Can Runners Munch on Cholesterol-Packed Foods?

Cholesterol is  often attributed as the culprit of certain dangerous diseases like hypertension,  heart diseases, and obesity,  to name a few. The truth is  cholesterol can be also beneficial to the human body when consumed in moderation.  Well, how do I know if it’s good or bad….Go figure!

With that said, we also know that there are two kinds of cholesterol – LDL and HDL.

  • LDL: This is the “bad” cholesterol because it’s known to stick to blood vessel lining, which is linked to build up in your arteries which can then lead to heart disease.
  • HDL: This is considered the better of the two cholesterols because its function is to clear blood vessels of excess LDL. The cholesterol here is often on its way to your liver where it’s processed, used and reused.

September is National Cholesterol Education Month. Educate yourself. Read the full article at Will Run for Food. 

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