Contrary to popular belief, our body does need LDL (low density lipoprotein) cholesterol as they bring liquefied cholesterol to body’s cells. It is the excess of LDL cholesterol that keeps your health at risk by clogging the arterial lining. And when these arterial plaque ruptures, there is the risk of a stroke or a deadly heart attack. People with meager physical activity, habit of smoking, excess body weight, having a diet filled with saturated fats and such genetic makeup are prone to damage from high levels of LDL cholesterol also known as bad cholesterol. But LDL levels can be checked effectively by following simple tips and bringing slight changes to your lifestyle. Here are some of the best tips to check high LDL cholesterol.