Cholesterol | What matters most?

If you think you're under too much stress at work and do not exercise enough. If you have the notion that your eating habits are not the most healthy and should quit. And yet, feels good physically and sees no reason to change your lifestyle, this information is for you.

An assessment of your index Cholesterol, Blood Pressure and Blood Sugar can reveal who is living a false sense of well-being.

What is Cholesterol?
Cholesterol is a fat type, which is naturally present in all cells, which come from two sources: liver (which produces it) and the food we eat.
Although Coleterol is essential for the proper functioning of all body, too high values ​​are harmful to health and increase the risk of Cardiovascular Diseases.

What Are The Different Types Of Cholesterol?
Several, however, the best known are the LDL and HDL.
- LDL (low density lipoprotein) is considered the "bad" cholesterol when deposited on artery walls form a plate leads to their narrowing hindering blood circulation implying a greater effort on the part of the heart to pump;
- HDL (high density lipoprotein) is considered the "good" cholesterol is responsible for eliminating the cholesterol that circulates in the blood.

Reference Values

Total Cholesterol <190
LDL Cholesterol Men> 40
Women> 46
HDL Cholesterol <115


What risk factors for Cholesterol?
- Age and Sex
Men over 45 years
Women over 55 years
- Inheritance (genetics)
- Consumption of foods high in fat or high salt
- Overweight
- Alcoholism
- Diabetes (high blood sugar)
- Sedentary
- Smoking habits
- Hypertension
- Stress

Measures to prevent and control the Cholesterol?
- Adopt a balanced diet
- Consume more vegetables, fruits, fish and white meats
- Avoid fried foods (even the sauteed)
- Prefer vegetable fats
- Moderate consumption of sausages, red meats, organ meats, fatty dairy products (cheese, cream, butter), cream, eggs (saturated fats)
- Avoid alcoholic beverages
- Monitor blood glucose and blood pressure
- Perform regular exercise
- Giving up smoking

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