It’s hard to think that your body actually needs it when cholesterol gets so much bad press. There are two sorts of cholesterol in your body, bad cholesterol or LDL cholesterol and good cholesterol also known as HDL cholesterol. Cholesterol in your body is necessary to make hormones, vitamin D and bile salts to stay healthy.
On the other hand, the bad cholesterol may cause you many problems. The main concern with LDL cholesterol is that it could deposit cholesterol onto artery walls that will produce plaque. The plaque in turn will make the arteries to narrow and then block. This may cause blood flow to be blocked, which is not good news for your heart.
There are a lot of confusing terms being said when it comes to cholesterol. One of those terms is dietary cholesterol. You could think that all dietary cholesterol is bad, but actually, dietary cholesterol doesn’t raise blood cholesterol as high as you could think. The two bad guys here are saturated fats and trans fatty acids.
So what you need to do when you think of cholesterol problems is to lower your levels of bad cholesterol. The best way to do this is by changing your diets. As well as reducing foods with bad cholesterol such as meat, eggs, dairy and seafood, you should also eat different foods that will lower LDL levels.