The American Heart Association recommends that Americans consume at least 20 grams of dietary cholesterol daily.
That’s the amount of cholesterol in one serving of milk, one tablespoon of butter, or one tablespoon or two tablespoons of bread.
But for some people, a daily intake of 25 grams is the most adequate.
“If you’re eating foods that are high in cholesterol, the American Heart Associative recommends you consume at most 15 grams of cholesterol daily,” said Dr. Michael T. Clements, MD, director of the Department of Nutrition and Food Science at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine.
“We know from research that if you eat foods that contain more than 25 grams of saturated fat or more than 30 grams of trans fat, you are at risk for heart disease.
And that is particularly true if you have a family history of heart disease.”
You might think cholesterol is bad for your heart.
But a large body of research shows that cholesterol is actually good for you.
Cholesterol is good for your brain and lungs, it’s good for blood vessel walls, it keeps the arteries working properly, and it’s a healthy way to keep your blood pressure stable.
If you eat at least 25 grams a day of dietary choline, you’ll get a boost in your brain function.
Choline is a compound found in the red meat and fish of birds and fish, and in fruits and vegetables.
The body can use choline to regulate a variety of neurotransmitters, hormones and other processes.
It helps the brain and brain-dependent cells maintain blood pressure.
And it helps fight inflammation.
In a small study of people with type 2 diabetes, a higher intake of dietary catechins, like choline and folate, significantly reduced their levels of glucose, a key energy molecule in the body.
“The reason that choline is so important in the brain is because it plays a role in the development of a number of different neurotransmitter systems,” said Clements.
“Choline plays a key role in neurotransmitter production in the hippocampus and in the prefrontal cortex, the parts of the brain that regulate emotion and cognition.”
So if you’re thinking cholesterol is not good for us, think again.
“People who have low levels of choline have a very different response to cholesterol,” said Tanya Riggs, RD, a clinical nutritionist at the Harvard Medical School in Boston and an expert in the benefits of cholinesterase inhibitors, or CHOs.
“You’re not getting a good level of the stuff, and your heart may be in trouble.
Cholinestersterase is one of the things that protects us from heart disease and the other things that you get from having high cholesterol.”
What are the benefits?
“Cholineserases protect the heart from excess cholesterol,” explained Riggs.
“When you have high cholesterol in the blood, it can trigger some of the hormones that help the body make more cholesterol.
When you have low cholesterol in your blood, the hormones, like growth hormone and the stress hormone cortisol, get released that make you feel worse and feel less good.”
The heart also secures blood vessels, which keep the heart healthy and make sure it doesn’t get damaged.
And the body can help prevent plaque buildup, which can lead to heart disease, by using a substance called phospholipids.
That can help protect arteries from blood clots and also protect against a buildup of plaque in the arteries.
“It’s really a very important part of the body,” said Riggs in a phone interview.
“There are a number, if not hundreds, of ways that cholinserases help your body repair itself.”
And they are a key part of a person’s overall health.
“Most people don’t realize that they’re taking in more cholesterol from food,” she said.
“But when they eat food that has been refined, they’re getting cholesterol from other things, like cholesterol from processed meats, processed sugars, and dairy products.”
But the choline effect is particularly important for women.
“Women need to be consuming at least 75 grams of cholic acid daily,” she explained.
And if you are a woman, you should limit your intake of foods that might have more than 75 grams in them.
“That’s a number that is much higher than the daily intake,” Riggs said.
The good news is that cholic acids are not just for men.
Women are also able to take them in and use them in their diet.
So, for women, it is not necessarily a bad idea to limit the amount they consume.
For men, there is no reason to limit their intake.
“What women need to do is limit the consumption of foods containing cholesterol,” Rounds said.
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