How To Prevent Cholesterol?

How To Prevent Cholesterol?

Often people worry about increasing blood pressure or increasing sugar levels. It is also natural to worry because the effect of an imbalance of anything in the body is visible. Cholesterol is included in these.

Hardly anyone worries that much about increasing cholesterol. There are many risk factors such as lack of proper diet, and lack of physical activity, which can increase cholesterol. In such a situation, diet can play an important role in reducing cholesterol. 

According to the American Heart Association, Cholesterol is a waxy substance. It’s not inherently “bad.” Your body needs it to build cells and make vitamins and other hormones. But too much cholesterol can pose a problem.

How To Prevent Cholesterol? 
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High cholesterol occurs when there is too much of a fatty substance called cholesterol in your blood. It is mainly caused by eating fatty foods, not getting enough exercise, being overweight, smoking and drinking alcohol.

In many cases, it is also genetic. Too much cholesterol can cause blockages in your blood vessels. This increases your chances of getting heart-related disease or stroke. High cholesterol can prove to be fatal and there is also a risk of sudden death.

Health-tech firm, Healthians in a recent study found that six in 10 Indians have abnormal levels of bad cholesterol. To prevent high cholesterol levels, one should eat healthily, exercise daily, limit oily and fatty food, stay away from junk food, meditate and stress less.

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