The top 5 causes of high cholesterol that you can control
What are the top 5 causes of high cholesterol that you can totally take control of? How do they affect my lipid profile and overall health? What can I do to prevent further damages?
If you have come from the previous what-causes-high-cholesterol.com page, you may perfectly have created a general idea on any possible cause of high cholesterol.
In case you have come here through a search engine, understand that there are some causes that you may have a totally control on them.
Here I’m going to reveal you the top 5 causes of high cholesterol, that you can control.
The specific of them lays on how much do they affect your blood cholesterol (total and fractions). What is more they do not only affect your lipid profile, but also your overall health causing related diseases and conditions (such as diabetes, heart diseases, etc).
There is an old saying in my country: “Healthy mind comes to a healthy body”. Long time a go, people used to believe that if you are fat, you put health. This is not true.
Overweight comes along with lots of problems. The balance, with which your body is used to, is down. Too much weight helps increasing your LDL “bad” cholesterol and triglycerides.
What is more HDL has been shown to be low in overweight people. As you may probably see, if you start losing weight, your HDL levels will be increased and your LDL and triglycerides reduced. What are you waiting for?
Obesity means your body is accumulating too much fat. So, if you take too much calories, your body tends to store them as fats inside the cells. This brings to diabetes and hypertension (high blood pressure). Altogether, they may precipitate a heart stroke or any other heart events.
Here we are. Evolution has come with lots of luxuries. Also, it has brought along a general well-being. Instead of running after a chicken to roast it, we pick it up in a market and then cook it.
Or, we do not to make our homes smelly; we just reserve a table at a restaurant, go by car and have the meal.
Technology and evolution has created us the commodity to stay at home and work seating in front a computer.
All the above is nothing bad. But the bad is caused to your body. Actually, having a sedentary life, most probably will bring to several body problems. The most serious of them is “death”.
I’m not telling to start running after a hen to cook it. No. If you are among all this “well-being”, try to pay more attention to your body. Try to make take the stairs instead of elevator or escalator. Try to walk to work, rather than bringing the car with you (if your work-place is not too far). Try to dedicate only 15 minutes to some “moving-and-shaking” exercises to your body.
You will not only enjoy them and feel more relieved, but also your LDL “bad” cholesterol will be reduced and HDL “good” one will be increased. What do you think now?
Wrong eating habits and strategies among top 5 causes of high cholesterol
Now, when talking about wrong eating habits, that means the “wrong-foods”. Processed foods, those high in unsaturated fats and trans-fats, all these tend to break the cholesterol balance in your body and increase the risk for any heart event.
What is more, if you skip your meals and try to compensate with the other, which will break your cholesterol balance also. I remember my grandma eating every meal and advising us to have them all, especially breakfast.
Breakfast will give you the energy for the entire day. Thus, you will work or study in a clearer way. It is good to have a light dinner, and at least 4 hours before going to bed. Also do not skip your lunch. If you need extra snack you may have between meals. But do not skip any meal.
Everybody has its own way of living with some lifestyle habits he is used to. If someone starts to give light to his/her first cigarette, it is at first for fun, without realizing that he has said “yes” to one of the top 5 causes of high cholesterol.
The same happens with an “alcoholic drink”. At the beginning you will not realize the imbalance you are causing to your body, especially to your liver. So, your liver will put more effort to cleanse your bloodstream from alcohol, and get it out of your body.
With the passing of time, every organ and system of your body begins to fall down. In your case, they will “drop” immediately, because of too much “work” done during the years.
At the end, I want you to reflect in what you are doing and living. It’s for your own good. The above top 5 causes of high cholesterol may seem like a ringing bell for the next heart event or any other body problems due to high cholesterol .
Your life is worthy. Don’t throw it away.
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