High-Cholesterol Foods : Which to Eat, Which to Avoid

(B) Cholesterol-rich unhealthy foods

1. Fast foods

represent a significant risk factor for obesity, diabetes, heart, and vascular diseases. Fast food is rich in trans fats, which impair cholesterol regulation by the liver and raises the level of LDL that contributes to atherosclerosis. People who consume fast food most of the time are overweight, obese, and have impaired glucose regulation (prediabetes). On the other side, home-made foods are healthier and more nutritious. People who depend mainly on home food have a healthier weight, less body fat, and low risk of heart diseases (low LDL).

Parents and teachers should focus on the harms of fast food with their children and students and encourage them to depend mainly on home food.