Watch The Cholesterol
Sunday, December 13, 2009
This is just an FYI. Some of you may be aware of this, but it really caught me off guard. I recently had my cholesterol checked and was shocked that it was borderline high. How could this be?!?!? I have been faithful to my workout routine and I have been eating right. All of the things the nurse said I SHOULD do, I am doing. I love the gym and I have found healthy foods that I love to eat. I eat my fruit everyday and most days I get my veggies in. What could be the problem?
So I tip-toed back through my diet and found things that were low in calories and fat, but high in cholesterol. First my protein powder that I drank everyday sometimes twice a day has 30 mg of cholesterol. Then I looked at my convenient frozen healthy lunches; they had 30 - 45 mg. I love burgers, but I recently switched to turkey burgers. Those have 95 mg of the stuff!!! I have also tried veggie burgers and those have none, at least the brand I just bought. Smoked Turkey sausages to take the place of Bratwusts (A Wisconsin Treat) and polish sausages, they have 45 mg per serving!!! My eyes hit the 120 calories and 6 grams of fat on those and went no further. Also, ice cream is my desert of choice has a lot of cholesterol. I do buy the light which does not have as much, but it is still there. Frozen yogurt is a good alternative to the light ice cream.
A little knowledge for the new Sparkies and maybe a reminder for the vets. I was blown away so I wanted to share.
Happy and healthy eating to all.