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Nutrition and Cholesterol

Recently, I was asked to write a post about “why cholesterol is bad“. The fact of the matter is,

I don’t know why.

So when I sat down to write this post, I did some research.

I clearly remember a while ago, that cholesterol was the shunned child of the nutrition world. “Don’t eat too many eggs” I remember hearing, “it’s bad for your cholesterol”.

Why? Yes, I’m a why child.

According to the Better Health Channel, cholesterol is a type of fat that is essential for many metabolic processes. So why was it so widely preached that you shouldn’t eat too much foods that contained cholesterol? Surely anyone with a little common sense understands that everything in moderation is okay?

But to tell you the truth, I’m terrible when it comes to nutrition.

I understand the basic concepts, calories, protein, carbs and fats but as those of you who are parents would know, sometimes you just don’t have the time to cooked an incredibly healthy meal.

You know how it goes. After a long day of work you finally make it home just in time to see your wife for five minutes before she’s out the door to work. You don’t have time to take your shoes off let alone make a meal incorporating the five food groups.

However, we do have to be the role model for our kids. They’ll do what we do and if they see that it is okay to order take out, that’s a habit they’ll keep.

That reminds me, stop ordering pizza.

Back to why cholesterol is bad. Well turns out, it’s not all bad just when you have too much of it. Here’s what the Better Health Channel has to say about effects of high cholesterol.

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I am a firm believer in “everything in moderation”. Sounds like cholesterol falls into that category as well.

Do you and your family have a big emphasis on nutrition? How do you handle the busy schedules and planning a healthy meal? Leave you tips here and I’ll write a post with the best of them.

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