We’ve all heard of cholesterol: the good, the bad, and the ugly. But what is it really and what levels are acceptable? Good question.
Cholesterol is a waxy substance found in fats in your blood and is not necessarily bad. In fact, your body makes it to continue building healthy cells. It is also found in some foods.
Cholesterol higher than a certain level is considered harmful and is said to be a precursor to heart disease. Although an article in the Huffington Post is a good argument against this idea. But what your total cholesterol level doesn’t take into account is the ratio of HDL to cholesterol. What’s that? I’m glad you asked. Calculate your cholesterol ratio by dividing your HDL number by your t