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Ricotta Cheese And Cholesterol
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
Cholesterol 5.1 Eat oily fish chicken veg fruit brown rice eggs yogurts cottage chese wholemeal bread olive oil pulses Do I avoid eggs?Walk daily 55yr
Pretty good : Avocados have a very healthy fat that is great for the body and skin. Bananas are high in potassium and calm the brain with tryptophan. Peanut butter is ok, but get an organic brand with cashews instead. Do not forget to drink plenty of water and exercise. www.artofplasticsurgery.com ...Read more
Carbs increase ldl: The latest info in that too many refined sugars and animal fat can increase LDL to help decrease cholesterol be plant based (9cups of veggies/fruits/day), good grains such as brown rice, quinoa, millet, oatmeal, and lean protein such as poultry & fish are better. Limit dairy as well since that is an animal fat. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No : Fully 1/4 of honey nut cheerios is refined sugar. It will raise your sugar and is neutral regarding your cholesterol. If you want to meaningfully improve your diet with breakfast cereal, read the labels (i've attached the cheerios label) and look for high fiber - like raisin bran or fiber one. ...Read more
Is milk, butter, cheese, meat & eggs bad for cholesterol.My LDL is high & was put on welchol (colesevelam) just for 4 months.Is dairy ok for people with diabetes.
Yes: Elevated nonfasting triglycerides mean nothing. A nice cheese meal before your blood test will increase triglycerides. If i had elevated fasting triglycerides, i'd up my aerobic fitness program and stop worrying. As a pathologist / lab specialist, i've never had much use for 'treating lab values.' enjoy your cheese. ...Read more
Can my mother eat foods fried in oil with no cholesterol and trans fat? She's just been diagnosed with high cholesterol.
Diet's only 1 factor: This is between your mother and her personal physician. Hypercholesterolemia is largely about heredity. Managing it needs to include a focus on physical fitness. How much of a role diet and medication will take are questions to be addressed with respect to her long-term care -- and this will include her own preferences. How important are fat-fried foods to her? ...Read more
If i eat only white foods such as chicken apples cauliflower whitr cheese could that make your stool peanut butter color?
Yes: It is certainly possible to have lighter stools with lighter foods such as the ones mentioned also the opposite is true with eating red meat and heavy dark foods like wine or chocolate for example. ...Read more
Is steamed white rice fattening? Can it replace wheat bread in a meal? What are good edible sources of calcium besides milk and suppliments?
Yes: White rice has a high glycemic index, which means it causes a rapid rise in your blood sugar. Part of the Insulin response to that rapid increase in blood sugar makes you fat. A tiny amount won't hurt, but it makes it difficult to lose weight. Replace the bread with vegetables. Not rice. Starch is not a required part of a meal. You can get calcium from yogurt, cheese, sardines, greens. ...Read more
Controversial: A large body of research shows not eating meat (being vegetarian)is "associated with lower blood cholesterol levels, lower blood pressure, less obesity ;...Less heart disease, stroke, diabetes, cancer ; mortality."-quoting from http://bit.Ly/1cysymm but it's not clear if this is due to not eating meat, eating more veggies or the fact that vegetarians have other healthy habits. See comment for more:. ...Read more
Seeds: Moderation always best!Get a more detailed answer ›
Is gluten free pasta ( maize starch, soy flour, potato starch and rice starch)with about 40 gm carbohydrates good for cholesterol ?
Does not matter: Since 90% of the cholesterol is produced by the body regardless of your diet, the above would not noticeably affect your cholesterol level. Do note that too much carb may not be good for your health. I don't believe extreme diet does anyone any good. Just eat anything in moderation and exercise at least 3 hrs a week will likely keep you in better shape. ...Read more
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