32.A little cholesterol is essential for health : Food Combining Hay Diet

The full text of the book published by Bloomsbury. Author Peter Thomson

Cholesterol is an essential compound, most of which is manufactured in our livers, and circulated throughout our bodies. High-cholesterol foods such as shell-fish and eggs are now thought to have little effect on blood cholesterol levels. Low cholesterol levels can result in severe depression.

You can slash your risk of heart disease still further by eating two portions of oily fish, such as herring or mackerel each week. Blood pressure and inflammation can be reduced and controlled by eating fish oils that contain omega-3 fatty acids. The best sources of these are mackerel, sardines, salmon, pilchards and herring. But note; you can overdose on fish oil supplements - vitamins A & D are toxic in high amounts.

Low fat diets also reduce your risk of skin cancer according to dermatologists in Houston, Texas.