JP wrote:There is a high cholesterol running in my family, all over. I got mine checked, the total cholesterol was 3.6, which is low, but the good and bad were wrong way around.
Gulliver wrote:There is some vague evidence linking higher omega-3 intake with lower bad cholesterol. Spirulina and Chlorella are excellent sources of vegan bioavailable omega fatty acids. They smell like fish ass, but taste harmless (even pleasant in a smoothie).
Yes, but they are about the only vegan source of omega-3 DHA in a bioavailable form. Flax etc provide omega-3 oils, but not EPA or DHA, which are some of the most healthful.beforewisdom wrote:Jack Norris of veganhealth.org claims that algae and seaweeds can interfere with b-12 absorption.
Gulliver wrote:beforewisdom wrote:It's a toss-up between getting the right omega oils and getting the right vitamins in.
LisaB wrote:Oh, and trans (hydrogenated) fat makes both your LDL and HDL levels go in the wrong direction, so your curry could really be part of your problem: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/trans-fat/CL00032
JP wrote:LisaB wrote:Oh, and trans (hydrogenated) fat makes both your LDL and HDL levels go in the wrong direction, so your curry could really be part of your problem: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/trans-fat/CL00032
WORST NEWS EVER!!!! Dublin dave, brother, are you reading this DEVASTATING STUFF!!!!!
DB wrote:Now I just LOVE a good fucking curry. Especially when it's made with coconut milk. Unfortunately, coconut milk is pretty friggin' high in saturated fat. Oh well, life is too short to skimp on curry.
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