Arteries carry blood and oxygen to different parts of the body from your head all the way down to your toes. You need to have healthy arteries to carry that blood and oxygen throughout the body. However, many people develop clogged arteries. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, every 40 seconds, someone in the United States has a heart attack, which could be due to clogged arteries.
Clogged arteries happen when plaque builds up on the inner walls of the arteries and block blood flow, reducing the amount of blood and oxygen that moves throughout the body. Due to this, parts of your body can’t function well and your organs are also damaged as a result.
Good cholesterol (HDL) helps control the levels of the bad cholesterol (LDL), and it is important to be able to keep these levels balanced. In fact, high levels of bad cholesterol has been known as the silent killer because it often goes undetected until it’s too late.