1st Burning Question: Do Oils have Cholesterol?

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 M Shenoy is a A dietitian from Mangalore, Karnataka, India. Having worked as a Dietitian for the Manipal Group of Hospitals namely KMC hospital Mangalore, India. She is also a consultant for corporate's like Infosys and others, conducting talks and presentations for various associations and local television shows. She consults at her Diet and Nutrition clinic "Nutrihealth" in Mangalore. Also is a visiting consultant to various hospitals in and around Mangalore and also runs an active online consultation.

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