High cholesterol can be a result from your body and the foods that you eat. Too much in your blood has dangerous side effects. It can cause a plaque buildup on the walls of your arteries, which may result in the blockage of blood flow and cause blood clots.
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“The American Heart Association recommends everyone over the age of 20 to have his or her cholesterol levels checked every four to six years, depending on other risk factors,” everydayhealth.com explains.
The good news is that, although there are foods that are spiking your cholesterol levels, there are also foods that can naturally lower them. Some of these foods include beans, grapefruit, fatty fish and red wine.