Thursday, July 28, 2011

What is cholesterol?What are healthy cholesterol levels?

Cholesterol is a type of fatty substance, also known as a lipid which is a type of fat in blood. You get cholesterol from eating certain type of fatty foods.

Your body also makes cholesterol. In fact, cholesterol is a major component of cell membranes and is made by the cells of most organs and tissues in the body. Your body also uses cholesterol to make bile salts, which help aid in digestion.Smaller amounts of cholesterol are used to make harmones and vitamin D and other substances.

Cholesterol is carried in the blood by special substances called lipoproteins. Low density lipo protein, or LDL, is known as "BAD" choloesterol. High density lipoprotein or HDL is known as "GOOD" cholesterol. These two types lipids along with triglycerides, makeup the three main parts of your cholesterol.

The three main categories of fats(Lipids) are:
HDL, LDL and Triglycerides in our body.


What are healthy cholesterol levels?



To help yor risk from heart disease, eat healthy foods that are mentioned in the table, the tables shows the foods that we have to avoid and the foods we have to consume.
Hope this info is helpful to all of you, I got this info near the doctor whom I had seen recently, thought this info will be helpful to every one and thought of posting it. Eat healthy and Stay healthy!!!!!!

6 comments:

  1. useful information thank you for sharing Deepthi

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  2. Thanks a lot for this informative post dear. Really good article.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  3. nice article dear...

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  4. It is useful to know abt cholesterol. Thanks for sharing.

    Cheers,
    Uma

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