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#1 glen

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Posted 14 March 2003 - 07:26 AM

Hi everyone,

Someone told me the other day that squid contains reasonably high levels of cholesterol. Is this correct?

Cheers,

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Posted 14 March 2003 - 07:35 AM

I think I have found the answer to my question. The following quote comes from:
http://www.simplysea...uide/squid.html

NUTRITIONAL STATS

Squid is low in fat—only 1.4 grams per 3 1/2-ounce serving. Each serving also has 92 calories, 15.6 grams of protein, 233 mg. of cholesterol, 0.5 gram of omega-3 fatty acids and 44 mg. of sodium. Squid has the dubious reputation among seafood as being the one with the most cholesterol per serving. If you are on a cholesterol-restricted diet, you should consider moderating your intake of squid.

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Posted 15 March 2003 - 12:07 PM

Now, about this cholesterol stuff. :lol

According to my leared reading on this matter, you don't get a high level of cholesterol by ingesting the stuff. So ....... what does it matter how much of it is in squid. :ink :lol :lol :lol

I suspect the warning is well meant but it does not apply.
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Posted 16 March 2003 - 12:27 AM

Hi Wes,

Yeah I hope you are right. I keep hearing mixed stories about cholesterol so i am not sure what to believe anymore.

Thanks for the info,

Glen :lol :ink
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Posted 16 March 2003 - 07:59 PM

Hey
Glen
Id rather eat squid than McDonalds anyday
with all the other chemicals that are in food these days its hardly worth the worry about cholesterol.
I have a high cholesterol level and yes squid are high but its in the way you cook it
I dont beleive for one minute that squid cooked other ways than frying would contain any cholesterol at all as it is seafood and we are told to eat more fish wich technicaly squid are and they contain no solid fats as do cows pork or sheep

Eat drink and be merry for tommorrow we may all be dead
I beleive in this saying 100 percent


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Posted 29 March 2003 - 12:45 PM

Alas poor Wally,
We knew him well :rolleyes:

only joking mate heheh

The squid we eat will do very little to our cholesterol levels due to its lack of heavy fats and its omega3 oil levels. Omega3 actually processes cholesterol and helps control the levels in our bodies.

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Posted 29 May 2004 - 07:41 PM

Hi guys,
would it just have the reputation of high cholesterol because most of the calamari we eat is crumbed and deep fried in oil?
what if it were just bbq'ed or pan fried? any doctors in the house?
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Posted 29 May 2004 - 11:50 PM

my understanding is that squid naturally contain high levels of cholesterol .....even if you were to eat it raw, it would still contain heaps of cholesterol!!!! :online2long:
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Posted 05 June 2004 - 05:06 PM

Glen, do they have a higher level of cholestrol than beef and lamb?

You see, I dont expect to have a heart attack from eating squid ;) When I eat a Hungry Jack's double whopper its 10X worse than the greasiest squid....and I still enjoy the burger! The doc says my cholestrol lvl is as good as it can be :D
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Posted 06 June 2004 - 12:47 AM

it SEEMS that squid has more cholesterol than beef and lamb but i am not certain. doesn't sound great! see the text above for more details.

"Squid has the dubious reputation among seafood as being the one with the most cholesterol per serving."
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Posted 23 September 2004 - 03:32 AM

For the technical information on cholesterol and squid. Squid does contain a good deal of cholesterol yes, HDL cholesterol though not LDL.

quote from the american heart association

About one-third to one-fourth of blood cholesterol is carried by high-density lipoprotein (HDL). HDL cholesterol is known as the "good" cholesterol because a high level of it seems to protect against heart attack. (Low HDL cholesterol levels [less than 40 mg/dL] increase the risk for heart disease.) Medical experts think that HDL tends to carry cholesterol away from the arteries and back to the liver, where it's passed from the body. Some experts believe that HDL removes excess cholesterol from plaque in arteries, thus slowing the buildup.

