Do you know the difference between cholesterol LDL and HDL? Most people don’t. LDL is what is known as the “bad cholesterol.” HDL is known as the “good cholesterol.” There needs to be a perfect balance between the two in order for the bodily processes, like the development of hormones. The body naturally produces HDL which helps transport the LDL to the liver. Too much LDL in the blood stream and too little HDL can lead to heart disease. There just isn’t enough HDL to move all the LDL.
Our body produces HDL naturally and we are governed by our DNA on how much we produce. So, how can YOU produce optimum levels of HDL?
- Eat fatty fish
- Consume proper fats. (aka don’t under eat your fats. Choose good fats!)
- Lose weight (not muscle, lose fat!)
- Eat or supplement with omega-3 fatty acids.
- Stop over consumption of alcohol
- Avoid products that show an increase in bodily estrogen levels (plastics, oils, estrogen replacement therapies)
- Stop breathing in combustible materials (cigarettes, cigars, pipes, marijuana joints, blunts etc.). Anything that burns that you breath in… don’t do it.
Now you know!
If you want to get your HDL/LDL levels checked then contact Critical Mass Training Systems for a FREE assessment on Saturday February 3rd or Saturday February 10th
Other things that our Wellness Professionals will be assessing:
- Family History
- Blood Pressure
- Body Mass Index
- Body Fat %
- Waist-to-hip ratio
- Fasting Blood Sugar
- Hemoglobin A1C (3-month average blood sugar concentration)
- Movement Dysfunction
- Disease Risk