Is consuming egg yolk good for health?

In our earlier blog post we had a look at how eggs are a good source of nutrition.

Egg yolk has divided opinions. There are some people who consider it as something to be consumed as a part of the nutrition-rich egg, while there are others who consider it as a source of unhealthy fats, and think that it needs to be avoided.

The saturated fat content of eggs is about about 3 g/100 g and cholesterol content (about 200–300 mg/100 g. Owing to these two characteristics, during the past 40 years, the public had been warned against frequent egg consumption due to the high cholesterol content in eggs and the potential association with CVD (Cardiovascular diseases). This was based on the assumption that high dietary cholesterol consumption is associated with high blood cholesterol levels and CVD. Afterwards, subsequent research suggests that, in contrast to SFA and TFA, dietary cholesterol in general and cholesterol in eggs in particular have limited effects on the blood cholesterol level and on CVD. Continue reading “Is consuming egg yolk good for health?”

What are the sources of harmful trans fats?

sources of trans fats

In our earlier post we had a look at how trans fats can cause adverse effects on our health. In this post we’ll look at sources of trans fats – visible as well as invisible.

There are two main sources of dietary trans fatty acids. Naturally occurring trans fat is found in small amounts in the fatty parts of meat and dairy products. Artificial trans fat comes from foods that contain partially hydrogenated oil and is formed when hydrogen is added to liquid oil turning it into solid fat.
The amount of Trans fat can vary within food categories: Continue reading “What are the sources of harmful trans fats?”

Cholesterol in Food

high cholestrol food

Cholesterol is required by the body to synthesize hormones, vitamin D, and substances that help digest foods. Our body makes all the cholesterol it needs. However, cholesterol is also found in some of the foods we eat.

Although many studies suggest that there is no direct relationship between dietary cholesterol intake and blood cholesterol levels, it is important to be aware of foods that contain the same. Continue reading “Cholesterol in Food”