There are two basic types of cholesterol namely good cholesterol (HDL) and bad cholesterol (LDL). But there is another form of fat known as “triglycerides”, which acts much in the same way as LDL cholesterol. Sugars may indeed cause these triglyceride levels to increase, leading to higher levels of cholesterol.
The main culprit is refined sugar and carbohydrates, which are easily absorbed into your bloodstream. There are healthier sugars like fructose that are found in dairy products and fruit, but even these should be taken in moderation.
The problem often does not lie in what we eat, as many people these days are eating healthy alternatives to unhealthy foods. But it is very easy to take in loads of sugar without even realizing it.
This usually happens when we have a piece of chocolate or other candy here and there during the day, or have a sugary soft drink with our meal. These are known as “empty calories” as they don’t help fill you up, but are simply an add-on to what you are already eating.
The best way to ensure that you don’t take in too much sugar is to do a daily calorie count and make sure you stay within your limits. The trick is to include everything you eat or drink, and never regard a small can of cola as insignificant. You might be shocked to see how much extra sugar you are taking in!
To lose weight and to get your cholesterol levels under control, follow the Manna Diet as given in the new, free e-book. Take the Manna Blood Sugar Support supplement to help control cravings and the Manna Cholesterol Support to help lower the “bad” cholesterol and increase the “good” cholesterol.