there’s no trans fat in there.

Palm oil

While it’s not as bad as coconut oil, 100 grams of palm oil is still almost half saturated fat.


Many of the aforementioned foodstuffs are mixed into pies, which therefore tend to be high in saturated and trans fats. Chocolate cream pie, for instance, contains


Adding cheese to baked goods is a recipe for a cholesterol bump, with commercially prepared cheesecake containing 9.9 grams of saturated fat per 100-gram portion.


Cookies are another baked treat that tends to be high in saturated and trans fats. Commercially prepared shortbread cookies, for instance, have 22.2 grams and 0.8 grams of each per 100 grams.


Many popular pastries tend to be high in saturated fats when commercially prepared. Croissants, for example, contain 11.7 grams per 100 grams.

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