Oxidized cholesterol is responsible for deposition of plaque in arteries.

Oxidized Cholesterol How to fight it…

It is an arduous task to deal with cholesterol. It is not LDL or HDL but oxidized cholesterol responsible for plaque in arteries…

Oxidized Cholesterol (What it is & How to Lower it)
Oxidized cholesterol what it is? How to test?


We all know about LDL and HDL but few of us know what is oxidizes cholesterol? What type of problems arises because of oxidized cholesterol? Here you’ll have a look.

Have you seen an iron rod when it comes into contact with oxygen? It gets rusted easily, and some deposits are found on the rod.  Similarly, plaque deposits in your arteries. This oxidized cholesterol that takes 80% of our energy.

In medical terminology, we hear about bad cholesterol and good cholesterol, and it is an important parameter that appears in every detailed blood report. Oxidized low-density lipoprotein is harmful. It is produced when normal lipoprotein is damaged by the chemical reactions of free radicals. But the point is not that what percentage LDL and HDL are there in your blood, important is the density of plaque deposition in your arteries. It has been found in researches that people started taking interest to know how to control cholesterol levels to a healthy level. Here the important point is you have to focus on how to control oxygenated cholesterol.

If you are healthy and your cholesterol level is under control, it means you have physical and mental fitness.

Why cholesterol is oxidized

When a reaction between fats and oxygen takes place, known as oxidation. It produces oxidized cholesterol in the body. Oxidation occurs when fat-containing foods get heated, as in frying chicken or grilling burgers or steaks.

You want to enjoy your life fully. The definition of enjoyment is different for different people. The majority of the people’s enjoyment is going out, eating pizza, Burger, Noodles, potato french fries, cold drinks, etc.

 But, by this way you are taking trans-fat, vegetable oil, processed food, etc.. Even in your daily routine, you eat all the things responsible for blocking arteries.

When your arteries are not clear because of certain deposition or having plaque in arteries, your blood circulation is poor, it does not circulate well in your body, it means every cell is not getting proper oxygen and nutrients. Proper blood circulation is the lifeline of your body. You suffer many complications years before your heart attack.

Problems due to oxidized cholesterol

Deposition of plaque in arteries reduce the rate of clearance.

Plaque means the hardening of arteries, which creates hindrance and trouble in our bodies. Shortness of breath, heart attack, kidney failures, and brain fog are common problems of the deposition of plaque in arteries.

You all are aware that the number of death from cardiovascular disease is increasing day by day. Doctors prescribe statin which dilutes your blood and avoids cardiovascular problems, but this is responsible for many other problems. The major problems are anemia, acidosis, nerve problem, joint pain, general weakness, liver disease, cataract, etc.

How to avoid oxidized cholesterol

What you have to include in your diet plan to avoid oxidize cholesterol?


Coconut oil,

Olive oil. The olive oil help to lower risk of major heart problems.

(Butter and coconut oil don’t oxidize easily. Butter and coconut oil are impossible to oxidize.)

Eating healthy fats,

Stay away from hydrogenated food.

(Companies manufacture hydrogenated oil to help increase shelf life and save costs. In such a process, a liquid unsaturated fat is turned into a solid fat by adding hydrogen. During this process, a small amount of Trans-fat is produced).

Partially hydrogenated oils increase “bad” (low-density lipoprotein, or LDL) cholesterol and lower “good” (high-density lipoprotein, HDL cholesterol. On the other hand, fully hydrogenated oil contains very little trans-fat, mostly saturated fat, and doesn’t carry the same health risks as trans-fat.

Include green leafy vegetable and fruits in your diet. Carotenoid is present in leafy vegetables act as an antioxidant help fight with free radicals.

But a healthy diet rich in antioxidants can counter effects produced by oxidized cholesterol. You can take oat bran, flax seeds, garlic, almonds, walnuts, whole barley, and green tea.

Alternatives to fast-food, which boosts oxidized cholesterol, include whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables, seeds, and nuts.

  In short, it is in our hands to take a healthy diet and adopt a healthy lifestyle. Definitely, you want to look younger than your age and also want to feel more energetic. So move your steps forward and check your diet, what you are going to eat.

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