Understanding Cholesterol: The “Good” & The “Bad”

Understanding Good and Bad CholesterolFor decades, we’ve been hearing that there’s a “good” and “bad” cholesterol, but what exactly is the difference between the two? Well, for starters, the medical term for “good” cholesterol is actually high-density lipoproteins (HDL) and low-density lipoproteins (LDL) is the medical term for “bad” cholesterol. Knowing the difference can help add years to your life.

HDL:

  • Consists of mostly protein
  • Empties out LDL cholesterol by transporting it to the liver, where it is then reprocessed
  • Prevents clogged arteries that are caused by LDL cholesterol
  • Reduces your chances for a heart attack and heart disease

Boost your HDL by walking at least 30 minutes daily, eating foods rich in omega-3 fatty acid like salmon and trout, quitting smoking, avoiding alcohol or drinking in moderation and eating less sugar.

Read the rest of my article at [BlackDoctor.org].

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