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To distinguish good and bad cholesterol

Book Summary   by:educaweb     Original Author: Aude Maréchaud
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Todistinguish good and bad cholesterol AudeMaréchaudOne knowswith certainty today that the increase in the cholesterol level in blood is oneof the factors of cardiovascular risks of diseases just like hypertension, thetobacco and sedentariness. If one is concerned with bad cholesterol, oneforgets.HDL-cholesterol,LDL-cholesterol behind these cruel names hide essential elements at ourorganization.Cholesterolis a grease brought for a third by the food and to two thirds manufactured bythe liver. When the rates are normal, cholesterol ensures the protection of ourarteries in their giving flexibility and force. Attention.there areonly one cholesterol but two systems of transport of cholesterol in blood! TheHDL (High Density Lipoproteins), known under the name of "goodcholesterol", recover cholesterol in excess and bring back it to the liverwhere it is transformed before being eliminated. The LDL (Low Density Lipoproteins),transport the cholesterol of the liver towards all the cells. When thisbeautiful machine is put out of order, LDL-cholesterols accumulate and cancontribute to the formation of the plates which little by little stop thearteriesIt isnecessary to know that the higher the blood HDL-cholesterol rate is, the morethe risk of athérosclérose is weak; a contrario the risk of athérosclérose isall the more strong as LDL-cholesterol is high.5ways of increasing its good cholesterol :1. If it is essential to decrease badcholesterol, it is too often forgotten that it is also important to increasegood cholesterol. 1. Monitor your balance! The superfluous kilos support thecholesterol excess. To lose weight is thus not a simple coquettery but a trueobjective health2. Makesport! The practice of a physical activity makes it possible to decrease badcholesterol and especially to increase good cholesterol.
To go, run, swim...with you to choose the activity which is appropriate to you, on the conditionpractising it of regularly at least 30 to 45 minutes per day.3. Stopsmoking! If this measurement is an essential gesture to prevent cardiovascularproblems, it should be known that the nicotinism reduces the rate of goodcholesterol4. Learnhow to choose your fat content for a good balance between vegetable fats andanimal! The consumption of certain vegetable oils makes it possible to increasegood cholesterol. In kitchen prefer the olive oil, the soya oil or the oil ofcorn germ. In same time, decrease your contributions in saturated fatty acidsand consume in priority of the unsaturated mono fatty acids. That will enableyou cause a drop in bad cholesterol in the event of excess. Profit to adoptcertain products, in particular with the ray cheese, who bring all the pleasureto you while contributing to limit the cholesterol excess.5. Consume alcohol with moderation. Studies seem toprove that a moderate alcohol consumption makes it possible to make climb"good" cholesterol. Attention nevertheless not to exceed two glassesper day for the men and only one for the women. Do not forget that the wine,the beer and all other alcohols are very heating and that an excessiveconsumption can quickly become extremely harmful
Published: October 27, 2006   
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