Cholesterol is a vital fluid that is needed by each cell in the body. It is a waxy type of fat, or lipid, which moves throughout your body in your blood. Your body makes cholesterol, but you can also get it from foods. Cholesterol is only found in foods that come from animals. But make sure you consume protein from animal sources in moderation to avoid complications.
There are different types of cholesterol in the body. Some of them include; Low-density lipoprotein (LDL), high-density lipoprotein (HDL) and very-low-density lipoproteins (VLDL) which are particles in the blood that carry triglycerides. When the level of cholesterol in your blood rises, it can be difficult. With high cholesterol, you can develop fatty deposits in your blood vessels. Eventually, these deposits grow, making it tough for enough blood to flow through your arteries
When your cholesterol level rises beyond normal, there are certain signs your body will begin to give you. Some of them include;
1. Fatigue and feeling tired regularly.
2. A complication in breathing.
4. Vision difficulties.
5. Unstable heartbeats, and chest pains.
6. Pain in the limb (as a hand or foot).
What you consume has the ability to increase your cholesterol level beyond normal. Some foods that can heighten your cholesterol include;
1. Cakes and doughnut
Cakes and doughnuts have a high proportion of saturated fat and sugar hence they can increase cholesterol levels. Diets high in sugar make your liver synthesize more “bad” LDL (low-density lipoprotein) cholesterol. A sugary diet lowers your “good” HDL (high-density lipoprotein) cholesterol. Too much sugar raises your triglycerides (a type of blood fat). Reduce the amount of these foods you consume.
2. Fried food
It is advisable that everyone should avoid deep-fried foods to lower cholesterol and facilitate heart health. Oils generally used for deep frying are loaded with saturated fat. When it comes to elevated cholesterol, deep-fried foods can also contribute.
3. Red meat
Excessive consumption of red meat and processed meat can cause high cholesterol levels. These meats are typically high in saturated fatty acids which cause an increase in LDL cholesterol hence try and avoid them.
Some of the things you can do to prevent high cholesterol levels include;
.Consume a low-salt diet that contains fruits, vegetables and whole grains.
.Restrict the percentage of animal fats and utilize good fats intemperateness.
.Maintain a healthy weight
.Avoid too much intake of alcohol.
Everyone should adhere to the tips of this article.
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