Cholesterol is not all that bad. Our bodies in fact need some of it as it helps produce some needed hormones and Vitamin D. But our dietary choices contribute to high cholesterol levels which can be destructive and devastating. Elevated levels can build up in the arteries, create plaques that result in heart diseases. Doctors usually check for 4 markers: total cholesterol, LDL or bad cholesterol, HDL or good cholesterol (keeps arteries clear), and triglycerides. There are foods that can naturally keep cholesterol at healthy levels.
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