The Truth about Cholesterol

Every day, more people discover they have high cholesterol; and this in itself is not surprising as cholesterol is a health problem that affects individuals who are over weight, which is 70% of the current population.

Cholesterol is basically fat which accumulates on the walls of veins, capillaries and arteries causing blockage and poor circulation. This can be very dangerous to the heart and brain which depend on good blood circulation to get oxygen and nutrients. Eventually, cholesterol can block a vein or artery enough to stop the blood flow which can then cause stroke or heart failure.

Many people abstain from eating any type of fat under the misconception that all fats are bad and cause cholesterol. But just as there are good fats (such as Omega oils) and bad fats (such as saturated fat), there is good cholesterol and bad cholesterol. In a lot of cases, individuals are found to have high levels of bad cholesterol simply because they don’t eat enough foods which provide them with the good cholesterol they need to fight the bad.

In other words, you may have bad cholesterol not because you eat too much red meat, but because you’re not eating enough fish, avocadoes and nuts! To fight cholesterol, it is vital to create a very balanced diet that includes plenty of essential fatty acids and Omega oils that will help your body clean out the bad cholesterol, much like soap (which is often made from lard) cleans grease off your hands.

But in addition to a balanced diet, regular exercise is essential for a healthy body, even if it is only 30 minutes each day. In the case of individuals who suffer from cardiovascular problems, it is recommended they exercise in the evenings or at night before bed as this improves the overall circulation through the night. Most heart attacks occur between the hours of 12 AM and 7AM, and nightly exercise is a way of preventing this.

When it comes to fighting off cholesterol, Omega Oils are your best bet. By simply eating a handful of almonds or adding ground flaxseed to your cereal and yogurt, you can keep bad cholesterol at bay. Remember that cholesterol is a health issue caused mainly by bad eating habits. If you change your eating habits you change your health.

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  1. home health aide says:

    Great site. A lot of useful information here. I’m sending it to some friends!

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