1st Burning Question: Do Oils have Cholesterol?

There is this misconception that oils have cholesterol. All the oils are from plant sources and cholesterol is a compound that is not characteristics of plant kingdom. Cholesterol is present only in the animal kingdom. So you do not get cholesterol from oils. Yes there are saturated fats in coconut and palm oils which if taken in excess can increase your cholesterol levels.
Other fats that are present in the oils are monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats which help in preventing heart disease.

Sanjana Shenoy

About Sanjana Shenoy

A dietitian from Mangalore, India. A post graduate diploma holder in “Dietetics” and a university topper from Welcomgroup School of Hotel Administration from the prestigious Manipal University. At present working as a Dietitian for the Manipal Group of Hospitals namely KMC hospital Mangalore, India. Consultant for corporates like Infosys and others, conducting talks and presentations for various associations and local television shows.

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One Response to 1st Burning Question: Do Oils have Cholesterol?

  1. PRABHU P January 9, 2010 at 9:29 pm #

    Whether Gingili oil increases HDL Cholestral.

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