In recent years the conversation around cardiovascular health has virtually revolved around cholesterol. Many people have been led to believe that cholesterol clogs arteries, leads to heart disease and, should be avoided on a healthy diet. This is far from the whole truth, however. In reality our bodies actually need cholesterol for a number of vital biological processes.
But this doesn’t mean elevated cholesterol is a good thing! As with most things in health, the answer lies in finding a balance.
High cholesterol is not the cause of heart disease, it is a symptom of a more fundamental imbalance in the body.
To understand this further, let’s review the basic facts about cholesterol.