It is very important to maintain healthy cholesterol levels for good heart health and longevity. A lousy diet and sedentary lifestyle can cause your cholesterol levels to rise to an on healthy level. It is at this point that plaque begins to build up in the arteries.
It is important to maintain a proper balance between the good cholesterol HDL and bad cholesterol LDL. Some of the symptoms would be clogged arteries, heart disease, stroke, and dementia.
So how do we balance the good cholesterol and bad cholesterol? First let's look at the difference between HDL and LDL cholesterol. Both types of cholesterol are important to body function.
What are healthy cholesterol levels?
When you have blood work done and you look at your lipid profile is hoped that your LDL levels are below 100 and your HDL is below 50. Both HDL and LDL counts are added together. Below 150 is good.
So what can we do?
Well one of the things we can do is increase our good cholesterol levels. By increasing the HDL level in our blind it cleanses and lower its the bad cholesterol. One of the best places to look for improvement is through better nutrition. Processed fruits faster and fried firms often contribute to high cholesterol.
is great for lowering cholesterol. The key ingredient is ole-ac acid. This fat works to lower bad cholesterol levels.
The fiber in lentils trap's cholesterol and helps remove it from the body.
Most nuts are high in plant sterols which also acts to lower cholesterol in the body.
Olive oil and grape seed oil are super had lowering cholesterol.
Here's one I just discovered, T. Green tea or black tea helps lower cholesterol.
Tomatoes are abundant in lycopene which helps greatly to lower cholesterol.
Try to incorporate these foods into your diet every day. If you suspect you have elevated cholesterol levels see your doctor getting a blood test is an important step in overcoming this difficulty.