When you think of cholesterol, you probably think of “bad” or high cholesterol. But there’s also a “good” type of cholesterol that your body needs.
High-density lipoprotein (HDL) is the good kind of cholesterol and the kind you want. Low-density lipoprotein (LDL) is the bad kind of cholesterol and the kind you want to keep in check. HDL, LDL, and triglycerides — a type of fat carried in the blood — make up total cholesterol levels.
HDL is like a vacuum cleaner for cholesterol in the body. When it’s at healthy levels (click to read more)