Cholesterol Myths Debunked – Go ahead, eat those shrimp & eggs…

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Sometimes, supposed facts end up turning into fiction; be prepared to turn your existing knowledge about cholesterol into the myth department, and here’s why:

I’ve gave this some thought a long time ago, but never really researched it. I didn’t have to, really; blame it on intuition, it doesn’t matter. But, to make my point more sound & solid, I’ll give a good reference below along with an intro from this page:

“People with high cholesterol live the longest. This statement seems so incredible that it takes a long time to clear one´s brainwashed mind to fully understand its importance. Yet the fact that people with high cholesterol live the longest emerges clearly from many scientific papers.”

Interested yet? Okay… Click Here to continue reading.

The article goes on to talk about the protective properties of cholesterol and basically, the benefits of high cholesterol. The main point being made on that page, other than debunking a few myths, was that older people with high cholesterol live longer. In general, younger people do not need as much cholesterol, and so on.

In contrast to the high side, I’ve recently read several studies that have linked low cholesterol levels with depression, cancer, and lowered immunities.

With all the drug pushers and products out there saying otherwise, no wonder a lot of health-conscious people are scared to eat eggs or shrimp (a couple foods high in this waxy steroid metabolite) along with many other foods.

A few things that does disturb me, is that these so-called “experts” and educated individuals should know that the body can produce all the cholesterol it needs. And if you consume less, your body will just make more and vice versa, but they persistently push their “miracle diets” and many other senseless scams. True, a healthy diet may put your levels in optimal range or it may not – depends on the problem, but we don’t need to constantly see your adverts! For the pseudo-intellectuals pushing the statin drugs: They should also know that this waxy substance shows up in excess for a reason. It could be an indicator of a problem elsewhere, but it is not the bad, artery clogging villain that some people make it out to be. The point is, all this hype about cholesterol is just that…all trying to sell you drugs or asinine products to lower something your body produces for a reason.

Now, I’m not saying that things don’t go haywire and your liver, for example, suppose to regulate the proper levels. Cholesterol, in itself, is not the problem and it may also be an indicator of overall health. When your body is stressed, for example, the production increases.

Cholesterol is absolutely necessary for your life and it exists in all of the cell membranes in your body; the brain typically contains 25% of your body’s supply. Why would anyone want to take drugs to get it “super low?”

Eggs are good for you, duh!

Conclusion:

Go ahead and eat foods that are low in fat and high in cholesterol, such as eggs, shrimp, and so on. You’re actually doing your body a favor, since that will be less it has to manufacture on its own. Now of course, if you’re on a special diet due to existing medical conditions, this doesn’t apply.

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