Monday, June 5, 2023

These Are Cholesterol Raising Drinks: Do You Know Them?

A healthy life is primarily based on four main pillars (all of them are repeated many times, but it does not hurt to remember): exercise regularly to control body weight and physical condition, Don’t smoke, don’t drink alcohol and maintain a healthy and balanced diet. In the case of the latter, it is essential to include a variety of fruits and vegetables in the diet; It is recommended to consume at least five pieces of fruits in a day.

One of the consequences of poor eating habits and frequent consumption of ultra-processed foods, which contain a lot of calories. high cholesterol. It is a silent disease that can trigger heart disease includes more Death threat.

But it’s not just dishes loaded with fat that harm cholesterol levels. Some things which also play a very important role in diet liquid calories, Since they can also affect the levels of Sugar, cholesterol or triglycerides.

as reported by Spanish Heart FoundationTotal cholesterol level in a healthy person should be below 200 mg/dL. It is estimated that, in the United States, between 40% to 50% of adults have dyslipidemia, It is characterized by having high triglycerides, high LDL (bad) cholesterol and low HDL (good) cholesterol. All this together is something that presupposes and assumes a great risk of suffering cardiovascular disease.

According to the article in “Revista Española de Cardiólia” on Enrica’s study in Spain, “among the adult population (between 2008 and 2010), 50.5% had hypercholesterolemia, Similarly, 23.2% of men and 11.7% of women had triglycerides ≥150 mg/dL. The frequency of dyslipidemia increases until 65 years”.

looking at these figures reduce food intake The reason for the increase in cholesterol is increasingly important. So, here is a list of others, so that you know what you should be more careful about while drinking them.

most caloric drinks


For those who cannot live without coffee and hence drink at least one cup a day, Cholesterol level rises up to 8%. This is due to the high content of cafestol, a compound that increases cholesterol levels. This substance has a negative effect on metabolism lipidHowever, the way coffee is made can reduce this negative effect.

Significantly, this compound is also present in those coffees decaffeinated coffee, Removing it with paper filter can be a good solution or resort to other variants like American Coffee.


Beer glasses. Photo: pixabay

Excessive consumption of these types of beverages, or doing so regularly, can aggravate both. cholesterol like triglycerides, In addition, it raises blood pressure and increases the risk of developing Heart failure, overweight and diabetes.

sugary soft drinks

high sugar content enhances both cholesterol like blood triglycerides, Eliminating them from the diet may help prevent the development of Heart disease, diabetes and obesity.

whole milk

a glass of milk
a glass of milk. Photo: pixabay

This type of milk contains saturated fats what do they do enhance cholesterol levels ldl, bad man. In addition, it tends to increase the level of sugar The blood contains slightly less than skimmed milk, but you have to take into account the extra calories.


Finally, this drink also contains ingredients too much saturated fatwhat can happen Growth cholesterol content ldl more in the blood Low HDL cholesterol. Sugary fruit shakes, along with fried foods such as potatoes, corn and other snacks, are the foods that contain the most trans fat (Unsaturated fats).

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