You’ve heard the popular saying, “don’t judge a book by its cover”? This expression makes more sense than you might think, especially if dealing with physical or mental health. It is very common to relate high levels of bad cholesterol, triglycerides and glucose only the people who are above the ideal weight.
Unfortunately it is not so simple. These are not problems that can be detected only seeing the external appearance of the people. Even skinny people, and who seem perfectly healthy at first may have high levels or very low in these substances.
a Large part of this is due to the lack of information of the people about what really is, what it is and what causes the level to increase or decrease in the body.
Check out a brief explanation about each of these below:
Demonized by many people, cholesterol is actually a substance very important to the functioning of the human body, but just like anything, excess or shortages are bad. It is a type of fat that serves as a structural component for cell membranes that are scattered throughout our body.
It is also important for the production of hormones steroids (testosterone and progesterone), vitamin D and bile acids.
In our body there are two types of cholesterol, HDL and LDL which are popularly called good cholesterol and bad cholesterol, respectively. HDL is called good because it removes the fat from the tissues and arteries, preventing them falling plates, which will hinder the circulation of blood and then sends everything to the liver to be metabolized and excreted by the intestine.
Already the LDL promotes the accumulation of fat in these regions, this is why it is called bad, and their high levels are associated with heart disease.
The main foods responsible for the increase of LDL and decrease of HDL are of animal origin, such as egg yolk, bacon, pork rinds, salami, sausage, some dairy such as cream of milk, cream, butter and excess intake of meat.
Also called triglycerides or triglycerides, are the most common form of fat in the human body.
Has as its main function to provide energy to the body and when they are in high levels, it will accumulate in fatty tissues, that are beneath the skin to be used in the future, if necessary. All that fat seen mainly in the hips and in the belly are triglycerides in excess they are stored.
The main responsible for the increase of the levels of triglycerides in the blood are carbohydrates such as breads, sweets and pastries eaten in excess (mainly the ones that are made with white flour).
glucose is a simple sugar that is the main source of energy used by the body in the human body. Their levels are controlled by the pancreas, which produces a hormone called insulin which is what turns the glucose into energy. Both the excess as the lack of sugar in the blood can cause problems.
hypoglycemia is caused by low levels of glucose in the blood. She has some symptoms, which are: tachycardia, sweating, tremors, and pallor. While excess glucose in the blood is called hyperglycemia and has as main symptoms: blurred vision, fatigue, thirst, excess and polyuria. The change in glucose levels is directly related to the production of insulin is compromised.
Why be a sugar, glucose is found in sweet foods, ranging from healthy fruit, even soft drinks. Is also present in starches such as potatoes, flour, rice, and corn, and in carbohydrates, the same where they are present and triglycerides.
The high and low levels of the three substances are directly related mainly to the eating routine of the people. So the ideal in addition to search for a professional suitable for who can walk you through, is to adopt a diet more healthy and balanced and a workout routine.
One way of working even more standardisation of rates is with the use of teas or juices for that specific purpose. Check out the following is a recipe of juice 3 in 1 very simple to be prepared and that will help you deal with these three problems.
- Half spoon (soup) of flour eggplant;
- Half spoon (soup) of flour of passion fruit;
- Half spoon (soup) of flour of green banana;
- Half spoon (soup) of flour apple;
- 1 cup of coconut water.
The procedure is very simple, just mix everything and beat in a blender. The recommended is that are drinking a glass of juice twice a day.