Phytosterols in the Diet Phytosterols are natural components of the human diet; they are found in excellent quantities in vegetable oils, nuts and cereals. In western countries the dietary intake of phytosterols is similar to that of cholesterol (150-400 mg / day) and increases by about 50% in vegetarians
Cholesterol being a steroid present only in the cells of the animal kingdom, it is not difficult to distinguish between foods that contain it and foods that are totally free of it (foods without cholesterol). Foods with cholesterol fall mainly into 5 food groups: Fats from seasoning or conservation, of animal origin (butter, lard, lard, suet, tallow, etc
Cholesterol and high cholesterol Cholesterol is a steroid lipid of animal origin; it represents both a nutritional component (deriving for 30% of the total from food), and a molecule of endogenous synthesis (deriving for 70% of the total from intracellular production, especially at the level of the liver and intestine)
VLDL cholesterol is a lipoprotein, just like LDL, HDL and chylomicrons, but with specific composition and density; VLDL stands for Very Low Density Lipoprotein , or "very low density lipoprotein", a physical characteristic deriving from the greater amount of triglycerides than that of cholesterol (which instead prevails in% in LDL, see figure below)
Premise The following indications are for information purposes EXCLUSIVELY and are not intended to replace the opinion of professional figures such as doctor, nutritionist or dietician, whose intervention is necessary for the prescription and composition of CUSTOMIZED food therapies. PLEASE NOTE : the general dietary norms useful for reducing the plasma cholesterol levels and improving the lipidemic profile of the patient are listed in another article, where a typical diet for a male subject, sedentary, 50 years, BMI 28 (overweight) is also exemplified ), total blood cholesterol 350mg / l and H
High cholesterol is a metabolic alteration that can cause a whole series of unpleasant complications, including infarction, stroke and sudden death; for this reason it is necessary for EVERYONE to be able to recognize hypercholesterolemia and its dangers. But from this awareness comes a question: "Does high cholesterol manifest itself with real symptoms or not
Importance of lifestyle correction Through the right lifestyle changes it is possible to reduce blood cholesterol levels; of course, the desired progress is to be considered proportional to the severity of hypercholesterolemia and the inadequacy of the initial lifestyle, and cannot be predicted or quantified in relation to the general population
The cholesterol content of the different foods and a health commentary on the category are reported for each single food class. To access this informative material click on the link of your interest in the table below. Cereals and derivatives Fresh meat Croissants, egg pasta, whole ... Lamb, beef, chicken, turkey, pork
Food Cholesterol [mg / 100g] Chocolate-coated coconut bar 10 Milk chocolate 10 Milk chocolate with hazelnuts 9 Dark chocolate 0 Hazelnut and cocoa cream 2 Cream ice cream 57 Popsicle ice cream with orange 0 Lemon sorbet ice cream 0 Snack, brioche type 180 Sponge cake type snacks 142 Shortbread-type snacks 141 Total cholesterol in foods » Sweets and cholesterol The amount of cholesterol contained in sweets varies according to the ingredients used.
Food Cholesterol [mg / 100g] Cooked beef sweetbreads 466 Cooked bovine brain more than 2000 Heart of cooked beef 274 Cooked chicken heart 231 Cooked turkey heart 238 Cooked beef liver 385 Cooked liver liver 746 Cooked pork liver 290 Cooked turkey liver 599 Cooked beef tongue 211 Total cholesterol in foods » Offal and cholesterol Offal is food of animal origin and more precisely constitutes the so-called "fifth quarter".
Cholesterol is an organic compound belonging to the steroid lipid family. In our organism it carries out various biological, important and ESSENTIAL functions: it is a component of cell membranes, of which it regulates fluidity and permeability; it is the precursor of vitamin D, bile salts and steroid hormones, both male and female (testosterone, progesterone, estradiol, cortisol, etc