Cholesterol in Animal Foods

Cholesterol in Animal Foods

This tool gives us the break up of how much cholesterol, fat and saturated fat is present in a specifc food item.

A few interesting facts :

1. Cholesterol is a fat like substance produced mainly in the liver.

2. It's main function -making of cell membranes and production of certain hormones.

3. Foods with a high cholesterol content are always of animal-origin, like beef, pork, mutton, eggs, milk, butter, etc.

4. Hypercholesterolemia - a major risk factor for coronary heart disease, which leads to heart attack.

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