Lower Cholesterol

Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance that your body needs. When you have too much cholesterol in your blood, it can build up on your artery walls. Too much cholesterol puts you at risk for heart disease and stroke, two leading causes of death in the United States. But you can take steps to manage your cholesterol levels and lower your risk.

There’s evidence that foods containing certain added ingredients, such as plant sterols and stanols, can reduce levels of cholesterol in the blood.

Sterols and stanols can be found in specially developed products, such as some spreads and yoghurts.

These foods are aimed at people who need to lower their cholesterol levels. People who don’t have high cholesterol shouldn’t eat these products regularly, particularly children and pregnant or breastfeeding women.

If your doctor has told you that you have high cholesterol, you can lower it by changing your diet without having to eat special products.

If you do eat foods that are designed to lower cholesterol, read the label carefully to avoid eating too much.

Fruits and vegetables to reduce cholesterol

Cabbage

Cabbage is rich in powerful antioxidants. Try a red cabbage and kale salad, with garlic, a pinch of brown sugar and a dash of orange juice.

Avocado and grapefruit

Avocado and grapefruit are rich in glutathione, an antioxidant to neutralize free radicals.

Carrots

Beta-carotene not only makes carrots colourful, it’s also a powerful antioxidant.

Grapes

Quercetin, present in black grapes (and onions) prevents “bad” cholesterol (LDL) from clogging your arteries.

Onion

Not only do onions help lower blood pressure, they also contain sulphides that reduce the risk of colon and stomach cancer. Eat them both cooked and raw to reap the most benefits.

Get active

An active lifestyle can help to lower cholesterol levels. Activities can range from walking and cycling, to more vigorous exercise such as running and dancing.

Doing 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity every week can improve your cholesterol levels.

Moderate-intensity aerobic activity means you’re working hard enough to raise your heart rate and break a sweat.

One way to tell whether you’re working at a moderate intensity is if you can still talk but you can’t sing the words to a song.

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Comments

  1. baldy eire says:

    I am 21 and my total cholesterol is 139 but I am worried because me doctor said my HDL (the good kind) is a little low. What foods or herbal remedies are good for lowering cholesterol? I know grapefruit is good and exercise.
    and i think my wellness teacher in college said that my cholesterol at my age should be like 116 or lower. is that true?
    so is 139 too high for my age group?

  2. Is this as effective as statins??? Because Iam getting quite a few side effects from Lipitor and Ezetimibe.

  3. litebug12345 says:

    When I found out I had high cholesterol & my doctor discussed the option of prescription meds, I thought, NO WAY. I know too much about the mass-marketed, poorly regulated greed mongering of Big Pharma. I have known people who have experienced numbness in their limbs, liver damage, even permanent memory loss. I have always believed in nature and in natural solutions, and I still do. Sterolyn is working for me, in a safe way that I trust.

  4. AppleSouffle says:

    Kudos to you! You saved yourself a lot of misery.

    This might shock you, but high cholesterol, in and of itself, does not cause heart disease.

    It’s common for older people to have high cholesterol, and its not hurting anything.

    I recommend the book Fat and Cholesterol are Good for You by Uffe Ravnskov. Or check his website. Don’t be misled by the simple title, he’s a serious researcher.

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