LDL cholesterol is the type of cholesterol your heart doctor is concerned with when he or she talks to you about your risk for coronary heart disease. The foods you choose can have a significant impact on your LDL levels. Watch this video to learn more about foods to avoid when you’re trying to reduce LDL cholesterol.
LDL cholesterol levels are increased by eating foods that are high in saturated fats. These foods tend to be animal proteins, such as fatty cuts of meat. Full-fat dairy products are also major sources of saturated fats, so your heart doctor might suggest that you reduce your intake of these foods to control your LDL levels.
If you are concerned about your high cholesterol and your risk of heart disease, talk to a heart doctor in Phoenix at Cardiac Solutions. To schedule an appointment with one of our cardiologists, please call (623) 876-8816.