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11th December 2020

Does Hydration Play A Major Role In Keeping Your Cholesterol Levels Normal? Some Tips For Better Heart Health

Did you know that staying hydrated enables the body to work efficiently and keep several health issues at bay? Here is how drinking water can help you maintain a healthy heart.

Water has been given the utmost prominence in our daily lives. Rightfully so, it is essential to provide the body with the nourishment it needs. The heart is an important organ of the human body. Any damage to the same can result in several other health issues which your other result in a disruption in daily life. Unhealthy cholesterol levels are one of the most common reasons that cause heart issues. Did you know that dehydration can increase the risk of developing cardiovascular diseases? Here is what you need to know how dehydration can lead to an increase in cholesterol levels in the body.

The relation between hydration and cholesterol levels:

It may come to most of us as confusion as to whether or not the level of hydration of the body affects the cholesterol levels of the same. To understand this better, we must first understand what cholesterol is. The cholesterol in the human body is divided into two categories. The first one in the category is called the LDL or the low-density lipoprotein. It is also known as 'bad' cholesterol. The second one in the category is called the HDL or the high-density lipoprotein. It is also known as 'good' cholesterol.

According to a study named 'Dehydration during fasting increases serum lipids and lipoproteins' by Campbell NR, Wickert W, Magner P, Shumak SL, published in Clinical and Investigative Medicine, it was found that dehydration can lead to a rise in the cholesterol levels in the body. Therefore, we can conclude that the relation between hydration and cholesterol levels in the body is directly proportional. 

It is necessary to ensure a liberal intake of water to prevent an unhealthy rise in the cholesterol levels. This will lead to the deposit of fat in the blood vessels which will disrupt the smooth flow of blood through the same. High cholesterol levels in the body can lead to an increased risk of developing cardiovascular diseases.

Tips to maintain a healthy heart:
• Ensure a good sleep every night and make sure that your body is well-rested.
• Drink plenty of water to prevent dehydration.
• Maintain a healthy balanced diet. This means to consume the essential nutrients and avoid excessive sugar in your diet.
• Try to maintain a healthy weight.
• Physical inactivity can lead to an increased Irishk of developing cardiovascular diseases, strokes, and obesity. To prevent the same, make sure that you exercise regularly and keep your body physically mobile.

Source: Times Now News