When was the last time you had your cholesterol checked?
What is your cholesterol number?
Do you know the difference between good and bad cholesterol?
It is estimated that 8% of Americans have no idea they have a cholesterol problem.
This puts them at high risk of a heart attack or stroke.
It serves as a protector for our body’s nerves and it plays a vital part in the
manufacture of vital hormones and vitamins that aid our bodies in digestion.
And all this time I just thought it was a number!
Our bodies produce about 75% of cholesterol, mostly in the liver.
The rest comes from food.
You have 2 types of cholesterol:
Low-density lipoprotein (LDL) A.K.A. Bad Cholesterol
LDL (Bad Cholesterol) Values
- Optimal – Less than 100 mg/dL
- Near optimal – 100–129 mg/dL
- Borderline high – 130–159 mg/dL
- Risky – 160 –189 mg/dL
- Very risky – 190 mg/dL and above
High-density lipoprotein (HDL) A.K.A. Good Cholesterol
HDL (Good Cholesterol) Values
- Optimal – 60 mg/dL and above
- Borderline – 40–59 mg/dL
- Risky – 40 mg/dL and below
Check out the video below for an awesome demonstration given by Dr. Oz on cholesterol.
After viewing the video you will definitely want to visit your doctor and get your levels checked!
If you have high cholesterol, Dr Oz recommends taking 1200 mg of Red Yeast Rice Supplements 2 times per day.
This stops the formation of cholesterol in the body and is an alternative to prescription therapy.
Also, since our bodies only make up about 75% of our cholesterol levels, we have to watch what we put into our mouths to make up the rest!
As a healthy alternative to cooking with butter, you could try cooking with coconut oil. Makes for a yummy stir-fry!
More Natural Cholesterol Lowering Supplements:
Taking 500 mg of Niacin 2 times per day can help to lower cholesterol.
The Dr. has also referred to the health supplement Psyllium as an aid to lower cholesterol.
Studies have shown that 3 grams of Glucomannan a day can lower cholesterol by 20%.
Taking Guggul on a daily basis can naturally lower cholesterol.
Remember we are not doctors & everyone is different.
Always check with your doctor before experimenting with a new health regiment.