When it comes to matters of the heart, high cholesterol may be one of your biggest threats. This is because when your cholesterol levels get too high, your body develops fatty deposits
that can block the flow of blood in your blood vessels.The CDC says clogged arteries can raise your risk for heart disease and stroke, two of the leading causes of death in the United States.
According to a study from The Journal of Nutrition, palm oil is one of the worst oils for your cholesterol levels because it is so high in saturated fat.
The Journal of Nutrition study found that compared to vegetable oils lower in saturated fat,
consuming palm oil significantly increased LDL cholesterol levels.According to Harvard Health, saturated fats found in palm oil, coconut oil, red meat, butter, and most ice creams, are harmful
to your overall health and should always be consumed in moderation. And while they're technically not as "bad" as something like trans fat, they've still been proven to raise your cholesterol levels.
Replacing palm oil with unsaturated fat can help you reduce your risk of high cholesterol. In a 2018 analysis published in the Journal of Lipid Research, researchers found
that seed oils such as sunflower, rapeseed, and flaxseed oil were best for lowering cholesterol levels.Other unsaturated fats like olive oil were still successful,
but the seed oils performed better overall. This analysis also confirmed that saturated fats such as butter were the worst for lowering cholesterol.