Despite the cultural demonizing of fats, saturated fats and cholesterol are good and necessary nutrients for life and health.
Cholesterol is responsible for lot of vital biochemical processes in our body. Cholesterol plays significant role in maintaining several vital biochemical processes in our body. It controls the immunity and defence mechanism systems in our body. It is also responsible for transportation of lipid and other vital fats across the body. But the most important role played by cholesterol is providing protection to arteries, veins and muscles of our body.
Cholesterol is important for stable health, as it carries out essential functions within our cell membranes, it is also important for proper brain function and cell protecting, fat digesting and production of steroid hormones.
Furthermore, it is the precursor to all steroid hormones such as the sex hormones progesterone, estrogen and testosterone. It is necessary for the formation of cortisol to regulate inflammation, aid in digestion, and control blood sugar.
Cholesterol combines with sulfur to form cholesterol sulfate, and that this cholesterol sulfate helps in thin your blood by serving as a reservoir for the electron donations you receive when walking barefoot on the earth (also called grounding).
Cholesterol is responsible for preventing crystallization of fatty acids and provides optimal temperature to maintain the desired fluidity of membranes.
While cholesterol doesn’t need to be eliminated or considered to be the enemy of our hearts, it does need to be optimized.