Which Is Worse? Foods to Choose When You Have High Cholesterol

Find out how to make heart-healthy choices that lower your bad cholesterol and raise the good (48 Photos)

Cynthia Ramnarace on Nov 10, 2010 at 11:52AM

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Which Is Worse? Foods to Choose When You Have High Cholesterol

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Worse: Pancakes with Sausage

The pancakes lose because they have less protein than the eggs and bacon, and protein helps regulate insulin levels. When insulin is too high, it can impact your cholesterol. Also, store-bought pancake mixes can bring an unwanted ingredient to your plate: trans fats. “The trans fats make the pancakes more fluffy,” explains Mara Vitolins, R.D., Dr. P.h., of the Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, N.C., “but trans fats seem to have an even more wicked effect on heart disease than cholesterol.”

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