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Low Cholesterol Diet

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To lower the Bad Cholesterol the role of Polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA)& Mono-unsaturated Fatty Acid (MUFA) is important in the food items. Polyunsaturated Fats (PUFA) are found primarily in safflower, corn, soybean, cottonseed, sesame, and sunflower oils, which are common cooking oils. Polyunsaturated fats are also contained in most salad dressings. Commercially prepared salad dressings also may be high in saturated fats, and therefore careful inspection of labels is important. The word "hydrogenated" on a label means that some of the polyunsaturated fat has been converted to saturated fat.

Another type of polyunsaturated fat is found in the oils of fish and shellfish (often referred to as fish oils, or omega-3 fatty acids). This type of polyunsaturated fat is found in greatest amounts in such fatty fish as herring, salmon, and mackerel. There is little evidence that omega-3 fatty acids are useful for reducing LDL-cholesterol levels. However, fish is a good food choice for this diet play anyway because it is low in saturated fat. The use of fish oil supplements are not recommended for the treatment of high blood cholesterol because it is not known whether long-term ingestion of omega-3 fatty acids will lead to undesirable side effects.

Olive and canola oil (rapeseed oil) are examples of oils that are high in monounsaturated fats. Like other vegetable oils, these oils are used in cooking as well as in salads. Recently, research has shown that substituting monounsaturated fat, like substituting polyunsaturated fat, for saturated fat reduces blood cholesterol levels.

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I have to agree with Guest. seed oils and vegetable oils are bad for you. Eat like Lord Krishna of the Sri Bhagvatam for a few months [butter, desi ghee, kaleji, rice, vegetables, fruits, salt] and all your problems will go away. Do not touch seed oils, vegetable oils or fish oils. If you search for the harmful effects of these oils there is plenty of info on the internet.
papa123 Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Many articles now say egg yolk is not bad for cholesterol Is it so??
Satyajitan Tuesday, August 16, 2011
true thats why its better to avoid chcolates,butter,milk products too since they contain animal fat not needed ...ripe fruits and cereals are d best...all animals products even milk is not good..or honey...
revolution1 Saturday, August 07, 2010
Poppycock! Animal fats are what we have eaten over the entire evolution of the human body. We know how to process them. Some unsaturated fats have been in our diet over the millenia, bu tnot much. Vegetable oils are a new thing [proposed by "marketing" as being good for us - ie cheap to manufacture and easy to line their pockets] and our bodies haven't adapted to processing these properly, leading to stored fat and the obesity epidemic we are seeing right now...
Poolee Tuesday, August 21, 2012

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