Cholesterol is a fat-like substance that is produced and stored in the liver. Fried foods are high in fat and a diet high in fats will raise your cholesterol levels. Cholesterol plays several beneficial roles in the body, but too much can be harmful. When it travels through the bloodstream, cholesterol is wrapped in protein and fat cells that will clog the arteries and block blood flow.
“Bad Cholesterol” -LDL- easily sticks to the walls of the arteries to form blockages or plaque. “Good Cholesterol” -HDL- helps remove excess cholesterol from the bloodstream by taking it back to the liver for processing or removal from the body. KNOW YOUR NUMBERS!