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Faculty of Allied Health Sciences => Public Health => Topic started by: bipasha on September 26, 2012, 09:52:11 AM

Title: What foods should you avoid if you suffer from high cholesterol?
Post by: bipasha on September 26, 2012, 09:52:11 AM
What foods should you avoid if you suffer from high cholesterol?

High cholesterol levels are bad because they causes problems in the heart, and can also heighten your risk for many heart diseases. Cholesterol is also know to run in families, so there are things that you can do to keep your cholesterol down. People will high cholesterol should stay at around 200 mg of cholesterol a day. If you eat 1 egg for breakfast, that egg contains 213 mg. Try fruit or a healthy whole grain cereal. Cheeseburgers are delicious, but are also so high in all the things we shouldn’t eat. For example, a Big Mac has 85 mg of cholesterol, almost half of what you should have in a day. Another all-American food is macaroni and cheese, yet this isn’t very good for you either. However, using a few substitutes can turn that around and make it a little more healthy. Ice cream is a favorite everywhere, but is another no-no for those with high cholesterol, 1 scoop having more cholesterol than 10 glazed donuts. Lastly, seafood is known to be high in cholesterol. If you do eat it, make sure it’s grilled, not fried, and keep away from the butter. Eating right will help you to live a little longer and enjoy more of your life. There are plenty of great tasting and healthy alternatives for these foods, so talk with your doctor about coming up with a tasty food plan. You don’t have to let your cholesterol control you.
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Post by: sethy on September 27, 2012, 01:24:43 PM
Very informative post. Thanks mam for the post.
Now I would like to share a list of foods that are allowed:

    1. lean cuts of meat, chicken and fish
    2. skim, low fat milk, low fat yogourt
   3.  for those who like eggs: the egg whites are okay
  4.   olive, canola, sesame, soybean and safflower oils: 5-8 teaspoons /day only
   5.  most breads, wheat bread, cereals, noodles
   6.  fresh fruits
    7. plain popcorn, pretzels, tea and coffee.

Title: Re: What foods should you avoid if you suffer from high cholesterol?
Post by: sethy on September 27, 2012, 01:26:51 PM
Foods That You Can Eat Once In A While:

    1. shellfish like tahong
    2. 2% fat milk, lite cream cheese
    3. 2 x /week of egg yolk
    4. nuts, avocados, seeds
    5. muffins, cornbread, biscuits
    6. homemade cakes and pies prepared with unsaturated fat
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Post by: jas_fluidm on April 18, 2013, 12:40:01 PM
thanks
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Post by: Ferdousi Begum on May 15, 2013, 05:39:26 PM
Very informative post.
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Post by: Saba Fatema on May 15, 2013, 06:30:18 PM
Thanks for sharing such an important post.