Tuesday, July 05, 2011
I have high cholesterol that ranges from 250 to over 400. I have my blood levels checked every 3 months. I just haven't found a medicine that will help and not cause painful side effects. The only time my levels were anywhere near 200 was when I spent about 3 months really concentrating on what I ate. Then of course, life happened and I reverted right back to my old ways.
I've been back on sparkpeople for 2 weeks and have diligently logged in my daily nutritional intake. Well, I have found that eggs are my bane! I mean I knew that eggs were supposed to be high in fat and cholesterol but holy cow, I had no idea that they would triple my daily cholesterol intake!! I am now convinced that I will never eat another egg yolk again! The egg websites will try to convince you to eat the yolk too. The yolk contains the fat soluble vitamins. The yolk also contains more than 200mg of cholesterol while the white contains so little that the amount is listed as 0mg! If you eat two whole egss, you consume about 500mg of cholesterol! yowch!
Aha! I can eat my egg whites and lower my cholesterol too! Yum!