Cholesterol. Given the way it’s often talked about, you’d be forgiven for thinking it’s bad thing. But in fact it’s an essential substance that the human body couldn’t function without.

As with many things, it’s not the presence of this substance that is the problem. It’s only when there’s too much cholesterol that there can be a problem. To make matters even more complicated, ‘high cholesterol’ foods are less of a problem than foods high in saturated fats. This is because dietary cholesterol has much less effect on our cholesterol levels than blood cholesterol, which too much saturated fat intake has greater effect on.

For those who’ve been diagnosed with high levels of of bad (LDL) cholesterol, there are various ways of reducing it, and this video looks at one particular way.

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