TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – Bad cholesterol is an allusion of LDL cholesterol (Low Density Lipoprotein), call it “bad” because if the amount of this cholesterol experiences an abnormal amount, it can cause an unhealthy body reaction to the risk of other diseases.
Reasonable size cholesterol Normal LDL in the blood is less than 130 mg / dL, if someone is diabetic or atherosclerotic, the amount of LDL cholesterol should not be more than 100 mg / dL, or low 70mg / dL. The presence of LDL cholesterol in the body, especially human blood circulation plays an important role, in charge of transporting cholesterol from the liver to the cells that need it, when there is a large amount of LDL cholesterol, this cholesterol can stick to the artery walls.
Cholesterol that sticks to the walls of the arteries for a certain period of time forms plaque, the presence of this plaque is what causes a blockage of blood and oxygen circulation to the body’s organs. If one of the organs in the body lacks blood and oxygen supply, complications will occur and eventually trigger new diseases. Diseases triggered by bad cholesterol, such as heart attack, stroke, kidney disease and peripheral artery disease.
Symptoms that arise can be felt by the body when cholesterol levels are abnormal, such as producing a sore and heavy reaction in the neck bending. This is triggered because the blood flow near the neck muscles is disturbed as well as the automatic oxygen supply that is affected.
In addition, the most dominant body reaction is the heart palpitations, as a vital organ that pumps blood throughout the body, the heart’s working system changes its rhythm to an irregular rhythm because the circulatory walls are clogged with LDL cholesterol, this maximal blood pumping reaction is what makes the heart flutter.
Efforts to avoid the risk of LDL cholesterol or bad cholesterol in the body, it is recommended to limit the consumption of saturated fats, if this amount of fat is not controlled, the longer it will transform into bad cholesterol. This risk will be exacerbated if the individual restricts body movements such as minimal physical activity.
Please note that physical activity does not mean activities that must be done outside the home or must be in a gym, physical activity is all activities that can make the body move to make the body more fit. One example quoted from the website of the Indonesian Ministry of Health is spending 30 minutes walking, also 20 minutes cleaning the house and 10 minutes cycling.
Prevention of bad cholesterol through dietary control can be done by consuming nuts which has an impact on reducing LDL by about 5 percent with 2 ounces of nuts a day, the types of nuts in question are almonds, walnuts, peanuts, but one thing that is equally important is how the cooking process of these nuts, if they are cooked through a frying process with coconut oil, of course this makes the benefits of peanuts not optimal.
Furthermore, to prevent bad cholesterol according to the guidelines nutrition intake of 20-35 grams of fiber a day, or 5-10 grams of soluble fiber is currently recommended, can be obtained from oatmeal, or whole grain or whole wheat bread, Eggplant also contains high soluble fiber which is good that helps LDL cholesterol levels remain stable .