How cholesterol diet works and adopt to regulate it ?

Written by: Dr. Alberto García Valdés
Edited by: Top Doctors®


¿Why do not all cholesterol is“bad” ?


The cholesterol is a lipid or fat that is found in body tissues and blood plasma of vertebrates. It is essential for many functions in the human body; for example, is an essential component of cell membranes to regulate the transit of substances that cross the body cells.

Therefore, cholesterol is the precursor of steroid hormones as testosterone, estrogen or progesterone, cortisol and aldosterone, among other. Part of lipoproteins and bile acids.

The cholesterol called“good” are those high density lipoprotein (HDL ) that transport cholesterol from tissues to the liver and removed from the arteries, facilitating their elimination. They are small and dense and is suitable to your level in the blood is high.


¿That cholesterol is harmful



Cholesterol“bad” is one that is carried in the blood bound to low density lipoprotein (LDL ). Cells capture with its receptors and cholesterol they need inside is released, but when they can not grasp or eliminate excess levels increase, which favors, among other things, the appearance of vascular disorders.


¿What diet do to regulate cholesterol



These are foods that are known to up total cholesterol and also LDL or“bad”

- Cheese ( with over 25-30 % fat), cream, custard, cream and ice cream

- Sausages and guts

- Fritos wrapped

- Industrial Confectionery

- Butter and margarine

- Bacon and bacon

- Alcoholic Drinks

- Batter

They are, therefore, undesirable foods healthy diets, but this varies with the individual, you should always seek the most appropriate body weight.

Instead, there are other foods that raise the HDL cholesterol or“good”, such as:

- Vegetables, fruits and vegetables

- Black and Blue Fish

- Olive oil or sunflower oil

- Corn - raw Nuts (walnuts, hazelnuts, almonds, peanuts )

- Grains

- Eggs (2 or 3 per week )

- Water and juices without sugar

As forms of preparation, it is advisable to cooked dishes h, grilled, roasted in its juice, or plain foil.


Cholesterol and Exercise


Good health is linked to the practice of physical activity appropriate to each person. These actions not only greatly improve the altered cholesterol levels, but they get remarkable circulatory, respiratory, metabolic, muscle improvement, decrease stress and improve hormonal balance, among other beneficial aspects.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. Alberto García Valdés
Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

The prestigious Dr. García Valdés is the Head of Endocrinology and Nutrition Hospital San Francisco de Asis. Doctorate "Cum Laude" from the Complutense University of Madrid, has more than two decades of experience. During his professional career he has served as Head of Service at the Central Hospital of the Defense as well as at the Central Hospital of the Air, among others.

The doctor is also dedicated to teaching, teaching at the Universidad Complutense and at the CEU San Pablo University. Finally, also note that he is the author of several books in his specialty and collaborator in different medical journals.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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