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Just to clarify, prior to the test at the beginning of Feb was probably eating minimum of 2 eggs every day for approx 3 month's, anyway latest result's  showed  215 mg/dl, would have liked to have done the test over a longer period but going back to the UK on Thursday so no chance of eating as healthy as i do in Thailand.


I find it a lot healthy to eat in the UK as long as you have will power and do all your own cooking.

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3 hours ago, alfieconn said:

Just to clarify, prior to the test at the beginning of Feb was probably eating minimum of 2 eggs every day for approx 3 month's, anyway latest result's  showed  215 mg/dl, would have liked to have done the test over a longer period but going back to the UK on Thursday so no chance of eating as healthy as i do in Thailand.

Eating eggs should either have no effect on Cholesterol levels or lower them.

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7 minutes ago, The manic said:

Eating eggs should either have no effect on Cholesterol levels or lower them.

When I was doing the (mad) Vince Gironda bodybuilding diet I was drinking 30 a day. I routinely ate six a day for years. My cholesterol was 3.94, and - given the amount of aerobic exercise I was doing - it would have been mainly HDL. 

 

A few people have a funny reaction to consumed cholesterol, but really it's the twice a day dump of biliary cholesterol that whacks the numbers up, and that's a function of total fat consumption and underlying illness. 

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I don't worry about that. This is Thailand, the home of coconuts. I wouldn't expect basic coconut oil to be expensive. All the coconut cooking oil is around the same price in the same type of bottles so there really isn't a "cheap one". The virgin oil is very expensive, but you don't really want to cook with that anyway because it has a very strong coconut flavour.

I find everything to do with coconuts to be extremely expensive in Thailand, like many other things. Oil, water, milk, cream, the things themselves. All very overpriced for something that really does grow on trees (well, on palms).

The 200B price mentioned for "cheap" coconut oil is more expensive than any other locally bottled cooking oil that I know of, including rice bran oil, canola, sunflower, corn etc. Only imported olive oil is more expensive, as one might expect given its origin. And in fact you can get olive oil here for under 250B that is perfectly suitable for cooking, in as much as any olive oil is suitable for cooking. I use it all the time in my bread.

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1 hour ago, Craig krup said:

When I was doing the (mad) Vince Gironda bodybuilding diet I was drinking 30 a day. I routinely ate six a day for years. My cholesterol was 3.94, and - given the amount of aerobic exercise I was doing - it would have been mainly HDL. 

 

A few people have a funny reaction to consumed cholesterol, but really it's the twice a day dump of biliary cholesterol that whacks the numbers up, and that's a function of total fat consumption and underlying illness. 

Anything under 4 is OK. Dietary cholesterol should not raise cholesterol levels because cholesterol is a reaction to inflammation.  In most people dietary cholesterol, especially eggs should lead to a reduction in Bodily cholesterol because the body needs to produce less. Cholesterol is essential to the health of every organ in the body. Just as Chlorophyll is essential to plants. However 30 or even six eggs a day is not balanced. I aim for one or two eggs a day. Dr Mercola is worth a read on Health matters,exercise and diets. 

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One of the things they don't tell you is that the correlation between cholesterol and total mortality isn't great, in part because people with very low cholesterol seem to be more likely to suffer violent deaths. Getting psychologically ready to banjo an animal because you and your family are starving might be the sort of thing evolution would select for. So aggressive and daring behaviour might - at the margin - result from low cholesterol levels. So you start a fight, overtake on a corner or kill yourself all for the want of 5.6! Should have had the bacon butty. 

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From someone who is actually prone to high cholesterol and high blood pressure, I go in the opposite direction.  As low as possible for both.  My MD took it down from two prescription pills a couple of years ago for each condition to one for each, so still an ongoing process.  Had my usual porridge oats this morning.

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I looked harder for coconut oil in Makro, and I found it. 110B for a litre bottle which is a few Baht cheaper than the better rice bran oils, but still more expensive than most other oils. I missed it previously because they only allocate a few cms of shelf to it, unlike other oils like palm which get several yards allocated to them. I've been using it and it seems to be OK, with no strong flavour.
They also had more expensive types, but again just a few bottles of each. It obviously is not a massive seller.

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