5 Foods to Avoid That Raise Your Cholesterol
Are you worried about high cholesterol? Are you eating a heart healthy diet?
Cholesterol has many biological functions: it metabolizes and aids in the absorption of fat and fat-soluble vitamins (A, D, E, and K), is a precursor for several hormones, and is a major component of the cell membrane.
Cholesterol is transported to your cells through the bloodstream. If too much low-density lipoprotein (LDL, or “bad cholesterol”) is produced, it can build up on your artery walls. This narrows the passage of blood flow, putting you at higher risk of a heart attack or stroke.