Benefits of good and bad cholesterol

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Todays Health Tip

Considering todays health tip we make you understand about good cholesterol and bad cholesterol.

Cholesterol developed in your liver and it has many functionalities in human body.

It does not dissolve in water. The body depends on molecules called lipoproteins, which carry cholesterol, fat and fat-soluble vitamins in the blood.

Two different kinds of lipoproteins they are Low-density lipoprotein (LDL), High-density lipoprotein (HDL). LDL which can lead to clogged arteries, strokes, heart attacks and kidney failure. HDL helps carry cholesterol away from vessel walls and helps prevent these diseases.

This is because the liver changes the amount of it makes depending on how much you eat. When your body absorbs more cholesterol from your diet, it makes less in the liver.

Here are a few great sources of good Cholesterol

Olives and olive oil

Canola oil

Tree nuts, such as almonds, walnuts, pecans, hazelnuts and cashews

Avocados

Polyunsaturated fats also seem to reduce the risk of metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes.

Trans fats are unsaturated fats that have been modified by a process called hydrogenation. Trans fats increase total cholesterol and LDL. But decrease beneficial HDL by as much as 20%.