Friday, February 18, 2011

Good Cholesterol and Bad Cholesterol

Cholesterol comes from animal sources (beef, lamb, pork, egg yolk, seafoods and so on). We can categorize Cholesterol into good cholesterol (HDL) and bad cholesterol (LDL). So good cholesterol is responsible to transport our extra cholesterol out of our body through liver, while bad cholesterol transport cholesterol through blood vessels and deposit among blood vessels or organs. Hard to understand? Just remember we do need cholesterol to build hormone, cell membrane and synthesis bile. Amount of cholesterol needed per day is around 300 mg. If we exceed the amount, the extra cholesterol will deposit in our body and therefore as all know, may increase the risk of heart disease


Hope the people who read this article read more about the cholesterol contain of each food and plan your menu well. You can email me directly if you need any calculation. Have a nice weekend.