Is there fats in your blood ?

Is there fats in your blood ?
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Blood contains: cholesterol and triglycerides , for making hormones the Cholesterol is needed, also vitamin D synthesis to help food digesting.According to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute found Cholesterol  in some foods that is also is made in the liver . It is made up of high-density lipoproteins and low-density lipoproteins. Triglycerides are also made by the body and are found in some foods such as meat and oil.

Good Cholesterol

to be good cholesterol. should be High-density lipoproteins ,HDLs take extra cholesterol from the arteries to the liver where they are taken out of the body, The National Cholesterol Education Program reports that a low HDL level is 40 milligrams per deciliter and needs to be at least 60 milligrams per deciliter. An increased HDL level may decrease your risk for heart disease, published in 2005 in reports say The Good Cholesterol Study HDL can be increased with weight loss, exercise and quitting smoking will raise HDL levels, eating food that Increasing whole grains such as  fruits, vegetables and small amounts of wine is also linked to higher HDL levels.

Bad Cholesterol

Low-density lipoproteins are the bad cholesterol,found in the walls of the arteries LDLs ,that decreases blood flow and which is called plaque. because of limited blood flow You will be at a higher risk for heart attacks and strokes . An optimal LDL level is less than 100 milligrams per deciliter and near or above optimal is 100 to 129 milligrams per deciliter, Most important reasons which affect negatively on your LDL are somking, obesity, high blood and pressure, low HDL and family history of heart disease. to become physically active will improve your LDL levels should Eating a healthier diet by adding foods and that are good for HDL .


there is another type of fat found in your blood are Triglycerides , Most of the fats in your body are triglycerides, and they also help make up cholesterol, with HDLs and LDLs. the American Heart Association reports that The triglycerides in your blood should not exceed 150 milligrams per deciliter, If your triglycerides are too high, it can put you at risk for coronary artery disease. Triglycerides decreasing your saturated fat intake, increasing your unsaturated fat intake, If you have high triglycerides , in this case you can decrease them by losing weight so you should be physically active and eating a healthier diet to include fruits and vegeta.

Eating Fats for Health

Fat is essential for your health, but not all types of fat are bad. Saturated fats and trans fats are considered to be the bad fats because: they can raise your cholesterol levels. butter, lard, whole fat milk and ice cream consider from Saturated fats. pastries, packaged foods, shortening, fried foods and candy bars considered from Trans fats. Monounsaturated and Polyunsaturated from Unsaturated fats considered as a good fats and are good for your cholesterol and heart. examples of monounsaturated fats are Avocados, olive oil, canola oil, peanuts, almonds and peanut butter, walnuts, salmon, flaxseeds, tuna and soybean oil are Examples of polyunsaturated fats.

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