Just when the world thought that Mr.Humpty was only a good Ol Dumpty falling off walls. He is here to Crack those rumours and prove that he is definitely worth more💪
Right on top of our ‘Chole’star’ Championship League’ winners list; bagging the winning trophy at the Chicken State Championship and winning it big at the National Protein Championship 😁
High Cholesterol liver contestants put in their best efforts, however when they were matched with their cholesterol levels for 50gms (equivalent to Mr.Humptys weight) they just weren’t the match.
Indeed Mr.Humpty is high on his YO-LulK these days
Now for the Geeky side of things🤓
Question1: Is Cholesterol all BAD for your body?
Answer: No, infact Cholesterol is an important component of your bile which is needed to metabolize fats in your body. Additionally it also is an important component of a number of cell membranes in your body
Question2: In that case what about diets that cut off Cholesterol intake.
The beauty is that Cholesterol inspite of being so important to your body is not categorised as a ‘Nutrient’ , simply because your body can produce it. You can go without cholesterol intake and your body will make up for it. When you do consume cholesterol however, your body just has to produce less of it.
Question 3: If Cholestrol is so important and the body has its mechanisms to metabolize it, why and when does it start to build up negative effects?
Obviously intake higher than what is required by your body will lead to the accumulation of one its metabolic byproduct- The LDL (will have a toon blog on this hero too soon).
The LDL deposits in the heart vessels causing heart related disorders.
Question 4: So this means high Cholestrol levels only affects people who are overweight OR do not eat healthy?
No, Cholestrol levels could also be high in individuals who are not overweight and even in those who consume a balanced diet. This is due to a defect in their LDL receptor which causes the LDL imbalance in the body. So always get your Cholesterol levels checked irrespective of how healthy you think you lifestyle or weight is!
Question 5: Should we just avoid high Cholesterol foods?
Apparently not because there are other important nutrients that are part of these foods eg: Eggs are a superfood that provide important nutrients to the body. And the Cholestrol in 1 egg (212mg) will not necessarily raise the Cholestrol levels in your body. Infact your body will just produce lesser cholestrol to make up for the remainder required ( On an avg your body requires 300mg in a day).
So apart from portion planning and resorting to egg whites instead of whole eggs (because the yolk contains all of the cholesterol) etc. Its important to track your cholesterol levels to check for any underlying conditions that could be raising your LDL levels.
Remember High Cholesterol and Heart attacks do not only affect the Obese!