3 Surprising Facts About Cholesterol Levels

Heart disease is a leading cause of death in the United States, so it’s only logical that we are concerned about our cholesterol levels. To understand how cholesterol impacts us, we first need to know, why is it both good and bad for us?

Cholesterol isn’t all bad, but there are things we all should know about it for the sake of our health.

Here are some interesting facts discovered in the last few years:

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10 Ways to Increase Your Good Cholesterol (HDL)

When you go to the doctor to check your cholesterol, it’s important to know the difference between good cholesterol (HDL) and bad cholesterol (LDL).

Here are 10 tips to increase good cholesterol, which can help to keep your heart and arteries healthy.

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Understand Cholesterol Once and For All (LDL vs. HDL)

We have all heard this before; “Lower Cholesterol at All Costs!” and yet, you probably also have heard that fatty foods are not as lethal for you and your health after all. Both statements make sense, once you understand what cholesterol really is, and what it does to you.

Simply put, cholesterol is a waxy fat-like substance that is carried in the blood. Cholesterol is naturally produced by your body, and also introduced through dietary sources such as cheese and egg yolks. It is essential for a variety of cell and body functions.

However, there are two types of cholesterol:

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