Salted egg foods, such as quicksand buns, salted egg crisps, salted egg and fish skins, have been popular for a while, and they are still the favorite of many Chinese people, and there are more and more kinds of them. Dietician reminds, suffer from chronic disease, such as hypertension, diabetes, kidney disease and other patients, should not be eaten.
Wang Yuefen, a senior dietitian at the National Health Care Group General Clinic, said in an interview with “Live well” that most salted egg foods are high in calories, mainly caused by fat and sugar.
The fats of these foods are mainly saturated fats and trans fats. Foods high in saturated fat increase LDL (also known as bad cholesterol); foods that contain trans fat also increase LDL. It also lowers the amount of HDL (also known as “good cholesterol”).
High cholesterol increases the risk of cardiovascular diseases such as stroke, coronary heart disease and peripheral vascular disease.
Wang Yuefen warned that people suffering from chronic diseases such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, kidney problems and need to lose weight should limit consumption of salted egg products, so as not to affect the disease.
How many salted egg products can I eat? In this regard, Wang Yuefen said that there are no standard guidelines to determine how much salted egg products can be eaten a day. “each person’s nutritional needs are different because it takes into account the individual’s weight, height, age, sex and level of physical activity. ”
The HPA recommends limiting total fat to 25% to 30% of daily energy intake, that is, less than 10% of saturated fat and 2000 mg of sodium (equivalent to one teaspoon of salt) a day.
For example, people who need 1600 calories a day should limit their total fat content to 44 grams to 53 grams per day; saturated fat intake to less than 18 grams per day; and sodium content to less than 2000 milligrams.