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Thursday, 21 April 2016

7 High-Cholesterol Foods That Are Super Healthy

Franziska Spritzler RD CDE writes:


"For years, you’ve been told that high-cholesterol foods can cause heart disease.
However, many recent studies have shown that this isn't true.

Most of the cholesterol in your blood is produced by your liver. When you eat foods high in cholesterol, your liver produces less.

For this reason, cholesterol in the diet has only minor effects on cholesterol in the blood.

Studies also show that eating dietary cholesterol has no link to heart attacks or strokes.

What’s more, many foods high in cholesterol are also among the healthiest and most nutritious foods on the planet.

Here are 7 high-cholesterol foods that are actually super healthy:


1. Cheese
Cheese is a tasty, filling, nutrient-dense food.

Bottom Line: Cheese is a tasty, filling food that may improve heart health, promote the loss of body fat and help prevent cavities.

2. Eggs
Eggs are definitely among the most nutritious foods on earth


Bottom Line: Whole eggs are loaded with nutrients. Almost all of the nutrients are found in the yolks, which also happen to be high in cholesterol.

3. Liver
Liver is a nutrition powerhouse.

Bottom Line: Liver is packed with vitamin A, vitamin B12, protein and iron. It is also extremely high in choline, which most people don’t get enough of.

4. Shellfish
Shellfish are delicious and nourishing foods.

Bottom Line: Shellfish is a high-protein food that is rich in several nutrients that reduce disease risk, including selenium and iodine.

5. Cod Liver Oil
Cod liver oil delivers amazing health benefits in a concentrated form.

Bottom Line: Cod liver oil is rich in vitamins A, D and omega-3 fatty acids. It may provide protection from heart disease and cancer.

6. Other Organ Meats
Although liver is the most popular organ meat, others are also consumed.

Bottom Line: Organ meat, such as kidney and heart meat, is rich in many vitamins and minerals. Heart meat is also high in beneficial CoQ10.

7. Sardines
Sardines are a true super-food.


Bottom Line: Sardines are rich in several nutrients. They are very high in omega-3s, which improve heart and brain health, while fighting depression.

Take Home Message
Dietary cholesterol has only minimal effects on blood cholesterol. More importantly, it has absolutely no link with the risk of heart disease.

The truth is that most of the foods that are high in cholesterol are also super healthy and nutritious.

These foods should be embraced, not feared."

The above words and full article, with related links and information can be found here.

It's certainly a most interesting read ...

All the best Jan

11 comments:

Buttons Thoughts said...

Great post and since I have seen friends who have had heart attacks lately a timely one. B

Roan said...

Excellent information here!

Caroline Gill said...

Thank you, Jan, for your kind message on my blog. I wonder if I could learn to like sardines again ...

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Ooo I still have bad memories of the weekly tablespoon of cod liver oil when we were kids :)

Rose said...

I remember many years ago when my Dad was diagnosed with high cholesterol and my mother changed the way she cooked somewhat to help his diet. Eggs were the first thing to go, and for many years eggs had a very bad reputation. Thankfully, that has changed. I'll pass on the liver and organ meats, though:)

Margaret-whiteangel said...

True about cholesterol. I have a low one as does my husband,, but if it were higher I certainly would not take anything to lower it.

Jo said...

Good news because these are some of the tastiest foods, I'd hate to give them up.

Denise inVA said...

Very interesting Jan and I enjoyed reading this very much. I had already heard about the eggs but not the rest. Quite eye opening.

Snowbird said...

It's interesting how info re food changes, some interesting foods here. I've heard that butter is better than margarine.xxx

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

These are dynamic foods and I never limit myself to these! Hey, Jan! Thank you so much for coming to comment on my post. I hope you are well and enjoying a lovely spring! Bon appétit! Anita

Stephanie said...

Wonderful post, dear Jan. Anita is right, these are definitely dynamic foods :) Though I'm not sure if I can get myself to eat sardines {{smiles}}

Have a wonderful weekend! Hugs!