Fred’s Health Tip of the Day

25 May

Hello, hello!

Been off track for a few days but now I’m back and let’s get back on it!

Understanding cholesterol

First let’s define cholesterol. It is an organic chemical substance classified as a waxy steroid of fat. It is an essential structural component of mammalian cell membranes and is required to establish proper membrane permeability and fluidity. Many of us don’t thoroughly understand that science gibberish but here is what we need to know: Cholesterol is mainly produced in the liver and there are is a such thing as good and bad cholesterol. Bad cholesterol forms plaque in your arteries (we’ve all seen those commercials of the clogged arteries) and can ultimately cause a stroke or heart attack. Good cholesterol only makes up to about 1/4 of  your total amount and is called good because it pulls the bad cholesterol away from your arteries.

An efficiently working body will naturally take care of itself. One of the functions of the liver is to regulate the production of cholesterol and to keep the bad LDL cholesterol from building up in the blood. When we introduce foods high in cholesterol to our systems, the body’s reaction is to allow the small intestines to absorb less of it and then the liver will reduce its production of cholesterol to balance. The problem most people have is that their dietary choices will overload the normal body functions of control. To balance the food intake with the natural function of the liver and intestines, it is helpful to understand what roles food and fat intake have on cholesterol levels. Introducing fat into your diet will affect the cholesterol levels, but different types of fat will affect the cholesterol levels in different ways.

Check out that clogged artery. Bad cholesterol is the culprit.

Take care of your body so that it can take care of you!!!

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Posted by on May 25, 2012 in Daily Tips


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