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Nutrition and blood fats

Nutrition and blood fats

As is already well known, there is little value in trying to avoid and eliminate foods containing cholesterol, it is instead very important to avoid excess.

But what does it mean?

Foods rich in cholesterol are butter, egg yolk, fatty meats and cheeses, offal and shellfish. The interesting thing is that these are also high-calorie foods, so you can imagine that to reduce the amount of cholesterol you need to reduce calories.

To go into specifics, when talking about fats, we need to pay attention to saturated fats, polyunsaturated fats, trans fats.

What differentiates these three categories?

Saturated fats: increase total cholesterol in the blood, but in a proportional way between LDL (bad) and HDL (good) cholesterol

Polyunsaturated fats: Polyunsaturated fats lower bad cholesterol more than simply reducing saturated fats.

Trans fats: mainly contained in margarine, they only increase bad cholesterol, worsening the relationship and increasing cardiovascular risk.

The must is to eliminate trans fats from your diet!

However, it must be said that if we are used to a diet rich in carbohydrates, our body will activate to produce endogenous, or self-produced, cholesterol, so we must also pay attention to the intake of carbohydrates in the diet!


Valentina Carlile - Osteopath expert in Osteopathy applied to voice and speech disorders since 2002. For information and reservations visit the page Contacts

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