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The Good, The Bad, The Cholesterol

U.S. consumers have asked for and are getting a lot of information about nutrition lately. Recently, we talked about sugar and its harmful effects on the human body, and how consumers love the fact that there’s no-sugar-added to Prime Planet’s all-natural Tostones. But did you know these crunchy green plantain chips are also certified vegan and gluten-free?

This time around, we want to confront another of the “food demons:” cholesterol. That’s because our healthier-for-you snack chips are also – you guessed it – cholesterol-free.

There’s no doubt that most Americans are confused about cholesterol. And why shouldn’t we be? A lot of the information out there about it is contradictory.

How many of us remember the bad rap eggs got back in the ‘80s? For a while, our society leaned very heavily toward chicken – and not an egg. Eventually that all played out, and we’re back to savoring both, as well as many other treats we were avoiding because they might once have been considered too high in cholesterol. To find out why let’s break it down…

What Is Cholesterol?

Cholesterol is a waxy substance. It’s not inherently “bad.” Your body needs it to build cells and make vitamins and other hormones.

Cholesterol comes from two sources. Your liver makes all the cholesterol you need. The remainder of the cholesterol in your body comes from foods from animals. For example, meat, poultry, and dairy products all contain dietary cholesterol.

When Is Cholesterol “Bad?”

It turns out there are two kinds of cholesterol. This is where the problem arose decades ago when most of the media used the term to refer to both kinds as bad.

The two types of cholesterol are LDL cholesterol, which is bad, and HDL, which is good. Too much of the bad kind, or not enough of the good kind, increases the risk cholesterol will slowly build up in the inner walls of the arteries that feed the heart and brain.

So it IS a good idea to keep an eye on your cholesterol intake. Just make sure you’re not throwing the good out with the bad. When it comes to snack foods, the easiest way to do this is to read the label for Nutritional Information.  In the case of Tostones, your homework couldn’t be easier – there is ZERO cholesterol per every 20 grams of Tostones. Feeling Good? Feeling Bad? It doesn’t matter.  Prime Planet Tostones will satisfy.

A Pledge for Healthy Goodness

Prime Planet’s corporate pledge for “no cholesterol” aligns with the desire among our snack-food industry customers to provide their consumers with more healthy, sustainable food and snacks.

“We know that health and wellness are priorities for distributors and retail food chains whose shoppers are seeking certified foods that are free of cholesterol,” says Marie Gonzalez, business development manager at Prime Planet.

“And because our Tostones are better for you than other salty chip options, they’re resonating with consumers all across the American snack market, so it’s a perfect match between customer desires, changing marketplace trends for wellness, and what we provide.”

About Prime Planet

An innovative international food company based in Miami, Prime Planet is committed to bringing to market the best kosher-certified snacks – that are delicious and nutritious. Its all-natural brand of Tostones offers not only the most delicious flavor but is an all-around healthier snack option, too. We have a wide range of tostones green plantain chips including:

Knowledge, expertise, and direct access to leading global logistics and distributors of wholesale snacks and bulk-food products allow Prime Planet to find the shortest and most efficient commercial routes for ideal product shipment and product placement.

Become a Green Plantain Snack Distributor

For more information, or to become a distributor of our organic tostones, visit www.primeplanet.net; or contact Business Development Manager Marie Gonzalez at 305-592-2044; or via email at bdm@primefreshproducts.com.

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