High cholesterol is a heart disease risk factor that can lurk silently, as it won’t show symptoms early on. With a simple blood test, you can see your cholesterol levels and learn if you have too much bad cholesterol in your blood stream. Unfortunately, many people eat way too much cholesterol from a wide range of sources, so drastic measures may be needed to change your diet for the purpose of cholesterol control. As this video explains, the primary source of bad cholesterol is through animal fats found most frequently in red meats and pork. Vegetarian protein sources and lean meats like chicken or fish are much more beneficial for cholesterol conscious eaters.
You can get tips on preventing heart disease with healthier habits through Northside Hospital in St. Petersburg. We go above and beyond clinical care with healthy living programs that help educate the community and approach health from a preventive standpoint. You can reach us on our website or give us a call at (888) 598-9586.