Cholesterol: Essential For Good Health
Practically everyone knows that cholesterol can be responsible for arteriosclerosis , heart attacks, and a variety of illnesses. There is also a good side to cholesterol and that it is essential for maintaining a healthy body. The liver produces about two thirds of your body cholesterol. It is found in
the brain, the adrenals, and nerve fiber sheaths. Cholesterol in the skin is converted to essential vitamin D when touched by the sun's ultraviolet rays. Cholesterol aids in the metabolism of carbohydrates. The more carbs ingested, the more cholesterol produced. Excessive consumption of carbohydrates, especially refined and processed, can lead to higher cholesterol levels which are dangerous. Cholesterol is a component of every membrane and necessary for the production of male and female sex hormones. Keep your daily fat intake to no more than 30 percent of your total daily calorie intake. Now you have cholesterol working for you.