Cholesterol: Good or Bad?

Did you know? cholesterol

Your body makes over 3000 mg of cholesterol every day. That’s equivalent to eating:

1 pound of butter or 300 strips of bacon or 14 eggs each and every day!!!

If you make that much every day, why is it bad?

It isn’t.

You need cholesterol

Cholesterol is good for you and needed by nearly every cell in your body. Cholesterol is needed to create your hormones and helps your brain, nervous system and internal organs function.

If you have inflammation in your body your cholesterol levels will be high – and for a good reason. Cholesterol is an antioxidant and helps fight inflammation.

The myth about heart disease

Cholesterol does not cause heart disease – that’s a myth that has been discredited.

However, if there is high cholesterol it means there is something in you causing inflammation. The goal should be to address the cause of the inflammation rather than to fight the symptom (high cholesterol).

Ravnskov U. High cholesterol may protect against infections and atherosclerosis. Quarterly Journal of Medicine. 2003;96:927-934.

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