Eggs continue to divide Poles. Which cholesterol myths we believe in

Eggs continue to divide Poles. Which cholesterol myths we believe in

According to the report „Awareness of Polesów on cholesterol and metabolism” prepared on behalf of the Berimal brand, nearly 40% of respondents are convinced that eating a large number of eggs during the week significantly increases cholesterol levels. Interestingly, the same number of respondents (41%) believe that their consumption is irrelevant to our health. How is it with these eggs and – most importantly – What cholesterol myths we still believe in?

There are many legends about cholesterol. Despite the fact that most of them have been verified by numerous scientific studies, we are still not convinced, które information in relation to our health we can treat as true, and whichóre – Replicated over the years without checking their credibility, they have been perpetuated in public opinion as erroneous. How is cholesterol?

We know the subject, but not very thoroughly

A study commissioned by the Berimal brand examined the attitudes of Polesów to the six most common mythsóin relation to cholesterol. In który of them believe most of those surveyed? In this regarding the consumption of eggs: nearly 40% of us believe that the consumption of this product negatively affects cholesterol levels. Interestingly, almost as many say that the notorious eggs do not have the wrong effect on our bodies (41%).

What on this subject mówi science? In the pages of the prestigious journal JAMA, researchers from the University of Chicago Medical School have published the results of a study indicating a link between egg consumption and an increased risk of diseaseób cardiovascular system. Wanting to reduce the intake of cholesterol ogóI t is a good idea to limit eating the productóIn rich in animal fats, and instead bet on vegetable fats. Eggs should be eaten for their nutritional value – are a source ofósource of protein, vitamins A, D, B12, B1, B2 and iron. However, it is recommended to consume them in reasonable amounts – no more than one a day [1]

Lifestyle, diet and cholesterol – How do we connect it?

One in three of us is convinced (35%) that elevated cholesterol is only a problem for osób leading a sedentary lifestyle and eating an unhealthy diet. Despite the fact that physical activity and balanced meals are an important part of prevention in taking care of proper cholesterol levels, activities in this area bear fruit only when they become our daily healthy routine.

Regular physical activity is one of the most important habitsów, whoóry is at the same time an extremely important preventive measure in taking care of proper cholesterol levels and metabolism. Despite the fact that for many peopleób movement is synonymous with a lot of effort, it is worth looking for such a sport thatóthat will suit not only our health capabilities, but, above all, will give us pleasure. A good example is walking, whichóry practiced regularly, wspólnie with loved ones is not only an effective way to take care of our bodies, but róalso an excellent opportunity for mutual motivation on the road to better health and well-being – emphasizes Robert Korzeniowski, four-time Olympic champion and expert of the Berimal brand, the organizer of the campaign: „Let's take care of ourselves – each other”, USP Health.

Regular physical activity not only affects cholesterol levels, it contributes róalso to stabilize the metabolic process.

Do respondents think high cholesterol is related to weight? One in four (26%) Poles is convinced that people with a slim figure do not have problemsów with the level of this indicator, and as many as 25% believe that it is a problem exclusively osób overweight. However, it is worth remembering that cardiovascular disease can affect everyone – regardless of body weight. Why? Reasonów are several. Genetic disease – mutation of the LDL cholesterol receptor gene, disease wspóExist e.g. diabetes, hypertension or smokingów increase the risk of cardiovascular ailments.

Not all myths are believed

A myth in whichóry does not believe the majority of Polesów (more than 80%) is the one concerning the relationship of elevated cholesterol levels with age. Only one in ten respondents is convinced that this health problem only begins after age 60.

Elevated cholesterol levels not only affect older people. According to a study commissioned by the Berimal brand, already one in ten Poles between the ages of 18 and 34 has an elevated rate of it. Much more serious is the situation amongód osób from 35 to 55 years of age – in this group, already one in three people surveyed declare that their cholesterol is at the wrong level. Therefore, an extremely important part of prevention is to build public awareness about taking care of our health beyond the age of 20. A responsible approach and concern for our and our loved ones' well-being can protect us from many health problems in the future – Concludes Agata Polasz, Brand Manager of Berimal, a dietary supplement that supports cholesterol regulation, USP Health.

Margarine, like eggs – shares Polaszów

Despite the fact that most Polesów is aware that the problem with elevated cholesterol does not only affect osób the elderly, it is still the impact of such a productów as eggs or margarine on our cholesterol levels raises many doubts. Every third Pole is convinced that consumption of margarine contributes to lowering cholesterol levels, for 47% its impact on our health is unfavorable, but as many as one in five is not able to clearly define howób consumption of this product translates into our health.

How is it really? Margarine contains trans fats, whichóre are produced artificially through hydrogenation. Their consumption in large quantities can increase the level of „bad” cholesterol and lowering this „good”. Most fatóin trans has hard margarine, with whichórej – for the sake of our health and that of our loved ones – should be abandoned. It is worth remembering, however, that you do not have to give up eating butter completely if you follow a varied diet and consume oils.

[1] National Center for Nutrition Education, Do eggs raise blood cholesterol levels?