CHOLESTEROL AND CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE
CHOLESTEROL LEVEL AND DIETARY FATS:-
cholesterol is a fat that is crucial to many metabolic function and is an essential of all body cell's membranes. Cholesterol is produced in the body from the food we eat and is produced in liver. Saturated and trans fat in the diet tend to increase LDL cholesterol in the body (LDL cholesterol can lead to plaque forming on arteries). Common sources of saturated fats include animal products (butter, beef, meat fat, lamb, chicken skin and full cream dairy foods) and processed foods like pastries and biscuits ).
HELP REDUCE RISK OF HEART DISEASE:-
-> Avoid fried fast food and processed food containing shortening.
-> Choose a variety of oils (extra virgin olives oil, coconut, peanut) and food containing natural fats (nuts, seeds, avocado, olives, soy , fish)
-> Switch to low - fat or non- fat dairy products..
-> Include legumes (Like baked beans, soybeans, lentils and tofu) in your diet.
-> Trim all visible fat from meat.
-> Avoid added salt at the table and cooking and salty foods.
FOOD THAT CAN CAUSE CHOLESTEROL :
There are several foods that can cause cholesterol:
Fatty meat and meat products such as sausages.
Full fat cheese,milk, cream and yogurt.
Coconut and palm oils and coconut cream
CHOLESTEROL LOWERING FOODS: