Cholesterol provides the starting
material for the synthesis of sex hormones, adrenal hormones, vitamins
D and bile.
The liver makes cholesterol, so
there is no need for additional dietary sources. Excess Cholesterol
deposits itself on the walls of ateries, which can interfere with
Cholesteral is found in food products
that come from
animals. Meat, fish, poultry, eggs, and dairy products all have
cholesterol in them.
Less than 300 milligrams should
be consumed daily.
HDL and LDL are cholesterols that refer to the type of protein carries
involved in the transport of cholesterol in the blood.
HDL ( High Density Lipoprotein ) This is the good cholesterol. HDL
collects cholesterol residues
and transports them to the liver for reprocessing and excertion.
High levels of HDL work To keep the arteries
clear of deposits and reduce the risk of coronery artery disease.
The thing to do to elevate your HDL is to exercise daily.
Some researchers say that reducing
body fat will elevate HDL.
LDL ( Low Density Lipoprotein ) This the bad cholesterol. LDL brings
cholesterol into the bloodstream and is used for cell building,
but it leaves residues of cholesteral on the artery walls.
Eating foods high in saturated fat
stimulates the liver to produce cholesteral, so reducing saturated
fat intake is as important
as reducing dietary cholesterol.