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Cholesterol and Cardiovascular Health

El colesterol y la salud cardiovascular

Cholesterol is a necessary substance for the proper functioning of the human body, but in excess it can negatively affect health. Elevated cholesterol levels can increase the risk of cardiovascular diseases such as arteriosclerosis and heart attack. Today we want to briefly explain how to combat cholesterol and what foods are the best for it.

  1. First of all, you should avoid foods high in saturated and trans fats, such as red meat, butter, whole milk, and baked goods, as these can increase LDL cholesterol levels (also known as "bad cholesterol"). ).

  2. It is highly recommended to consume foods rich in fiber: whole grains, fruits and vegetables. These are responsible for reducing blood cholesterol levels. Soluble fiber binds to cholesterol and expels it from the body.

  3. You should include healthy fats in the diet. These are the ones found in nuts, olive oil and fish. They can help reduce LDL cholesterol levels and it is best to consume at least two servings of fish a week.

  4. You can also incorporate plant sterols into your diet. Plant sterols are found in foods such as fortified margarine and fortified orange juice. These sterols lower the level of LDL cholesterol.

  5. Finally, regular physical activity is very important as well. Walking, running, cycling or swimming are all exercises that help a lot to keep fit and have better health.

Now that you know this, if one day you find your cholesterol levels a little higher than normal, we recommend that you try these tips to get them back to the right levels.

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