Saturday, July 26, 2008

How to reduce your cholesterol level

There are many simple things that you can do to reduce blood cholesterol.
1. Make sure your you eat a healthy diet which is rich in fruits and vegetables.
2. If you are overweight try to get rid of excess fat in your body.
3. It is very important to be physically active.
4. Use small quantities of cooking oil when preparing meals.
5. Try to avoid eating butter,margarine and sweets.
6.Try to cut down the intake of alcohol and quit smoking.

What is Cholesterol ?

Cholesterol is the waxy substance in human tissues.It plays a key role in digestion ,absorption and transport of fats through out the body. The liver cells are continuously making cholesterol in our bodies. There are two levels of cholesterol LDL and HDL.
LDL are called low density lipo-protein,too much of LDL in the blood stream can cause blockage in the arteries and may lead to heart attack.HDL are known as high density lipo-protein.High levels of HDL are associated with low risk for heart attack.