Keep Your Cholestrol Levels In Normal Range Without Throwing Out The Eggs.

From 2008, Heart Associations globally have been putting more emphasis on cholesterol levels and the impact it has on the level of risk in experiencing Heart Complications such as Coronary Heart Disease, Stroke and Cardiac Failure to name a few. Everyone age 20 and older should have his or her cholesterol measured at least once every five years. A blood test called a lipoprotein panel can help show whether you're at risk for coronary heart disease by looking at substances in your blood that carry cholesterol.

Ever since then, a lot of research has been put in identifying the highest Cholesterol Rich foods as a means of reducing number of Premature Deaths from Heart problems. Diet plays a very pivotal role in controlling levels of Cholesterol in blood, especially foods that are high in trans fat, that often appear on food labels as hydrogenated oils or partially hydrogenated vegetable oil, as these types of fats tend to raise cholesterol and increase the risk of heart disease. Which have resulted in more emphasis being on the levels of ‘fats’, instead of Cholesterol alone.

As we are aware of, there has been a lot of debates lately with regards to how healthy eggs are as they are high in Cholesterol and fats. Yet amidst all that has been discovered, the truth of it is that eggs are actually good for you and not as bad as one may think they are. Especially the yolk, which has 13 different types of Vitamins that are not naturally found in other Protein and Vegetable sources.

Hence as a frequently asked nutrition question, it’s important to understand that one cannot focus solely on eggs look at eggs alone, but in context of the entire diet, especially when compared to foods they may replace (and vice-versa). A person who eats a scrambled egg on top of a Whole-Wheat Roll with a leafy green salad versus one who has a scrambled egg on a white slice of Bread with Sausage and Bacon are definitely two very different scenarios, that have Cholesterol and fat levels which are on opposite ends of the spectrum. One is generally healthier plus low in Cholesterol and the other is Unhealthy, Very High in Cholesterol.

Nevertheless research on moderate egg consumption in two large prospective cohort studies (nearly 40,000 men and over 80,000 women) found that up to one egg per day is not associated with increased heart disease risk in healthy individuals. However, a solid body of research shows that for most people, cholesterol in food has a smaller effect on blood levels of total cholesterol and harmful LDL cholesterol than does the mix of fats in the diet. Other factors such as being Overweight, Physically Inactive and age plays as important a role as eating a low Cholesterol Diet. Hence the importance in understanding that eggs alone are not the only factor on needs to consider when they are told that their Cholesterol levels are high.

People who may need to be more cautious about eating egg yolks and instead choose foods made with egg whites, are those who have difficulty controlling their total and LDL cholesterol as well as Diabetics.

So before you start throwing away your eggs, make sure you look at the other factors that can affect Cholesterol levels and if in doubt consult your Nutritionist or Dietitian for further assistance in what you should be eating to keep your Heart Happy.

No comments:

Powered by Blogger.
Web Design Johannesburg SAGLOTECHWeb Design Germiston