What Is The Difference Between Triglycerides and Cholesterol? Triglycerides are the most common type of fat in our body which is found in our blood. The liver produced triglycerides as well as from the foods we eat. Most of the time we consume more calories than our body needs. The calories needed by our body are burnt as energy. When the calories input is higher than the output, the body converts these extra calories into triglycerides and stores them in fat cells. Cholesterol is used to build cells and hormones. Triglycerides level in our blood is always increase after meal and takes a few hoursRead More →

Fat and Cholesterol We all know that fat is bad, but we’re not going to discuss about body fat as in overweight. Fat in our body is important as the source of energy to protect organs, produce hormones, support cell growth and absorbing vitamins. It’s a combination of different kind of fatty acids. There are fats produce by foods we eat which are also consider as “good” fat and “bad” fat which may affect the “good” HDL (High Density Lipoproteins) cholesterol and the “bad” LDL (Low Density Lipoproteins) cholesterol levels. The “good” unsaturated fat raises the “good” HDL cholesterol level and lowering the “bad” LDLRead More →

A hectic modern lifestyle gives many downside to our life, including to our health. Nobody makes their own bread and pasta or even just the tomato sauce is easier to grab from the shelves, they last longer too. Even small kids know that fruits and vegetables are good for our health. What they don’t know is because the naturally cholesterol free and low fat foods are the best source which we can find in fruits and vegetables. Recent studies revealed good news for us. We don’t have to strict our diets on fruits and vegetables only to be healthy. We can eat mostly everything, justRead More →

The Silent Killer Cholesterol considered as a silent killer because it shows no obvious symptoms nor pain. Some may experience a stiff shoulders when the cholesterol levels increase, some feels sick and actually vomiting, but not everyone with cholesterol problem feels anything. Cholesterol is a vital element for maintaining good health and only becomes a problem when the level in our blood is too high. Controlled by the liver, it produces and dispose cholesterol through our blood. In fact 80% of cholesterol is produced by our liver and the 20% comes from our diet. Genetics also play an important role for our cholesterol level. WeRead More →

Ah…….. cholesterol…….. we hear this C word all the time, which has been frightening us for nearly 50 years. The second scariest word after Cancer, Cholesterol as a matter of fact is a silent killer, so they say. What is Cholesterol? When we say “Cholesterol” actually we aren’t talking about the cholesterol itself. It’s about “Lipoprotein”, a water soluble particle in our blood which carries fats (lipo = fat), proteins and cholesterol (lipids). Lipoprotein is responsible for transporting cholesterol through our blood stream. The LDL, Low-Density Lipoproteins or “The Bad Cholesterol” contains a lower percentage of protein compared to a higher level of cholesterol. ViceRead More →