All About Cholesterol: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

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We often hear people saying “Don’t take too much cholesterol!” or “I need to control my cholesterol” or “Ah there’s too much cholesterol in this food, this is bad!”, but what actually is cholesterol? And is it really all bad? Is there such a thing as good cholesterol?

Let us start with the basics. Cholesterol is a waxy substance made naturally by your liver that is used by your body to build cells. There is also dietary cholesterol– which is present in the food and drinks you consume. So cholesterol itself is not really a bad thing because it is important for your body to function normally, but you don’t want too much of it in your bloodstream. Consuming food with high cholesterol may cause your liver to send excess cholesterol into your bloodstream that it doesn’t need! Even The Muslim Apologist controls his cholesterol intake as it is important for good health and quality living.

So, yes, controlling your cholesterol intake is important and it starts with consuming the right cholesterol for you.