shellfish are all fairly high in cholesterol as compared to the same weight of meats like beef, lamb and chicken, the difference is the HDL compared to LDL cholesterol, which is the one that clogs arteries. This is the difference between the good and band cholesterol everybody talks about

omega-3 essential polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3 PUFAs) specifically block excessive sodium and calcium currents in the heart. Those excessive electrical discharges cause dangerous and erratic changes in heart rhythm.

squid, shellfish, fish, and generally all seafoods are probably the healtiest meats on the planet.
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Posted 23 September 2004 - 10:51 AM

thanks for that info. i was always unclear on whether this was a health concern or not, cheers, glen
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Posted 30 April 2005 - 05:28 AM

The evidence against seafood and eggs has come from confusion about cholesterol in food and cholesterol in the blood stream. The problem arose years ago when sections of the food industry decided the public would not be able to understand the fact that the body can make excess cholesterol when the diet is high in saturated fat. Instead of telling the public how much saturated fat foods contained, they chose to highlight cholesterol, tagging food labels with the words ‘no cholesterol’. To compound this absurdity, most of the foods that bore this claim had never contained cholesterol (e.g. olive oil) and many had high levels of saturated fat.

There is no epidemiological evidence that populations who eat a lot of cholesterol containing seafood/shellfish which are also high in moega-3 fats but low in saturated fat (e.g. prawns, squid, lobster, crab), have a high incidence of coronary heart disease (CHD).Quite the contrary. In parts of Asia (e.g. Japan) where the consumption of prawns and squid is amongst the highest in the world, CHD rates are low. Case control studies have not incriminated prawns, shrimp pastes (a concentrated source of cholesterol), squid or octopus or any other kind of seafood in heart disease and no clinical trial has ever shown them to be a problem.

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People at low risk of CHD can regularly eat cholesterol-rich foods (eggs, seafood and offal) as long as they keep saturated fat intake low.Unlike most eggs, ‘New Start Eggs' are also high in omega 3 fatty acids. Crayfish, lobster and prawns have a moderate - high cholesterol content (150mg/100g), but all other sea foods have a cholesterol content <100mg/100g and all seafood is low in saturated fat (as long as it not fried in animal or hydrogenated vegetable fat) and high in omega 3 fats.

People with a plasma cholesterol <5.0 mmol/l can eat seafood and one egg daily if they wish. For people with higher cholesterol levels, seafood and eggs can be consumed a few times per week if saturated fat intakes are low.

Here's the full article , I hope it helps all of you:

http://www.healthyea...cholesterol.htm


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Posted 30 April 2005 - 11:31 AM

Hi Ace and welcome to the forum.

That information was very helpful. Thanks for sharing that.

I do note that the original article was publised in 2001 so hopefully the science has not changed since then!

Thanks again, Glen
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#15 Ace

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Posted 04 May 2005 - 01:32 AM

Thank you Glen,

The science is still the same regarding saturated fats. The point this article makes is that it's a common misconceptions that eating food with high cholesterol gives you high cholesterol. The science or physiology of the it is; eating saturated fats causes your body to create LDL or BAD cholesterol. It also continues to say that eating foods with high cholesterol that is cooked in saturated fat (butter etc...) is bad for you. AND they do respect the 300 mg of Cholesterol per day reccomendation set forth by the American Heart Association (this IS current)

I guess in short, some cholesterol comes in the form of saturated fat (bacon/red meat) this is the stuff you should avoid. Other cholesterol comes in the absence of Saturated fat (seafood) which is easily digested by your body, provided you don't dip your lobster in butter, or pan fry your squid in batter and a saturated fat cooking oil. (ummmmm salt and pepper squid)

But I'll keep searching for a recent article.


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Posted 04 May 2005 - 01:09 PM

thanks ace! :th
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Posted 22 July 2010 - 07:37 PM

I'm new member here and wanna know some good and natural ways to lower high cholesterol. I regularly do exercise, take a healthy diet so what else is necessary?
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