Benefits of High HDL Cholesterol Levels
In the human body HDL cholesterol or good cholesterol is very important. It required to scrub the walls of blood vessels; it cleanses out the excess cholesterol. The excess cholesterol might have been used to make the plaque that causes coronary artery disease. HDL cholesterol carries that useless cholesterol back to the liver for processing. Whenever physician measure a person’s HDL cholesterol level, through this they examine how vigorously blood vessels are being ‘scrubbed’ free of cholesterol. The pattern of measurement is like if HDL cholesterol level is below 40mg/dl result in an increased risk of coronary artery disease, also in people whose total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol levels are normal. People who are HDL level between 40 and 60 mg/dl are considered ‘normal’. More the 60mg/dl may actually protect people from heart disease. High HDL level is always better for body.
There are some factors which caused people to have lower HDL cholesterol levels which include cigarettes smoking; oily food such as snacks, chips, and processed meats, deep fried foods etc. food which made in cheap oil such as palm oil, coconut oil and result of this entire thing is being overweight and inactive. Even if two factors of below list are there their in your day to day life then they are high chances of heart disease.
Age over 45 for men and 55 for women:
Smoking of cigarettes
Low HDL cholesterol
Because of HDL cholesterol there is lower risk of heart disease. People who do exercise regularly, there HDL level is always keeps higher. Usually women have higher HDL level than men because of estrogen their HDL level increases.
To increase HDL cholesterol level following things are important:
Maintenance of healthy body
There is a recommendation of the National Heart Foundation that above 45 years adults should do regular blood cholesterol check up every 2 years. After 12 hours fast the cholesterol check up is taken place. This check up shows the total level of cholesterol also HDL and LDL cholesterol and other fats. How you can increase your HDL levels? Following functions helps you to increase your cholesterol.
Regular aerobic exercises such as jogging, walking or bike riding are the most effective ways of increase in HDL levels. In exercise more than duration the intensity is more important.
Plumpness is not only increasing your LDL cholesterol but it also decreases your HDL. If you decrease your overweight, it definitely exceeds your HDL level.
Stop the smoking habit, it really gives a bad affect on cholesterol.
The American heart association suggested that one or two drinks can significantly increase HDL levels.