Cholesterol is actually a lipid or fat produced by the liver, around 1,000 milligrams per day to be exact. In fact cholesterol is vital to our body’s function. One of those functions is the production of sex hormones.
If you look at it, cholesterol isn’t bad. There are actually two types –the good cholesterol or HDL (high-density lipoproteins) cholesterol and bad cholesterol or LDL (low-density lipoproteins).
HDL is what picks up bad cholesterol from the blood vessel and takes it to the liver where it is processed and disposed out of our system.