Low Density Lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol is considered "bad" cholesterol. Elevated LDL cholesterol is associated with an increased risk of heart disease. LDL cholesterol often increases with a diet high in cholesterol and saturated fats. For many people, their LDL cholesterol is based on heredity. Lifestyle choices including diet and many medications are effective in lowering the LDL cholesterol level.
How to IMPROVE
Lean protein is great for maintaining a healthy LDL Cholesterol. Try grilling or cooking fish filets tonight.
Exercising with a friend, neighbor, or family member can boost your motivation, add accountability, and make it fun.
Read the ingredients list on baking mixes, crackers, and other snacks. Avoid those that contain hydrogenated or partially-hydrogenated oils.