Over eating butter or high-fat meats is always said to the major cause of rise in cholesterol level. But there are many other foods that should be limited.
Breast of lean turkey can be a healthy substitute for ground beef, but it has 12.5 grams of fat in a 3-ounce of meat.
Table sugar or high fructose syrup, are always been claimed to lower HDL ("good") cholesterol level. It’s recommended not to take more than 6-9 teaspoons of table sugars per day.
Usually potatoes are good choice , but processed potatoes, available at restaurants, like butter potatoes, fried potatoes are perfectly a saturated fat bomb. Good to prefer plain potato with vegetables.
Whole-Fat Dairy Products
Dairy products are rich in nutrients. But, taking whole fat dairy product is a bad choice. Choosing nonfat or low-fat product, would give all the nutrients without the extra calories or fat.
Vegetable oils like Coconut oil
, palm kernel oil, etc have saturated fat. Limiting the same is always safe.
Clarified butter is part of a traditional Indian cuisine, but it's rich in saturated fat. It is also high in palmitic acid. Safe to limit how much Clarified butter you use.
Pie and Pastries
Pastries has unsafe dose of saturated fat, because they often include butter, shortening, cream, etc. It's the butter or shortening that makes it tasty and unsafe too.
Popcorn is not so dangerous, but popcorn topped with butter or with other fats, makes it unsafe.