Cholesterol

Q: What is the good and the bad cholesterol in the body?

A: The body transports fat in the body through protein compounds. These are high density lipoproteins and low density lipoproteins. The body itself produces cholesterol naturally in the liver and then there is the consumed fat that is stored in the body as cholesterol. HDL transports the good cholesterol from mono and poly unsaturated fats while LDL transports saturated and Trans fats in the body.

Q: Which are the fats I should avoid?

A: Avoid taking in too much saturated and Trans fats from red meat, processed foods, refined foods, offal-liver and intestine meats.

Written by Nduta Wambura

Nduta Wambura is a certified Clinical Nutritionist and Public Health advocate

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