Cholesterol is an amalgamation of the strerol group found in most Body tissues. A 'good type' of cholesterol is known as high-density lipoprotein (HDL) which moves away from the cells and back to the liver to be broken down, while too much 'bad' cholesterol (LDL) can build up around the artery walls and cause further health problems.
Many foods that are high in trans fats and saturated fats are often the cause of high cholesterol.
These include full fat dairy products, animal products, baked Cookies, microwavable popcorn and red meat - to name but a few.
You can improve your cholesterol by watching your weight, keeping fit and eating a healthy selection of foods. A high fibre diet can lower your overall levels of cholesterol and Garlic is thought to decrease blood levels connected to the overall total of cholesterol. Even antioxidant-rich, dark Chocolate helps to build HDL cholesterol levels, while Fenugreek, Yarrow and Artichoke leaf extract are just a few types of herbal alternatives that may help to lower cholesterol too!