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National Cholesterol Awareness Month: A Refresher Course

cholesterol moleculeNational Cholesterol Awareness Month is here, and with it, some sad truths and necessary actions need to be made.

The world seems to be suffering from a national high cholesterol and fat epidemic.

The fact is that our bodies require cholesterol & fat. The main source of energy is fat, and certain types of fats protect the heart.

Cholesterol helps in making the skin around cells and the acids required to digest food, the material in making vitamin D & hormones – i.e. estrogen & testosterone.

The storage of fats insulates and cushions organs and tissues, as well as regulating body temperature.

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PeanutsYou can lower cholesterol safely & naturally by monitoring the foods you eat, eating more of the good ones that promote formation of good cholesterol, and eliminate or greatly reduce the foods that are raise your LDL.

Unsaturated fats are good for the heart and improve the body’s cholesterol profile, preventing irregular heartbeats and formation of clots in arteries.

Monounsaturated fats at room temperature are liquid. Most nuts & avocados are good sources, also oils such as canola oil, peanut oil & olive oil.

How to Clean a Whole Mackerel - CookingWithKimberly.comOmega-3 fats from fatty fish, whole grains, nuts, seeds, soybean oil and corn oil are particularly important, affecting nerve & brain development, a healthy immune system, blood vessels and the heart. These are liquid at room temperature, like monounsaturated fats.

Trans fats & saturated fats should be limited and possibly eliminated completely. These fats are found in red meat, dairy, some oils, like coconut & palm oils, droppings from bacon and burgers.

These elevate LDL, bad cholesterol, and can cause heart attacks, strokes & heart disease.

So, I hope you’ll refresh your memory at least once per year on the dos & don’ts of maintaining healthy levels of cholesterol in your body.

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Ingrid Turner from IngridTurnerToday.com, is a blogger, writer, grandmother, mother, cancer survivor and all around sparkling human being. From cooking, crafts, seniors’ issues, cancer, health, pets, gardening & the like, she entertains us in her writings.

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