The worst foods cholesterol related-wise are probably trans fats.
In which case we’re talking about processed foods, boxes of frozen foods, fast foods from the drive through lanes, the convenient and time saving foods!
Sadly we’re also talking about meats from commercial food lots. These animals are fed grains, not grass, for all their life. This results in their fat being high in omega 6 oils and low in omega 3 oils.
Even worse, they are now fed GMO – genetically modified grains that tolerate high amounts of pesticides – passed onto us. They are given antibiotics and drugs to increase their weight. Passed onto us also.
Yet even if these animals were fed organic grains, they would still lack the omega 3 fatty acids that make them, and us, healthy.
In our cardiovascular system, our veins and arteries, lack of omega 3 oils can result in inflammation.
Cholesterol deposits are a natural treatment for inflammation in our arteries. Cholesterol is the solution for that problem!
How can you prevent that inflammation in the first place?
First, avoid trans fats. Trans fats are hydrogenated fats or oils that are in processed foods. They extend the shelf life of breads, cookies, and boxed meals.
The molecular structure of these fats have been changed. They don’t assimilate well in our bodies, they don’t give us energy, and they can cause inflammation.
Inflammation is the basis of all disease. Cancers, IBS, heart disease, Diabetes, and more.
Cholesterol is not bad in and of itself – it is what we cause it to do in our body’s chemistry that can be bad for us.
Grass Fed Meats
Grass fed meat, grass fed milk and grass fed butter are easy to buy now. Most local markets have some produce from farms that provide these.
The fat from these foods is good for you. It is anti-inflammatory and burns well for energy. Saturated fat builds your cell walls and makes them strong.
The unsaturated fats you eat from seed oils makes your cell walls flexible — these fats work together.
These fats are anti aging.
They cost more, but think about what a person might spend on a supposedly anti aging cream. Yet, skin health is from within. Spend your dollars on what you eat, not cosmetics.
It is the trans fat category that does nothing for you. It is truly not a food.
I recently found a fascinating video about NIACIN and how it is beneficial in lowering your cholesterol. Take a look at this section!