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Does Coconut Milk Have Cholesterol
Clear of Cholesterol: Almond mild actually contains very little if any cholesterol. It contains fats, but these are "healthy fats". Be sure to obtain a product that is unsweetened or only uses natural sweetners and doesn't add too many other ingredients. Almond milk is an excellent alternative to those with lactose intolerance who like to drink "milk" or use it in their cereal. It is a tasty, low calorie beverage. ...Read more
Raises it: It will raise it.Get a more detailed answer ›
Probably: Most fat free cheeses have very little or no cholesterol. Look at the nutritional label and it will include cholesterol content. If 0 or close to 0, then you should be able to enjoy the cheese. If you have high blood pressure, kidney disease, heart disease, you may want to pay attention to the sodium content as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you please clarify why Extra Virgin olive oil which has Saturated fat lowers LDL (bad cholesterol.) Is it advised to eat lot it olive oil daily?
False statement: Olive oil does not lower LDL. Olive oil raises ldl less so compared to other fats. Although there is some saturated fat in olive oil the major component is monounsaturated fat. This topic is too complex for me to answer fully here. But suffice it to say... Small amounts of olive oil daily 1 tablespoon or less combined with a healthy diet is healthier than many other fats ( trans-fats&sat. fats) ...Read more
As doctor have say low fat diet is not healthy does that mean i replace low fat milk with whole milk and eat butter and whole fat cheese?
Low Fat Diet: No i think your doctor did not mean to consume fatty foods but to eat a balanced diet, not one specifically trying to eliminate fats as some fats, like omega-3's are essential fatty acids and quite beneficial to consume. Focus on a plant based diet and learn more about the mediterranean diet as it is regarded as one of most balanced, healthy diets that limits many diseases from developing. ...Read more
Higher than others: Almonds are a food that have a measurable amount of oxalates within them. As such, almond milk will have a higher oxalate level than dairy or soy milk. Other high oxalate foods include many berries, vegetables and legumes. The leaves of a plant usually have more oxalate that the stems, roots and stalks. ...Read more
Is olive oil good for raising HDL levels or does it have to be more specifically extra virgin olive oil?
Love to eat Olive oil .My LDL cholesterol went from 85 to 106. Is the saturated fat in extra virgin olive oil harmful. Did it raise LDL cholesterol
Olive oil.: While olive oil is one of the healthier oils as far as the proportions of healthy fasts versus unhealthy fats, it's still an oil, with 18 grams of fat per tablespoon, and could raise your LDL and triglycerides if you use too much. That being said, an LDL of 106 is still pretty good. But try to limit your use of oil in general. ...Read more
Yes and no: Flavanoids, the healthy chemicals found in things like red wine and cocoa have been shown to marginally lower cholesterol and possibly lower the risk of coronary disease. But chocolate also contains cholesterol raising fats, sugar, and milk. For the most benefit and least risk, choose chocolate high in cocoa solids and enjoy in moderation. As little as 1/4oz daily may protect from inflammation. ...Read more
I don't see how oil can lower ldl? If i eat olive and canola oil my cholesterol goes down? Really? How? How does pure fat lower cholesterol?
Cholesterol: Cholesterol ils an animal fat made in your liver for a variety of things. The kind of fats you ingest are translated into the kind of cholesterol your liver produces. The vegetable fats are less likely to stimulate too much cholesterol production when compared to eating butter and other animal fats. ...Read more
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