Cholesterol in Coffee, Cocoa, Tea
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Coffees & Teas - Good News for Cholesterol Watchers
Almost all coffees and teas contain zero milligrams of cholesterol. This is based on zero additional additives such as creamers.
Homemade cocoa contains a little over 35 milligrams - and this number will vary, depending on how the cocoa is prepared - whole milk, low fat, 2% - or even with coconut milk.
About Blood Cholesterol
What is the difference between high blood cholesterol, low 'good cholesterol' and high 'bad cholesterol'? Let's start by defining these medical conditions.
Total Cholesterol: The total measured amount of cholesterol in your blood. This number encompasses all of the other types of cholesterol such as HDL and LDL. If this number is high, you are at an increased risk of heart disease.
HDL: This represents high-density lipoprotein cholesterol. It's often referred to as the 'good' variety because it assists in carrying cholesterol away from the body's vital organs - transporting it to the liver where it goes through a removal process.
It might assist you in noting that 'H' is the first letter in the word 'high'.
LDL: This is the low-density lipoprotein variety. It is often referred to as bad because it is the type that's linked with an increased risk of heart disease. Keep in mind that LDL begins with the letter 'L' which is also the first letter in the word 'Low'.
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