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Cholesterol Awareness Campaign

Which one would you rather have? A cholesterol test or a date for your heart surgery?

Cholesterol: what is it?

Cholesterol is a type of fat found in the blood. Our body produces cholesterol from the liver, but cholesterol also gets produced from the food we eat. Some foods that produce cholesterol are meat, fish, eggs, butter, cheese and milk etc.

There are 2 types of cholesterol, LDL and HDL.

LDL = Low density lipoprotein (Bad cholesterol) HDL = High density lipoprotein (Good cholesterol)

LDL cholesterol carries the cholesterol from the liver to the bloodstream where is can stick to the vessels. HDL cholesterol is carried back to the liver where it is then broken down.

We need a little…….Not a lot

We need enough cholesterol to help our organs grow but not too much that it will stick on our vessels and cause cardiovascular disease. Some people produce too much cholesterol on their own, so eating right is even more important to ensure the cholesterol does not build up in their bloodstream and cause health problems.

Food we eat can help our good and bad cholesterol stay on track. Here are a few examples of foods that lower the cholesterol:

Oatmeal, oat bran and high fiber foods
Fish and omega-3 fatty acids
Walnuts, almonds and other nuts
Olive oil
Foods with added plant sterols or stanols (substance found in plants that help block the absorption of cholesterol without affecting the “good cholestero

It’s important to check your cholesterol levels, to ensure your body is able to functioning properly. Eating properly, quitting smoking and good a physical exercise can help keep your body healthy. We only have 1 body to live with, let’s treat it right!!

Contact Clinique Mediplex for more information related to your cholesterol and healthy lifestyle.

Drop by to have your cholesterol level checked with one of our specialist!

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