Myths about Cholesterol

Posted by Lachmi Deb Roy on Sun, Dec 18, 2011  
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It is a myth the eggs are very high in cholesterol. Eggs are excellent sources of protein. It is true that it does contain some amount of cholesterol, but it does not contain much saturated fat, which is more of a driver when it comes to raising cholesterol level. How you eat your eggs matter too. If you don’t prepare eggs with lots of butter or don't add cheese to it then egg is harmless for health. Don't have eggs with high nitrate meats like sauges and becon.


Most cardiologists agree that herbal remedies touted for lowering cholesterol- such as ginger and garlic can lower the level of cholesterol, but the ingredients in garlic touted for heart health, when applied to cells in the lab showed the ability to prevent cholesterol production, but the jury is still out on it’s benefits when taken as a supplement or through foods.


It is again a myth that people with high cholesterol should avoid eating shell fish such as shrimps. Shrimps are not as bad as we thought them to be. It depends how you cook your shrimps. If it is deep fried in butter or served in buttery sauces then it can increase your LDL. They are low in saturated fat and contain fish oils.


It is a myth again that eating a bowl of cereals will reduce your cholesterol level. The breakfast cereal is not a cure for cholesterol. If you want to eat them to decrease your cholesterol then you need to exercise and maintain an overall healthy diet then only it can lower your cholesterol level a little bit.


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