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Cholesterol Metabolism

 

Metabolism - The healthy metabolism of fats, carbohydrates and proteins is one of the most important aspects of good health. Metabolism is the term used to describe the sum of all chemical processes that take place in the body. There are two main types of metabolism; building up, known as anabolism and breaking down, known as catabolism.

Metabolism of Fats and Cholesterol - It is important that lipids, such as cholesterol for example, are metabolized on a continual basis. Cholesterol, a steroid lipid, serves different functions in the body.

All growing animals, people included, need cholesterol because of the role it plays in basic nutritional well-being of the body.

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Choline (Choline Bitartrate) is involved in the transport of fats and cholesterol in the body. This B complex factor is involved in the formation of lecithin, used in fat metabolism by the liver.

Inositol like choline, is a compound used in the metabolism of fats and cholesterol and in the formation of lecithin.

Vitamin B-6 (Pyridoxine) is an essential coenzyme for normal amino acid metabolism. It is also necessary for the metabolism of fats, carbohydrates and proteins.

Niacin is another nutrient necessary for the metabolism of fats, carbohydrates and proteins.

Magnesium. Essential for normal metabolism of potassium and calcium.

Vitamin D helps the body to utilize calcium.  Cholesterol is a precursor to Vitamin D.

-Eat meals with a balance of proteins and complex carbohydrates like turkey or chicken breast and beans, brown rice or lentils

-Consume raw fruits and vegetables; broccoli, carrots, celery, cucumbers, apples, strawberries, grapefruit and watermelon are also low in calories

-Drink plenty of water

-Eat good fats, like avocados, olive oil and raw nuts, but in moderation

-Avoid processed foods, white flour products, salt and white rice

-Cut consumption of alcohol, soda, candy and products with refined sugars

-Avoid fried or greasy food

-Be active, get regular aerobic exercise

-Always eat breakfast, make your main meal lunch and don’t skip meals

-Avoid eating before bed and during the night

 

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