Is coffee creamer bad for cholesterol?
coffee creamer is bad for cholesterol
QUESTION: I heard that coffee creamer is bad for cholesterol as it get it up. Is this true?
First of all, you have to know that everything depends on the brand of the creamer. The average amount of the fat is 50 grams per 100 grams of coffee creamer, which is not that high.
Some of the brands on the market like Coffee Mate are offering us a product that does not cause an elevation in the cholesterol levels. On contrary, other creamers may increase your
LDL levels, which is really bad.
The worries come due to the substances inside the creamers that might negatively affect the metabolism of the fatty acids and triglycerides, leading to high levels of triglycerides, LDL and low HDL.
As not all the creamers affect your lipid profile, you must read the labels at the back of each of them to choose the right one for you.
At the end, whatever coffee creamer you choose, the most important and risky things I am worried about are its ingredient, such as corn syrup solids, coconut/kernel oil (partially hydrogenated, transfat); mono and diglycerides (transfats); sodium caseinate (casein, cancer and autism promoters); sodium aluminosilicate (used also for detergents and/or house paints).
If you really care for your health, you should also be worried. Have a nice "creamer-free" coffee!
Is yogurt bad for cholesterol?
ANSWER: Hi there,
It is very good that you are trying to make yourself a diet which is containing small amount of cholesterol. I would encourage to include yogurt too.
All scientists and doctors agree that yogurt is affecting in a good way the cholesterol status of the organism.
Besides this, yogurt contains a lot of vitamins, which are improving the whole metabolism by neutralizing the free radicals, formed in the organism.
With the regards to LDL cholesterol, the daily consumption of 100g of yogurt is significantly reducing the LDL cholesterol level.
You have to pay attention to the fact that vitamins like B2, B5 and B12 are preventing the oxidation of LDL molecules. This oxidation is caused by the free radicals, formed in the organism, during the metabolic processes.
In addition, yogurt is increasing the HDL cholesterol level in the organism. This is very important, because HDL is molecules, which is collecting the cholesterol accumulated in the wall of the blood vessel.
Because of this function, the HDL, also known as “good” cholesterol, is reducing the size of the atherosclerotic plaque and it is diminishing the risk for cardio-vascular diseases’ development.
My advice for you is to eat 100g of yogurt every morning with your breakfast. By implementing yogurt in your low-cholesterol diet will not only solve your high cholesterol problems, but you will even improve the whole metabolism.
Hope it helped!