What is Cholesterol?
Cholesterol is a form of fat that every human being has present in the bodys cells. This is mainly produced by the liver (about 80%), and the rest comes from different food products that we eat everyday.
There are three types of cholesterol:
* Good cholesterol, high-density lipoproteins (HDL)
* Bad cholesterol, low-density lipoproteins (LDL)
* Extremely bad cholesterol, very low-density lipoproteins (VLDL)
Cholesterol is measured differently in men and women, the same numbers will not apply to both males and females; regular check ups should be conducted in order to avoid emergency cases.
There are some cholesterol medicines that will help reduce its levels, such as: statins, bile acid resins, nicotinic acid, and fibrates. Most cholesterol medicine is released only with prescription; however, there are some that can be brought over the counter. This practice is not advised without the full knowledge of your cholesterol level and how it functions in your body.
There are also some other ways to combat high levels of cholesterol or to just maintain the right level for you. These practices include maintaining the right diet and adding certain types of ingredients, such as garlic, to your daily meals. A dietitian or your doctor would be the best person to approach for a detailed report on what is most suitable for you.
Fat is usually stored in fat cells which are referred to as adipocytes burning fat. These are regenerated by a process known as adipogeneseis. Studies have shown that the consumption of green tea inhibits this process and considering the adipocytes die over a certain period of time, their reduction means the body can no longer be able to store the fat and this helps in reducing weight. Green tea is also known to regulate the digestive system. This is due to the fact that it contains antioxidants which help the body digest food faster. This makes one feel full faster thus reducing the amount of food they take or the chances of overeating. This goes a long way into helping in the reduction of body fat and subsequently body weight. Another good quality of green tea that makes it effective in the burning of fat is the fact that it inhibits the process of lipid absorption.
Foods High in Cholesterol
* Eggs mostly the egg yolk so, if you want to have an omelet but without the cholesterol, you can always opt for an all egg white omelet
* Shell fish
Although all the above products have high cholesterol, consuming them moderately and keeping a regular check on your cholesterol level by taking the right cholesterol medicine for you should not stop you from enjoying them.
Cholesterol medicine is not always administered to bring down levels, but also to maintain it. Irrelevant of your age, speak to your doctor to find out everything about your cholesterol and what cholesterol medicine is right for you before it gets out of hand.
Health is something that can easily be endangered when we fail to pay attention to even the small details take care of it while you have it in good shape. Take time to understand the main functions of your body and what you can do or not do in your day-to-day routine in order to maintain in good healthy shape.