Stay Away From Fat

By at 5 April, 2009

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A high level of cholesterol, a fatty alcohol, in the blood is directly related to a high risk of heart disease. Those with heart disease or a family history of it, and those who want to minimize the risk, would do well to keep blood cholesterol at a safe level. What can be done?

The first line of defense usually recommended is to follow a diet low in cholesterol, found in all animal foods, such as meats, eggs, and dairy products, but not in plant foods. Recent studies have found, however, that eating cholesterol-rich foods alone has only a moderate effect on one’s blood cholesterol level. But if the diet is also rich in saturated fats (such as animal fats, vegetable shortening, and palm and coconut oils), the rise in blood cholesterol is considerable in most people. Thus, the emphasis nowadays is ‘cut down on fat.’ Eat less and leaner meat, cut out the visible fat, remove the skin from poultry, and limit consumption of egg yolks, whole milk, hard cheeses, and processed foods that contain palm or coconut oil.

While saturated fats have the tendency to raise the blood cholesterol level, unsaturated liquid oils (olive, soybean, safflower, corn, and other vegetable oils), fatty fish, and shellfish work just the opposite. Some of these may even help to raise the relative amount of a so-called good cholesterol, the HDL (high-density lipoprotein), in the blood or lower the level of the damaging kind of cholesterol, the LDL (low-density lipoprotein).

So, if you want to stay fit and healthy, stay away from fat! It may really be tough to do it specially if you have been eating it for quite sometime now, but remember that staying away from it is a matter of life and death. You will never regret that you have refrained fom eating fatty foods. It is very beneficial!

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anonymous May 20, 2009

this is pathetic. u need fat

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Anonymous June 3, 2009

I’d agree… you do need fat to survive, but certain types of fat are better than others… this post does not explain clearly enough.

My 2c worth.

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John June 7, 2009

You really need to eat healthy fats such as olive oil, ground flax seeds, fish oil, real butter, etc

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