Cholesterol : Is it good or bad for your body?

Is Cholesterol is good or bad for the body? | All about Cholesterol

Is Cholesterol is good or bad for the body? | All about Cholesterol
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  • 29-Apr-2022

What is Cholesterol? 

Cholesterol is a waxy substance which flows in our body. The body needs cholesterol to develop hormones and vitamin c that will help indigestion. There are two types of cholesterol in our body - LDL (Low-Density Lipoprotein) and HDL (High-Density Lipoprotein).


How cholesterol is good for the body? 

Everything in limit is always good for health. Same as go with the cholesterol. If the body contains the right amount of cholesterol, then it is good for the body, but if the cholesterol goes high, it will affect the heart.

As per the medical reports or from our daily knowledge we only know that cholesterol is bad for our body but it's not cholesterol that helps in developing our blood. It develops in our bodies naturally. Just like a coin, there are also a two-phase of cholesterol - LDL or Lower Density Lipoprotein and HDL or High-Density Lipoprotein. 

Blood travels from the liver to all the parts of the bloodstream, but the blood cholesterol also moves with it. Once LDL starts moving in the body, it clogs the arteries and causes atherosclerosis whereas else HDL helps in controlling the LDL level in the blood.

LDL turns into plaque build-up in the arteries. HDL absorbs the LDL and carries it back to the liver where it gets flushed out from the body.


HDL (High-Density Lipoprotein) LDL (Low-Density Lipoprotein)
It is good cholesterol. It is bad cholesterol.
HDL keeps your heart healthy. It removes the LDL from the arteries It hardens the arteries by plaque the blood.
HDL also helps in preventing strokes and heart attacks. Your LDL level should be less than 100mg/Dl


Impact of High Cholesterol 

If the body cholesterol level is higher than 240mg/DL. The cause of the high cholesterol level are -

  1. Obesity or weight gain
  2. Type 2 Diabetes
  3. Smoking
  4. Not Doing exercise
  5. Stress


Ways to low Cholesterol level

There are a few ways by which you can lower your cholesterol level. 

  1. Monounsaturated foods
  2. Polyunsaturated fats
  3. Soluble fibre
  4. Avoid smoking
  5. Exercise

So this is it for today's blog we will gonna discussed more on cholesterol in our next blog. If you missed our previous blog on PCOD you can read it.

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