Oxidized Cholesterol… you’ve probably never heard of it. Let me give you this important information.
Why is oxidized cholesterol so much worse than raw cholesterol?
A significant body of evidence indicates that oxidized cholesterol, which produces something called oxysterols, is one of the main triggers of Alzheimer’s disease.
But that’s not all.
Cholesterol Oxidation Products (COPS) are associated with the initiation and progression of a number of major chronic diseases, including heart disease, diabetes, and kidney failure.
Once again, we’ll put this in the “Dr. Joe Was Right” column. I gave this advice 40 years ago… give up animal products. Studies come out every day, showing that I was right about that.
These Cholesterol Oxidation Products are produced when animal products are heated. When you heat something, you destroy enzymes, and enzymes are necessary for every function in your body.
All forms of cooking can produce this since you’re getting maximum cholesterol oxidation at only 300 degrees Fahrenheit.
Are some types of cooking worse than others? Yes.
Microwaving chicken or beef appears to produce twice as much cholesterol oxidation as frying. If you look at bacon, raw bacon doesn’t have doesn’t have any oxidized cholesterol. DO NOT EAT RAW BACON.
Like all animal products, bacon has cholesterol, but it’s not oxidized until it is cooked.
According to these studies, grilling seems to be the safest way to cook animal products with regard to oxidized cholesterol, but grilling has other harmful effects.
Also note: If you put leftovers in the refrigerator, then reheat them, the oxidized cholesterol skyrockets.
My general advice is to avoid eating animal products. A plant based diet is healthy, nutritious, and eliminates the harmful effects of eating animal products.
You can watch my lecture on the 7 Deadly Sins of Nutrition here: https://drjoe.com/the-7-deadly-sins-of-nutrition/

If this helps you, please follow me for more tips, subscribe to my channel, and please smash the “like” button. You can find much more information, research, podcasts, and videos on my website, drjoe.com . In addition, you can subscribe to my inner circle newsletter and make an appointment if you’d like to. Links are below. Be well!

I want to help you be well and stay well, naturally.

For more tips, follow me on all social media at drjoeesposito

For in person or virtual appointments, go to this link: https://drjoe.com/contact-health-plus-wellness-centers/#contact

I have my own line of premium supplements, and I hope you’ll check out my store on my website https://drjoe.com/store-homepage/

Subscribe to my inner circle newsletter. It’s free and you’ll receive weekly insights, health hacks, and health information to help you be well and live your best life. Subscribe through my website drjoe.com https://drjoe.com