High Cholesterol Foods

Cholesterol is very much essential for the normal functioning of the body. When the cholesterol levels in the blood increases more than the normal range, it results in health complications. This article gives information about high cholesterol foods and guidelines to lower cholesterol.

List of high cholesterol foods

Number of foods are high in cholesterol and following are some of them. Measurements shown below are per 100 grams, and are approximate.

  • Lamb brains and pork contains about 2500 milligrams of cholesterol.
  • Veal brains and beef each contains about 3100 milligrams of cholesterol.
  • Fish oils contains approximately 700 milligrams of cholesterol.
  • Egg yolks contain approximately 1200-2300 milligrams of cholesterol.
  • Goose liver, duck liver and chicken liver contains between 500-600 milligrams of cholesterol.
  • Caviar contains approximately 600 milligrams of cholesterol.
  • Lamb, veal liver and beef have approximately 500 milligrams of cholesterol.
  • Veal kidneys and beef contains approximately 700 milligrams of cholesterol.
  • Chicken liver pate contains approximately 400 milligrams cholesterol.
  • Poultry giblets has approximately 450 milligrams of cholesterol.
  • Turkey giblets has approximately 300 milligrams of cholesterol.
  • Poultry gizzards contain approximately 350 milligrams of cholesterol.


The following are some of the guidelines which helps to manage your dietary intake of fat/cholesterol.

  • Avoid foods which contain tropical oils such as coconut oil and palm oil. These oils are very rich in cholesterol.
  • Avoid organ meats. Most of the organ meats from animals are rich in cholesterol.
  • Eat foods containing low saturated fats. Fish and white meat poultry are good poultry choices.
  • Select cooking oils that are polyunsaturated and monounsaturated such as canola and olive oils.
  • Eat foods which help to lower cholesterol levels and these foods include high soluble fiber containing foods such as oatmeal.
  • Avoid foods containing high butter fat content such as heavy cream, butter, ice cream and full fat dairy.

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