Is Vegetarian Imitation Meat Good For Cholesterol?
Hi Doctor, u003cbr / u003e. On this occasion I want to ask,
Hello David, Thank you for the question.
As stated in the previous discussion, high blood cholesterol levels can cause the accumulation of choleterol in the walls of blood vessels in the form of plaque. This plaque can cause disruption of blood flow so that it can cause disruption in a number of body organs for example if it occurs in the blood vessels of the brain causing a stroke or if it occurs in the blood vessels of the heart causing coronary heart disease.
Cholesterol levels in the blood consist of total cholesterol, low-density lipoportein (LDL) or known as bad cholesterol, high-density lipoprotein (HDL) or good cholesterol, and triglycerides. For the cholesterol level you are asking (the target is below 200 mg / dL) is the total cholesterol level. Total cholesterol level consists of LDL, HDL, and very low density lipoprotein (VLDL), which are components that carry triglycerides. Because total cholesterol is the sum of these three components, the total cholesterol level generally does not reach below 100 mg / dL. Low total cholesterol levels can provide a number of health benefits. Indeed there is no consensus that certain cholesterol levels are too low. Some experts argue that too low total cholesterol can cause hemorrhagic strokes, depression, anxiety disorders. However, this opinion still needs further investigation.
Meat used to make vegetarian food is generally made from soybeans. Soybeans (and their products) help reduce cholesterol levels in the blood so you can consume them. However, again it depends on how to cook the vegetarian meat. If cooked with coconut milk or lots of oil which of course would be bad for sufferers of high cholesterol. In addition to total cholesterol levels, which also need attention are LDL, HDL, and triglyceride levels. If each of these levels is not normal, it can also have a negative impact on your health.
Please do the suggestions that have been submitted in the previous discussion. Do not forget to check with your doctor for further internal medicine if after modifying your diet and lifestyle for 3 months, there is no change in your cholesterol levels. Usually in this condition, the doctor will start administering cholesterol-lowering drugs that remain accompanied by lifestyle and diet modifications.
I hope this helps.