For a healthy heart your cholesterol has to be under control

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According to the statistics of the Department of Health of Puerto Rico every year more men die of cardiovascular diseases than women. In 2012, they reported that in 100,000 men, 155 died from this diseae and in 100,000 women 124 died from this disease. High cholesterol levels affect our heart.

What is cholesterol?

Cholesterol is a natural fat substance present in all cells, necessary for the normal functioning of the body. Most of the cholesterol is produced in the liver but is also obtained through some foods. Puerto Rican food is commonly based on processed carbohydrates and fried foods or a high saturated animal fat content thus contributing to the high levels of cholesterol in our society.

Why is high cholesterol such a high risk for our heart?

High levels or excess of cholesterol in the blood is deposited in the arterial walls contributing to the atherosclerosis (progressive narrowing of the artery) obstructing the healthy circulation of the blood and in turn increasing the probability of having a heart attack. This blood blockage also could cause less blood to reach the brain which could cause apoplexy or stroke. High cholesterol gives no symptoms and causes no pain, the only way to know that it is elevated is with a blood test.

How to lower your cholesterol to protect your heart?

Maintain a healthy diet without saturated fats based on fish, olive oils, coconut and seeds. Consume vegetables, legumes, grains and fruits. Exercise at least 3-5 times a week. Reduces or avoids red meats, pastas, cheeses, desserts, sausages, sodas and commercial juices.

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7 thoughts on “For a healthy heart your cholesterol has to be under control

  1. OHLTeam says:

    Having a family history of high cholesterol, when my levels (good/bad) became abnormal, I went on Lipitor. That was 10 years ago and all levels have been very good ever since. I also exercise and semi watch my diet and have had no adverse side effects from the drug. Given that my father died at 57 and I am now 67 and going strong I am all for supplementing my cholesterol control with drugs.

  2. OHLTeam says:

    When you have high cholesterol level, it can help to change your diet and lifestyle to reduce your cholesterol range. Lowering cholesterol has been shown to decrease the risk of heart disease. Even if you are taking a medication to lower your cholesterol levels, diet and exercise in addition can lead to optimal heart and blood vessel health. The following tips include simple ways to be healthy.

  3. OHLTeam says:

    Some cholesterol is necessary for proper body function. But dietary saturated fat and cholesterol both raise levels of LDL “bad” cholesterol. High levels of LDL cholesterol can cause plaque to build up in arteries, leading to heart disease and stroke. HDL is a “good” cholesterol in that it helps eliminate bad cholesterol from your blood. It is possible to lower LDL cholesterol and raise HDL cholesterol with your diet.

  4. OHLTeam says:

    Eating super-sized meals contributes to weight gain and high cholesterol. An easy way to practice portion control for a meal is to use your hand as a measuring instrument for portions. One handful is about the size of one portion of food.

  5. OHLTeam says:

    When it comes to fruits and vegetables, pick up the pace! Multiple servings throughout the day can help lower LDL “bad” cholesterol. Moreover, these foods have antioxidants that can be beneficial. Also, eating more vegetables and fruits often results in eating fewer high-fat foods. This can also lower your blood pressure and promote weight loss.

  6. OHLTeam says:

    Eating fish is especially heart healthy because many fish are high in healthy omega-3 fatty acids and low in saturated fat. It is the omega-3 fatty acids that help lower blood levels of triglycerides. Stick to fatty fish, which has more omega-3. Keep in mind that deep oil frying of any food diminishes its health benefits.

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