Monday, December 20, 2010

Keep Cholesterol, Stay on Healthy Track


Keep Cholesterol, Stay on Healthy Track
Keep Cholesterol, Stay on Healthy - We would often hear the shrimp and the "yolk" is food with high cholesterol content. Does this mean we should stop eating them for cholesterol in our blood can not jump?

According to nutritionist Joy Bouner, MS, RD, CDN, who also wrote the book Your Inner Skinny, food containing cholesterol is not the only cause of rise in bad cholesterol or LDL in the blood. In fact, actual genetiklah factor which becomes the biggest factor in the formation of LDL. "It is the heart that affect how much cholesterol is produced by the body and unfortunately there are some people who produce genetically high cholesterol."

We would often hear the shrimp and the "yolk" is food with high cholesterol content. Does this mean we should stop eating them for cholesterol in our blood can not jump?

According to nutritionist Joy Bouner, MS, RD, CDN, who also wrote the book Your Inner Skinny, food containing cholesterol is not the only cause of rise in bad cholesterol or LDL in the blood. In fact, the real factor is a genetic factor which becomes the biggest factor in the formation of LDL. "It is the heart that affect how much cholesterol is produced by the body and unfortunately there are some people who produce genetically high cholesterol."

In people who are genetically sensitive to cholesterol when eating foods high in saturated fat, the levels of LDL in the blood will rise sharply. That's why we need an ideal dose of fat that enters the body for our hearts ldd produces fatigue in the blood. Lifestyle factors also affect the ease of the body to produce cholesterol.

American Heart Association recommends us to eat no more than 300 milligrams of cholesterol per day. And, sources of cholesterol are meat, dairy products, meat, poultry, shellfish, and egg yolks.

Bouner later explained, in fact cholesterol is a nutrient that is unique. Cholesterol comes from animals, in principle there that contain saturated fat and need special attention to taking appropriate dose. While in plants, because the high fiber content then certainly lower cholesterol levels or even none at all.

Then, if the shrimp and egg yolk are safe for consumption? "Here's the full story," Bouner answer. Overall, egg yolk contains 212 mg of cholesterol. But the truth is not only the cholesterol that is in the yolk, there is also choline, lutein, and zeaxanthin. Even the Harvard study in 2008 and then prove that moderate consumption of eggs (6 eggs per week) did not make the risk of heart attack and stroke increases.

So, we actually need tricks to enjoy eggs without making our blood cholesterol increases. Bouner suggest using 1 egg yolk with 2 to 3 egg whites when they want to make an omelet.

It is not much different can actually be applied to the shrimp. Although the actual levels of cholesterol can reach 166mg per 300 grams, but the shrimp are rich in protein and Omega-3. So, do not hesitate to eat them once a week. But remember, cook shrimp with boiled, not fried, because cooking oil will increase the levels of saturated fat.

However, especially for us who develop type 2 diabetes, intake of cholesterol into the body is given special attention. Proportion did not exceed 200 mg per day. That means, egg yolks and shrimp should only be enjoyed occasionally.[KOMPAS]

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