HDL Cholesterol- The Good Guy
Cholesterol is an essential fat that we need, so forget what you heard, not all cholesterol is bad. It provides stability for every cell in your body. Cholesterol is made up of high-density lipoproteins (HDL) and low-density lipoproteins (LDL) that are affected by diet, exercise, and genetics. HDL is what you want to raise to help combat high LDL. HDL will reduce, reuse, and recycle the LDL by transporting it to the liver where it can be reprocessed. Also, HDL cholesterol acts as a maintenance crew for the inner walls (endothelium) of blood vessels. Damage to the inner walls is the first step in the process of atherosclerosis, which causes heart attacks and strokes. HDL scrubs the wall clean and keeps it healthy. Experts say that by increasing your HDL it will drastically decrease your chance for heart disease.
So how do I increase my HDL?
There are several steps you can take to help increase HDL while bringing down your LDL. As always, diet and exercise are very key. Aerobic exercise totaling for 45-60 minutes a day. Any type of tobacco use should be stopped because it brings down HDL. On top of that, keeping a healthy weight is key. Another step to take to help with increase HDL is through breakthrough research on a fruit called bergamot citrus. Research on a patented extract put into capsule for daily supplement called Bergamonte. Research has shown on a 6 month study that with diet and exercise, Bergamonte will lower your total cholesterol a staggering 26%. The most mind boggling part is that Bergamonte showed a 40% increase in HDL and drop of 36% in LDL. Unheard of in any product out in the market. By staying active and taking the correct precautions paired with a breakthrough product like Bergamonte, one can help extend and preserve their quality of life.
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