Real Facts On Cholesterol. Which Food Types To choose From

By Brown Articles Published 05/21/2010 | Nutrition

There seems to be a generalised confusion on problems related to high cholesterol in our blood, notably relating to eggs that are apparently the major cause of our high level of cholesterol. In fact experts have discovered that food, which has a high content of cholesterol, has no direct consequence on the cholesterol in our blood.

Experts explain that the damaging cholesterol is the type produced in our livers due to a diet high in saturated fats; this causes the blockage of our arteries, which can lead to heart troubles.


Eggs help increase the level of HDL cholesterol, also known as the healthy cholesterol, which in turn strengthens our heart condition. HDL cholesterol is in fact useful for the protection of the artery walls, it forms a protective film along the sides in order to prevent deterioration, though too much coating along the artery walls can form a blockage which leads to heart disease.

Therefore, the misconception that eggs and other foods such as prawns and liver with high cholesterol content will increase the cholesterol in our blood has been forsaken, for it has no consequence whatsoever with the level of damaging cholesterol present in our blood.
Although since 2005 eggs and other food types have been cleared from this false belief, it still carries on. Experts deem it necessary to correct this trend, and Sun Health has put out a statement to set consumers on the right path, for they still seem reticent to consume eggs and other cholesterol related products. Sun Health wants to encourage the consumption of eggs by proving how beneficial eggs can actually be, it is important to educate the public in order to overcome these preconceptions.
Sun Health confirms the research stating that egg consumption may in fact be beneficial to the hearts overall health, and indeed a good solution for weight loss as well as lowering the cholesterol level in the blood. Eggs are also rich in Vitamin D, which enhances our immune system, as well as the bones and hearts overall health. In fact people who were on weight loss programmes, which integrated two eggs per day, were noted to have lower cholesterol levels and had lost more weight than those with diets excluding eggs altogether.
Egg yolks are also rich in antioxidants, which help reduce the risk of cataracts and macular deterioration as well as improving skin condition and our overall well being. Eggs also contain leucine, which stabilises levels of sugar in the blood, thus may be a valuable help against diabetes. Eggs also contain a high source of vitamin D, which helps boost, our immune system and strengthen our bones and heart.

Another beneficial element in eggs is the iron content, which will help increase our energy levels, due to the increased oxygenation of our red blood cells.

Finally it has also been discovered that eggs are valuable for our brain, notably our memory, due choline which assists the neurotransmissions to our brain.