September is Cholesterol Education Month—the perfect time to get the lowdown on lowering your cholesterol. Cholesterol is a fat-like substance made in the liver, which our bodies need to function normally. If the body gets too much cholesterol, the excess is deposited in the arteries and can cause narrowing and blockages, which can lead to heart disease. High cholesterol is a leading risk factor for heart disease.
Lowering your cholesterol is not just about limiting high fat and dietary cholesterol—it’s about eating foods to nourish and protect your heart. Increase taste and nutrition in your diet by including two to three servings of seafood per week. Seafood is truly one of the best foods you can eat for your heart. This lean protein is rich in healthy nutrients, such as omega-3 fatty acids, iron and B-vitamins, and without all the saturated fat as other same-serving protein foods.