Six Common Causes of High Cholesterol
Most people actually are the reason they have high cholesterol. Our lifestyle choices influence the amount of the “bad” or LDL cholesterol in our bodies. Our bodies already naturally produce the required levels of LDL cholesterol.
Unfortunately, we further contribute to its production, which results in us having more “bad” cholesterol than we need. Some of the more common causes that can increase LDL cholesterol include:
- Not managing cholesterol levels by taking natural supplements. You can reduce “bad” cholesterol levels by taking the right daily supplements.
- Smoking or using tobacco products. Tobacco lowers the “good” or HDL cholesterol, allowing an increase in LDL cholesterol.
- Consuming unhealthy foods full of saturated “bad” fats. Saturated fats can be found in meats, dairy products, oils, butter, potato chips, cookies, and a variety of snack foods. Always read product labels to find healthier food options.
- Lack of regular exercise or physical activity. Exercise and being active help reduce “bad” cholesterol.
- Being overweight and having excess “belly fat.” Fat stored in the belly region causes a reduction in “good” cholesterol and increases triglycerides and LDL cholesterol.
- Your age, family history, and gender. Your family history, age, and gender can affect cholesterol levels. For instance, if high cholesterol runs in your family, then there is a good chance you will also have it unless you take steps to better manage your overall health.
For further information about how you can manage and control cholesterol naturally by taking daily supplements, please feel free to contact Forrest Health at 408-354-4262 today!