UNDERSTANDING how cholesterol affects the heart’s life-giving power will take you a long way.
Visitors to the Nestle Omega Plus booth at FitForLife Fair Penang 2015 at the SPICE Arena in Bayan Lepas walked away armed with precious knowledge about cholesterol and their hearts.
“Cholesterol is vital for life. We need it to make or repair nearly every cell in our bodies. But we need to understand the nature of good and bad cholesterol,” said Nestle brand manager Alesha Mah.
Low-density cholesterol (LDL) is considered bad because it creates plaque that clogs arteries and make them rigid.
High-density cholesterol (HDL), conversely, takes LDL out of our bloodstream and to the liver where it is broken down and passed out of the body.
Mah said visitors dropping by the Nestle Omega Plus booth could play three games and answer four questions.
“The games are a learning process. For example, visitors will learn how many tomatoes or carrots we must eat to have enough HDL to kick LDL out of the bloodstream,” Mah smiled.
Another offering at the booth is an instant cholesterol level check.
Pharmacists are on hand to take a drop of your blood and calculate your cholesterol level within three minutes.
“If your score is below 5.2, you can be happy! Your cholesterol is low.
“Between 5.2 and 6.2 is borderline and you need to take action if your reading is above 6.2,” Mah added.
The pharmacists conducting the checks will also give useful tips on lowering choles- terol levels.
Over 40 exhibitors are at FitForLife Fair Penang 2015 to offer various bargains on products and services.
Georgetown Pharmacy is offering 35%+5% warehouse price cuts on selected dietary supplements while Vitamode is offering promotional prices on top of buy-two-free-one deals on high quality supplements including ReduSterol cholesterol management drink and Superba Krill Oil.
Some of Penang’s hospitals such as Mount Miriam Cancer Hospital and Lam Wah Ee Hospital are also present at the fair to promote their medical services.
The fair is organised by The Star, with Great Eastern Life as the event partner and Nestle Omega Plus as the wellness sponsor.
It runs until tomorrow from 10am to 7pm and admission is free.
Every day, the first 500 people who walk in and register will receive goodie bags from The Star, filled with discount and cash vouchers plus product samples.