Cholesterol is a waxy substance that is made by the body primarily by the liver; it is essential for the normal body functioning, to function your brain properly, necessary for certain hormones to be made moreover to digest food. Our body is designed to make the right amount of cholesterol and mostly when running in trouble when it comes to our diet, when we start adding more cholesterol in it, without eating a cholesterol-free diet our body will still work properly.
Levels of Cholesterol:
There are 4 major levels of cholesterols including Total, LDL, HDL, and Triglycerides cholesterols and the optimum level of cholesterol depends upon your risk for heart diseases.
1. Total Cholesterol Level:
Depending upon the level of HDL & LDL, lower than 200 is ideal for your health
2. LDL (Low-Density Lipoprotein) Cholesterol Level:
Depending upon the risk of heart diseases, lower than 130 is ideal for your health, it is also considered as “bad cholesterol”
3. HDL (High-Density Lipoprotein) Cholesterol Level:
It is considered as “good cholesterol” as it 60 or higher than 60 reduces the risk for heart diseases. It also prevents plaque buildup in arteries.
For an optimum level of health below than 150 mg per/deciliter is recommended.