Cholesterol can be good or bad. Different foods contain good or bad cholesterol: fish and fruit are healthy, fatty foods hold some hidden dangers.
- The heart needs a constant flow of blood in order to deliver oxygen around the body.
- Foods high in fat contain "bad" cholesterol, or LDL, which is carried by the blood and sticks to the walls of arteries, restricting blood flow.
- Blocking the flow of blood to the heart will eventually result in a heart attack.
- To prevent the effects of LDL, eating a diet rich in "good" cholesterol, or HDL, is recommended - HDL can be found in fruit, vegetables, nuts and oily fish.
Healthy hearts rely on healthy diets.
Foods high in fat… cheese, takeout, red meat
These foods increase ‘bad’ cholesterol.
‘Bad’ cholesterol is called LDL and is carried in the blood.
‘Bad’ cholesterol sticks to artery walls
LDL = BAD restricting blood flow.
The heart needs a constant flow of blood.
It gives us the oxygen we need.
A high cholesterol diet over ...
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