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What is
cholesterol?

We’re here to
help you understand

Cholesterol
is an important
building block for
cells in the body

Healthy heart maintenance means thinking about your cholesterol If you care about heart health, good cholesterol levels are important
HDL-cholesterol is often considered to be the good cholesterol
LDL-cholesterol is often called bad cholesterol
There are two types
of cholesterol
Too much LDL-cholesterol can cause a build-up of fatty acids on the artery walls LDL-cholesterol is cholesterol carried by low-density lipoproteins LDL-cholesterol and HDL-cholesterol are often thought of as bad and good cholesterol respectively
Find answers to your questions of good and bad cholesterol here Find out what bad cholesterol means here
Bad
LDL-cholesterol in the arteries

Also known as low density lipoprotein

LDL- cholesterol delivers cholesterol to the cells. Too much can

cause a build-up of fatty acids on the artery walls

HDL-cholesterol is cholesterol carried by high-density lipoproteins
Good cholesterol deserves a tick
Also known as high density lipoprotein
HDL is good because it returns cholesterol to the liver where it is eliminated
Good

Elevated cholesterol can be caused by things out of your control

Your normal cholesterol levels are likely to change as you get older Your normal cholesterol levels are likely to change with age Whether you are born male or female can affect your cholesterol levels Your gender at birth can have an impact on your normal cholesterol levels Family history is considered one of the causes of high cholesterol levels Family history can affect your normal cholesterol levels
Such as age
Gender
Or family history

But it can also be caused by things you can control

Cupcakes are often considered to be one of the foods high in saturated fat Saturated fat foods to replace include baked desserts like cupcakes Cheese and other full fat dairy products are likely to be high saturated fat foods Full fat cheese is often high in saturated fat Saturated fat foods include hotdogs, and other meat products Foods high in saturated fat include hotdogs A balanced diet and healthy lifestyle can help towards a healthy weight on those scales A healthy weight an help maintain healthy cholesterol levels Cholesterol lowering tips are right at hand
Such as food
Especially if it is high in saturated fat
And your weight
What
can be
done?
You could start running to have a healthier lifestyle Start running as part of your journey towards a healthy lifestyle Salmon can be a good source of unsaturated fat Salmon and other oily fish are a good choice if you would like to eat more unsaturated fat foods Carrots and other fruit and vegetables are important for a balanced diet Vegetables like carrots are great additions to a healthy and balanced diet Oats and other grains are good sources of fibre Oats and other kinds of fibre are important for a healthy and balanced diet
Adopt a healthy lifestyle
Eat a healthy diet
And your weight
Plant sterols are helpful substances added to Flora ProActiv foods The plant sterols added to Flora ProActiv products can help lower cholesterol
And eat plant sterols every day
You can get the recommended amount of plant sterols a day from Flora ProActiv products
Plant sterols are proven to reduce cholesterol* in the body
You can get the recommended amount from our Flora ProActiv products.*
Plant sterols are added to Flora ProActiv products to help you lower cholesterol
Flora ProActiv products can provide the recommended amount of plant sterols to lower cholesterol Try the Flora ProActiv range of cholesterol-lowering foods and drinks Find out how to lower cholesterol levels with Flora ProActiv

*Flora ProActiv contains plant sterols. A daily intake of 1.5-2.4g plant sterols can lower cholesterol by 7-10% in 2-3 weeks as part of a healthy diet and lifestyle including plenty of fruit and vegetables. High cholesterol is a risk factor in the development of coronary heart disease. As coronary heart disease has multiple risk factors, more than one may need to be improved to reduce overall risk.

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