It’s National Cholesterol Education Month — time to get serious about heart health! Learn how you can control your cholesterol with healthy life choices.
Cholesterol isn’t all bad. In your body, cholesterol serves several important functions. It’s a building block for cell membranes, an essential part of many hormones, and used by your body to make bile, which is necessary for proper digestion. Even though cholesterol has so many vital functions, you don’t need to consume cholesterol in foods because your body can make all the cholesterol it needs.