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30 Jul 2008

Protein and cholesterol
What effect does protein have on cholesterol?
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Sports nutrition

01 Jan 0001

Hi Hennie

Cholesterol is a waxy substance that we find only in animal products. Thus protein foods e.g. egg yolk, full cream milk, beef, lamb, chicken, liver, cheese, ice-cream and processed meats etc. all contain different levels of cholesterol which will increase your cholesterol if you consume too much thereof. The recommended daily intake of cholesterol is a max of 300mg. Therefore always look at the ingredient labels and steer away from the protein foods high in fat e.g. beef, lamb, egg yolk and full cream milk. I always recommend eating red meat only once a week – rather opt for chicken without the skin, ostrich, venison and pork fillet.

Take care.
Vanessa
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