5 most harmful types of meat

If you want to low­er your cho­les­terol, it’s best to stay away from these meats.


High cho­les­terol is a major con­tribut­ing fac­tor to car­dio­vas­cu­lar dis­ease, which is a com­mon cause of death in both the elder­ly and young. In addi­tion, cho­les­terol cre­ates plaque and oth­er fat­ty deposits on the inside of the walls of the arter­ies, which caus­es a dan­ger­ous con­di­tion — a blood clot, which at any time can come off and cause death.

Blood clots in the heart lead to a heart attack, and exact­ly the same blood clots in the brain lead to a stroke.

But don’t get scared. High cho­les­terol is, of course, very bad and dan­ger­ous. But the sit­u­a­tion can be improved with a healthy lifestyle and prop­er nutri­tion. It would be use­ful to give up bad habits — smok­ing and exces­sive alco­hol con­sump­tion.

The first step towards get­ting rid of plaques and high lev­els of this sub­stance in the blood is to stop eat­ing the fol­low­ing five types of meat. At least very often.

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1. Ribs

Ribs are the most obvi­ous meat to avoid. Main­ly because it is sol­id fat on the bones. A serv­ing of ribs con­tains a huge amount of sat­u­rat­ed fat — about 13 grams.

If you still can’t refuse ribs, try:

  • divide the por­tion into two, and eat only half;
  • add a large por­tion of veg­eta­bles to the meal — egg­plant, toma­toes, cucum­bers, zuc­chi­ni or mush­rooms.

Fiber intake reg­u­lates cho­les­terol lev­els, so it is rec­om­mend­ed to eat ribs with veg­eta­bles.

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2. Bacon

We don’t eat bacon for break­fast as often as we do, for exam­ple, in Britain and the US, but it’s worth includ­ing this meat in the selec­tion, as it is becom­ing more and more pop­u­lar.

Crispy strips of fried bacon are a moun­tain of sat­u­rat­ed fats that do an excel­lent job of gen­er­at­ing plaque in the arter­ies. Again, don’t for­get to eat this type of meat with plen­ty of fiber to enjoy the treat with­out hurt­ing your­self.


3. Steak

It would seem, why is the steak to blame? It’s sol­id meat! But in fact, steak steak is dif­fer­ent. It is rec­om­mend­ed to choose less fat­ty pieces and take a side dish — baked veg­eta­bles.

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4. Any type of processed meat

Con­sum­ing processed meats, such as sausages and sausages, can make it even hard­er to sta­bi­lize your cho­les­terol lev­els. In addi­tion, the amount of sodi­um in them makes a sig­nif­i­cant impact on the car­dio­vas­cu­lar sys­tem. Keep in mind that most types of smoked sausage con­tain 6 grams of sat­u­rat­ed fat per serv­ing.

To con­trol your cho­les­terol lev­els, try less-fat plant-based sausages. It is also worth pay­ing atten­tion not to meat del­i­ca­cies, but to fil­lets on the grill or in the oven.


5. Red meat

Red meat, in par­tic­u­lar beef and lamb, is very unhealthy for the car­dio­vas­cu­lar sys­tem and con­tributes to obe­si­ty. But not only beef and lamb are guilty. Lamb, goat meat and pork also sin. Most lamb chops con­tain about 11 grams of sat­u­rat­ed fat per serv­ing, which is very unhealthy.

Red meat should not be eat­en more than once a week and should not be eat­en by heart patients. Except on spe­cial occa­sions.

Do you like these types of meat?

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