Cholesterol is understandably an area of concern among us Brits, we hear that too much cholesterol in our diet will increase our cholesterol, that too much fat is bad for us etc etc.

Facts are that none of this appears to be true based on current research. Perhaps in some context the latter point (too much fat) may hold some credence, but this entirely depends on the type of fat, the way its manufactured, and even the way it is consumed!

Too many variables and conflicting evidence to convict poor ol’ cholesterol folks.

Let me continue by sharing the NHS Choices’ definition of Cholesterol…

“Cholesterol is a fatty substance known as a lipid and is vital for the normal functioning of the body. It’s mainly made by the liver, but can also be found in some foods’.

‘It’s mainly made in the liver’…let that sink in for a second.

If cholesterol was so damn bad for us as we are clearly led to believe, then why would the body manufacture the stuff itself?

I’ll tell you why… because Cholesterol is incredibly important, in fact, it is absolutely integral to our survival.

In fact, 80% of the cholesterol in your body was MADE INSIDE of your body!

Cholesterol is in every cell wall in our body, and we have trillions of cells in our body.

Cholesterol is needed for the production of hormones, and hormones are our internal messengers, our form of communication within our body.

Our body needs cholesterol for its very existence, so let’s lose the fear around it and start understanding it.

For more detailed info on how you can OPTIMISE your cholesterol levels, check out tomorrow’s Daily MANtra.

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