Cholesterol is very important for health!

👉As soon as someone’s blood report comes with high cholesterol levels first thing they do is stop all the fat from diet including ghee as high cholesterol level increase the risk of heart attack but unfortunately by stopping good fat you are not doing any favour to your body.

🤔So we should not stop fat from diet?

👉Like there is difference in carbohydrates of refined flour and millets, similarly there is difference in fat from ghee, milk and other good sources and bad sources of fat like hydrogenated oils, aged cheese, fried food, red meat etc, So you should only stop bad fat use.

👉Do not put all the fat in one category.

🤔But do we need cholesterol containing food in diet?

👉Absolutely yes, cholesterol is very important for proper functioning of our body and mind.

👉You will be surprised to know that body itself produces cholesterol in liver  as the required amount of cholesterol is not entirely sourced from food.

👉Our brain and all the  nerve cells are made of cholesterol that is why in Indian culture we used to  focus on giving ghee to children as it improves their intelligence.

👉Cholesterol is important for production and functioning of reproductive hormones which keep us young and fertile like progesterone and estrogen in women and testosterone in men.

👉Cholesterol also helps in digestion as it create bile, which  helps in digesting fats. Bile acts as an emulsifier, which breaks down large globules of fat into smaller particles.

👉The cholesterol residing in  various layers of the skin is converted into Vitamin D when the sun hits the skin.

👉Not only this, Cell wall of every body cell itself is made up of cholesterol so in absence of fat nutrients cannot enter in cells.

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👉Adrenal glands themselves are made of cholesterol and their hormones  like cortisol (manage stress) are also made out of cholesterol.

👉Cholesterol acts as an antioxidant in the body, cholesterol helps in healing the body from free radicals.

👉Cholesterol is required by our  body to heal it from various diseases and infections .

👉Plant do not produce cholesterol that is why animal product like ghee and milk are intelligently incorporated in our daily meal but unfortunately due to bad publicity of ghee and full fat milk people are stopping there use.

To know more about importance of ghee in daily food read this Ghee is healthy.

🤔Then how we can manage  cholesterol levels?

👉Eat easy to digest good cholesterol like ghee and full cream milk.

👉Keep watch on your digestion.

👉Instead of stopping good cholesterol stop eating body channels clogging food like nightshade vegetables, trans fat, refined oils, cheese, soy products, banana, large beans, processed foods, cold food, onion, garlic etc.

👉Its not cholesterol but body channels clogging food you should stop from diet to prevent heart attack.

👉Follow Ayurvedic daily routine.

👉 Manage stress.

👉 Consult Ayurvedic doctor.

Published by Dr. Amrita Sharma

I am an ayurvedic practitioner with experience of more than a decade, I have worked with best ayurvedic companies and now with the purpose of reaching out people to make them aware about ayurveda which is not just a system of treatment but a way of living to remain healthy

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