Is Thai Food Good for Cholesterol?

Spicy Thai by t-mizo

Spicy Thai by t-mizo

Eating Thai food regularly won’t negatively affect your cholesterol levels. For proof, look no further than the fact that very few Thai people have high cholesterol levels even though they eat Thai food every day.

The only caveat I would mention is to limit your consumption of pork, which is a very popular meat combination in Thai dishes. Any kind of red meat, including pork, has high cholesterol levels.

You might be aware that both shrimp and squid also have fairly high amounts of cholesterol, as well, and both of those are very common in Thai foods.

But cholesterol from fish sources have been proven to not have nearly the detrimental effect on long-term blood cholesterol levels as cholesterol coming from meat sources.

I can also give you my personal experience and testimony to further bolster this point. When I came to live in Thailand about 4 1/2 years ago, I had borderline cholesterol levels, both LDL and HDL.

After a few years of eating healthier, but also eating Thai food several times a week, my cholesterol levels are now safely in the normal range.

So I feel I can safely tell you that eating Thai food regularly is not going to negatively affect your cholesterol . Thai food is pretty healthy and good for you.

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