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Popular Drinks Proven to Cause High Cholesterol, According to Science

Eat This, Not That! Logo By Jeff Csatari of Eat This, Not That! | Slide 1 of 6: The blood test indicating you have high cholesterol is almost always followed by a warning from your doctor to cut out the fried foods and get some exercise. You may even get a prescription for cholesterol-lowering medication. However, while those cheeseburgers and fried chicken are almost always to blame for your high cholesterol levels, your drinking habits also play a huge role in negatively affecting your cholesterol numbers. This is why it's important to keep these drinks that cause high cholesterol in mind if you're trying to lower your numbers.Before we get into which popular drinks deliver the worst affront to your cholesterol levels, let's review the types of "lipoproteins" that circulate in your bloodstream and how they influence your risk for cardiovascular disease. There are two: low-density lipoproteins or LDL, the so-called "bad" cholesterol, and high-density lipoproteins or HDL, the so-called "good" cholesterol. Too much of the bad LDL and not enough of the good HDL leads to a higher risk of heart disease and stroke. Nearly a third of American adults have high cholesterol, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). And these worst drinks that cause high cholesterol aren't doing your body any favors.Triglyceride, another type of blood fat, is worth mentioning because having high triglyceride levels when combined with high LDL and low HDL, is a recipe for the fatty deposits on artery walls that narrow and stiffen them, causing a disease called atherosclerosis. What you choose to eat and drink influences your LDL and triglyceride levels. Exercise can raise your good HDL, which removes excess cholesterol from your blood. For a snapshot of the worst drinks that cause high cholesterol, read on. And for even more healthy drinking tips, be sure to check out our list of 108 Most Popular Sodas Ranked By How Toxic They Are.Read the original article on Eat This, Not That!

Popular Drinks Proven to Cause High Cholesterol, According to Science

The blood test indicating you have high cholesterol is almost always followed by a warning from your doctor to cut out the fried foods and get some exercise. You may even get a prescription for cholesterol-lowering medication. However, while those cheeseburgers and fried chicken are almost always to blame for your high cholesterol levels, your drinking habits also play a huge role in negatively affecting your cholesterol numbers. This is why it's important to keep these drinks that cause high cholesterol in mind if you're trying to lower your numbers.

Before we get into which popular drinks deliver the worst affront to your cholesterol levels, let's review the types of "lipoproteins" that circulate in your bloodstream and how they influence your risk for cardiovascular disease. There are two: low-density lipoproteins or LDL, the so-called "bad" cholesterol, and high-density lipoproteins or HDL, the so-called "good" cholesterol. Too much of the bad LDL and not enough of the good HDL leads to a higher risk of heart disease and stroke. Nearly a third of American adults have high cholesterol, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). And these worst drinks that cause high cholesterol aren't doing your body any favors.

Triglyceride, another type of blood fat, is worth mentioning because having high triglyceride levels when combined with high LDL and low HDL, is a recipe for the fatty deposits on artery walls that narrow and stiffen them, causing a disease called atherosclerosis. What you choose to eat and drink influences your LDL and triglyceride levels. Exercise can raise your good HDL, which removes excess cholesterol from your blood. For a snapshot of the worst drinks that cause high cholesterol, read on. And for even more healthy drinking tips, be sure to check out our list of 108 Most Popular Sodas Ranked By How Toxic They Are.

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