Lower Cholesterol

iStockphoto.com / Bernd Jurgens products of animal origin such as meat, eggs and dairy products are just some of the main sources of protein in our diet. However, in some cases it is advisable to limit the consumption of these foods and choose the least fat varieties. This is especially important if you have raised bad cholesterol in the blood, since among other problems, animal fats increase the risk of a heart attack. Read on to see what you should eat to reduce bad cholesterol in your body. Cholesterol is a substance that your body needs to function properly, but it should be within the ranges considered normal to stay healthy. There are two main types of cholesterol: one is called bad cholesterol (English low-density lipoprotein) and other good cholesterol or (English high-density lipoprotein). The latter protects the arteries develop atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), so it is good to have high levels of HDL contrast.By, they have elevated levels of LDL is associated with an increased risk of heart disease and heart attacks.So it is very important to the reduction of LDL cholesterol in this type.

It is true that the elevation of bad cholesterol may be due to genetic causes and sometimes it is necessary to take medication to lower cholesterol, it is no less true that our habits, I am referring to our diet and level of physical activity can affect cholesterol have. Many times you can lower LDL level, simply by improving certain habits. So if you have problems with high levels of cholesterol in your blood and your doctor has recommended you cholesterol-lowering foods should be avoided? Start with the reduction of the animals. In this group are meat (especially red), eggs (although you can eat the white part) and dairy products (although you can eat products milk low fat or fat free).