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Does Shrimp Have A Lot Of Cholesterol
I have high cholesterol but don't eat meat or dairy and exercise daily, I have sugar everyday. Could this cause cholesterol problems and is honey ok..
Need for assessment: How high is the cholesterol? What risk factors do you have for heart disease? You should discuss having a complete lipid profile, in fasting state, with your doctor. Given other health issues you listed, it would be prudent to consult your doctor for a proper evaluation. Honey is sugar too. Visit this site for more info. http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/educational/hearttruth/lower-risk/risk-factors.htm. ...Read more
Hey last question doctors, does eating a lot of food effect blood test for testosterone and vitamin d3? Because i just ate a lot and have to in morning
Depends on the sourc: Protein is perfectly safe for cholesterol and heart health. However, there are varying sources of protein, including plant/bean sources and fish sources. On the other hand, meat sources of protein sometimes have high saturated fat or cholesterol content (e.g. Red meats), and in those cases it may lead to elevated cholesterol if large amounts of these are eaten. ...Read more
LOTS: Meats that are potentially spoiled or pickled, aged, smoked, fermented, or marinated (some fish, poultry, and beef); most pork (except cured ham); chocolate; alcoholic beverages; and fermented foods, such as most cheeses (except ricotta, cottage cheese, cream cheese and neufchatel cheese), sour cream, yogurt, shrimp paste, soy sauce, soy bean condiments, teriyaki sauce, tofu, tempeh, miso soup, . ...Read more
If i have a high genetic risk for diabetes, does consuming a lot of fruits daily increase my risk?
Depends on weight: The major risk factor for developing type 2 diabetes is weight or more accurately BMI. Eating fresh fruit (e.g. an apple) is healthier than drinking a glass of apple juice (fewer calories and more fiber) but you can overdo fruit which is high in fructose as well. Watching your weight and eating a moderate amount of fresh fruits and fresh vegetables daily is a good strategy to follow ...Read more
Pesco-vegetarian: A recent, large study showed that fish eaters who are otherwise vegan have the lowest mortality. Lots of eggs and chicken is not considered healthy. Yogurt depends on the type and if it is greek and without additives. For the best fish, see http://mdprevent.Blogspot.Com/2013/06/are-all-fish-equally-healthy.Html. ...Read more
Because I have an anxiety/OCD and my blood sugar is a little higher and my cholesterol as well does this mean ill get diabetes and cardio diseases?
Not necessarily: You can reduce your risk for both my maintaining a healthy weight. If you are even a little bit overweight. try to lose it. Not an easy thing, but worth it. Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco or alcohol in any form. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is fast food bad for you because it doesn't have a lot of nutrients or because it has a lot of calories?
Fast food: Isn't bad for an infrequent splurge, but consuming it with any regularity can wreak havoc on your diet. But it's both because fast food is often nutritionally "light" and calorically "dense" that it's not ideal. So you get all these extra calories from macronutrients but limited micronutrients! Ideally you'd look for food that is nutritionally dense but calorically light. ...Read more
What are some things I can do to lower my high cholesteral? I am a vegitarian and I don't eat a lot if eggs since they contain a lot of cholesteral.
Vegetarian=great!: You're already a step ahead of many folks. Congrats! eat whole grains, lots of fruit&veggies. Nuts & beans also have fiber. If fish isn't on your menu, you can take omega 3's/dha-epa from algae. Use olive oil. Exercise! get moving 30-60 minutes a day every day. Thank you for eating mindfully. ::high five::. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I recently heard that eating a lot of protein in your diet can later increase your chances of getting gout. I was wondering if this is true.
Since a young age, I have always eaten large amounts of white bread, sometimes half a loaf daily. Are there any possible repercussions to this?
Dear White Bread: Theoretically, if you have no weight problems, exercise, no medical problems, and great family medical history, and you eat various foods; protens like fish, soybeans; fruit and vegetables; fats-olive oil, and fiber--walnuts etc. In addition to your loaf of white bread---you would probably o-k. Otherwise no. ...Read more
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