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Default 03-26-2013, 01:59 AM

Cholesterol, a waxy substance produced by the liver and found in certain foods, is needed to make vitamin D and some hormones, build cell walls, and create bile salts that help you digest fat. Actually, your liver produces about 1,000 milligrams of cholesterol a day, enough cholesterol so that if you never touched another cheese fry, you’d be OK. But it’s hard to avoid cholesterol entirely because so many foods contain it.
   
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Default 04-18-2013, 09:18 AM

Cholesterol is a white, waxy substance. It is found in some of the foods we eat, and notably produced by our liver cells. A certain amount of cholesterol is an essential component for good health. The reason for this is that cholesterol is a vital constituent of cell walls. It is also essential for the production of certain hormones. For most normal people, with ‘normal’ constitutions, about a quarter of the cholesterol in their system comes from the food choices they make, and the remaining three quarters comes as a result of their livers cholesterol production. It is essential to realise that lowering cholesterol is perfectly do-able for you.
   
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Default 04-26-2013, 08:05 PM

What is cholesterol?

Cholesterol is a fat substance produced by the liver, substance which is reposnsible in forming cell membranes and some hormones.

When we eat more animal fat, the liver starts to produce more cholesterol then is needed. This exces of cholesterol it will deposit on the blood vessel’s walls making te blood flow slower and thus preparing the ground for a future heart attack.

What contributes to the increase of cholesterol level?

In both heart disseases and cholesterol level increase the risk factors are:

– Age , because as we get older cholesterol slowly deposits on our blood vessels├ó┬Ç┬Ös walls over the years

– Genetic factors to some extent. Your genetic make-up determines your cholesterol level. Some people inherit a condition called familial hypercholesterolemia, which means that very high cholesterol levels run in the family. Other people may simply be more likely than others to react to lifestyle factors (such as lack of exercise or a high-fat diet) that push up cholesterol levels.

– Gender: Men have more chances of heart attachs then women.

– Smoking

– A sedentary life (lack of exercise)

– Nutrition (Perhaps the most important)

– Stress

– Some medication

– Alcohol

Food that gets our cholesterol level down

– Cereals

– Soya

– Olives and olive oil

– Fish

– Fruits and vegetables

– Onion and Garlick

– Suflower seeds

– Coriander seeds

– Eggplants

What food should I avoid when I have a high cholesterol level

– Eggs (The yellow parts)

– Butter

– Any kind of fat creams, fat cookies, mayonaisse, fat sauces

– Fat mea

– Processed meat

– Fast food in general

– Fried food in general

– Pizza

– Chips
   
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Default 04-26-2013, 10:13 PM

Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance that is made in the body by the liver. Cholesterol forms part of every cell in the body and serves many vital functions..
   
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