You’ve seen the commercials of foods, exercises, and other daily regimens that are proven to lower your cholesterol. We know that high cholesterol is bad, but do we really know what cholesterol even is?

According to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance that’s found in all cells of the body. Your body needs some cholesterol to make hormones, vitamin D, and substances that help you digest foods. Your body makes all the cholesterol it needs. However, cholesterol also is found in some of the foods you eat as well.

So what determines high cholesterol? High cholesterol is simply when you have too much cholesterol in your blood putting you at a greater chance for heart disease.

Fortunately, there are ways to lower your cholesterol. Here are a few tips from WebMD:

  • Eliminate saturated fats (fried and sugary foods)
  • Choose healthier fats (such as avocados and fish)
  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Exercise daily

Remember to always consult your doctor to determine the best way for you to lower your cholesterol and decrease your risk of heart disease!

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Comments (2)

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    Feb 16, 2016 at 09:11 AM

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  2. Joe:
    Mar 07, 2016 at 01:39 AM

    Great article, alot of people need to learn the difference between good and bad cholesterol. It would benefit alot of peoples health if they knew the difference.

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