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Food supplements for the treatment of colestrol in primary phases are not sharp, they are add-ons that puededn help you to improve these levels in a natural way in your day-to-day

The cholesterol is a fatty substance that is naturally present in all cells of the human body necessary for the normal functioning of the body. Most of the cholesterol is produced in the liver, although it is also obtained through certain foods.

  1. Involved in the formation of bile acids, which are vital for the digestion of fats.
  2. The sun's rays make it into vitamin D to protect the skin from chemical agents and avoid dehydration.
  3. From him are certain hormones, such as sex and the thyroid.

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If red meat, sausages, butter, pastries and industrial sauces are the star of your diet, it doesn't take much to take a blood test to check your cholesterol level. This diet rich in saturated and trans fats, so little balanced, not made to fatten up (the there with that sort), but contribute to increased cholesterol in the blood.

When it exceeds the amount necessary for our body, it is deposited in the walls of the arteries causing a progressive obstruction, which increases the risk of having a heart or a stroke. "High cholesterol, along with hypertension and smoking are the three main risk factors of cardiovascular disease," warns dr. Leandro Plaza, president of the Spanish Heart Foundation (FEC).

Cholesterol is a fat-like substance naturally necessary for the normal functioning of the body, but in his own right. What is popularly known as "bad" cholesterol (LDL), which is desposita in the wall of the arteries and form atherosclerotic plaques, should be below 100 mg/dl; and the "good" (HDL), which carries excess cholesterol back to the liver to be destroyed, above 35mg/dl in men and 40 mg/dl in women.

It is normal not to exceed 200 mg/dl of total cholesterol (the sum of the two types). Currently, one out of every two adults in Spain has over the total levels recommended. "The liver makes 80% of our cholesterol and 20% of what we ingest through food," explains the doctor Square. Therefore, the first intervention when we communicate that what we have above is a change in diet. "It gives a trial period of two or three months with a diet that is too strict, free of saturated fats. If, despite this, is still high, it is passed to the drugs," said the chairman of the FEC.

To control the bad cholesterol through diet "needs to be strengthened in the diet of fruit, vegetables, oily fish, legumes, lean meats, and nuts, especially tree nuts because of their high content in omega 3", lists Lina Robles, dietitian-nutritionist at the Hospital Sanitas La Zarzuela. With the objective of minimizing the intake of fats, the expert recommended that you opt for low-fat dairy foods or semidesnatados, use olive oil in the kitchen and drinking water, avoiding alcohol high alcohol and sugar-sweetened beverages.

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