Your amazing body makes all the cholesterol it needs in order to build healthy cells and hormones like vitamin D. However, if you eat animals, dairy products and added oils, you are unnecessarily and perhaps perilously increasing your cholesterol level, which may lead to heart disease. High cholesterol causes fatty deposits to build up in and block arteries. Heart attack and stroke are among the most common results.
When you eat an animal, which has cholesterol in its body just like we do, you are increasing your cholesterol levels.
If you eat plants – vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, beans, legumes and whole grains – they have zero cholesterol. In fact, eating avocados, apples, bananas and citrus fruit like oranges will help lower your cholesterol.