How to Avoid High LDL (Bad) Cholesterol Levels
Everyone already knows that keeping their cholesterol under control is an important part of staying healthy and alive, but many are in the dark when it comes to keeping their cholesterol levels in a healthy place without using drugs.
Researchers have worked very hard testing and collecting information that can help you to achieve your health goals, but beyond the knowledge, there must be responsibility and action. What actions shall you take? If you continue reading on, the following blog will share information on how to avoid high levels of bad LDL cholesterol.
Eat Less Bad Fats
The majority of cheeses, other dairy-based products, and red meat can create a major increase in the LDL cholesterol in your bloodstream. If your HDL is low, this can create a situation where the LDL is freely allowed to clump together. This creates the perfect Physical Plane body environment for arterial blockages, which can lead to some relatively serious conditions. It would be a good idea to eat leaner meat or even less meat. Pay attention to reducing the fat content found in dairy products, too. It’s also been recommended that you keep these fats to a very small portion. Less than 8 percent of your calories should come from them.
Avoid Any Trans Fats
Bad cholesterol is one thing, but trans fats are even worse for one particular reason. They not only increase LDL cholesterol, but they also lower HDL cholesterol. This means that any line of defense between you and the LDL cholesterol is gone when you need it the most.
This can send a person railroading toward a multitude of cardiac-related illnesses and conditions. Worst of all, many of these types of fats are found in the sweet cakes and prepackaged desserts that are routinely served to small children and eaten by adults who are usually in the middle of a food binge to begin with.
Exercise as Often as Possible
One of the best ways to lower cholesterol other than major dietary changes is exercise. Moving your body increases your metabolism, making it easier for your body to metabolize the free-floating fats in your bloodstream. Moving also helps to shake some of that cholesterol and fat up so that it’s less likely to settle in areas where the blood already has a more difficult time passing through. A sedentary lifestyle presents the perfect conditions for the formation of plaque.
Your new NOW requires movement and you are in charge of just what it is you will love doing consistently. I say run or walk or lift weights! Yup, but this is YOUR choice, champion.