The Importance of Cholesterol & How to Control It

Cholesterol sounds taboo for some because it is thought as something abnormal. Nevertheless, it is something that keeps us alive and allows us to keep cell membranes in check through the transportation of molecules and by creating hormones which are important biological components that regulate our body’s needs. Cholesterol is a waxy substance found in our blood that binds to protein. The combination of proteins and cholesterol forms what we call “lipoproteins.”[1] The importance of cholesterol in our diets is essential, but what happens when there are high levels of it in the bloodstream? Two things can happen in the … Continue reading The Importance of Cholesterol & How to Control It