Is Cholesterol Bad?
Despite all the bad press cholesterol is a necessity for many forms of life including us. The definition goes as follows; a sterol, that occurs in all animal tissues, especially in the brain, spinal cord, and adipose tissue, functioning chiefly as a protective agent in the skin and myelin sheaths of nerve cells, a detoxifier in the bloodstream, and as a precursor of many steroids: deposits of cholesterol form in certain pathological condition like atherosclerotic plaques. Don’t run out and grab a bag of doughnuts just yet too much of a good thing has been linked to problems. The research is clear that you need cholesterol in your system, but it is also shown to be involved (not necessarily responsible for) with poor heart health.
What is a Healthy Heart?
Before we talk about some different ways to increase heart health we should take a second to gauge what is healthy. We will define a healthy heart as one that can keep blood pumping throughout your body without problems, and that can also respond to increased demand without complications. Today we will focus on blood pressure and medications.
Fish Oil for Heart Health
When looking for reasons to start taking fish oil it is easy to see the compelling evidence that it helps people with heart issues. There are numerous studies pointing to the beneficial effects of fish oil on some of the key indicators for overall heart health; such as HDL: LDL ratios, cholesterol in general, blood pressure, etc… Given the amount of information and the overall concern that alot of heart troubles are directly related to lifestyle issues we here at Fishoilguru would like to spent the month of August addressing the problems leading to Heart disease and how Omega 3 fatty acids can help.