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  • Cholesterol and Diet

    In order to have optiumum health and to have lower cardiovascular risk it is advisable to keep our cholesterol up to 200mg/dL.
    Your daily diet can help in most cases to lower your cholasterol, nevertheless this is not always the case when hypercholesterolemia is herreditary.
    With our diet, in order to achive lower values of cholesterol we need to be careful not only to diminish foods that elevate cholesterol levels, but also we need to eat more of those foods that help your body to lower cholesterol.

    To be more precise, we need to avoid foods with high fat content especialy animal fat, so we prefer
    -Skim milk/yoghurt and cheese with about 5-15% fat content.
    -Meat with the lowest amount of fat, without skin e.g. it is preferable to choose fillet or chicken breast. Moreover, we need to eat red meat just once per week or once every fortnight (according to our blood test and our iron levels). Read More

  • Milk and Milk products

    Milk and Milk products comprise mainly from milk, yoghurt and cheese.

    Milk is very important because it contains lactose, which helps with calcium absorption. On the other hand, many have lactose intolerance and are unable to digest lactose, so they either try and drink milk with less lactose or avoid it altogether.

    Yoghurt is a refreshing food that helps the gastrointestinal health because of the probiotics. So yoghurt is a good choice when someone has constipation, or takes antibiotics and some studies suggest that it can guard the body against bowel cancer.

    Cheese is one of the most condense sources of calcium especially when it comes for hard cheese such as parmesan. Cheese does not contain lactose and is easier to digest for those with lactose intolerance. Ofcourse cheese has usually more fat content than other milk products, so when you have elevated cholesterol, a better choice is those with less fat.

    All milk and milk products have in common that they are rich in calcium. Calcium is a mineral that is aboundant in our body, such as bones and teeth, but our needs are usually greater than our consumption especially for women. And calcium is important when it comes to strong bones and correct consumption helps against osteoporosis. A balanced diet together with exercise protect the bones and during childhood and puberty bone density becomes greater. In order to achieve a good bone mineral density, we need to have a good calcium intake through milk and milk products.

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