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Natural Remedies For High Cholesterol That Are Effective And Safe

Updated on November 26, 2014

Use Natural Remedies For High Cholesterol

A high level of cholesterol in your blood can increase the chances of getting a heart attack and also a stroke. By using Natural Remedies For High Cholesterol and making a few changes to your diet such as taking Vitamin C and E, it can control your cholesterol and reduce the risk on any serious health issues.

What exactly is your cholesterol? It is a fat like substance that circulates in your blood. Your body needs it to help maintain cell membranes and also help other important functions in the body. There are two types of cholesterol that our body makes such as the "bad" cholesterol also known as LDL, which can block your arteries if too much of it is in your blood. If this happens you are at a very high risk of getting a heart attack or stroke.

The "good" cholesterol known as HDL, will help clear away the bad cholesterol and prevent your arteries from getting blocked.

Natural Remedies For High Cholesterol Such As Vitamin E
Natural Remedies For High Cholesterol Such As Vitamin E

Natural Remedies For High Cholesterol That Are Effective

Begin by taking Vitamin E , C and garlic, it can be either together or separate. These natural foods are safe to consume for long periods even if you are on any type of cholesterol prescription drugs.

Vitamin E prevents free radicals from oxidising your LDL cholesterol, which can also prevent your arteries from being damages and blocked. It should also be taken with your meals for best results.

Vitamin C help the Vitamin E in the body work better and can also increase the level of protection to your HDL cholesterol in the blood. It is recommended that you take 1000mg twice per day, but if you experience diarrhoea lower the dose.

Fiber is also important in your diet, if you do not eat enough fiber in your diet , try taking psyllium which is usually in a powder and can be dissolved in water or juice.It is also important to drink plenty of water when you take psyllium.

Other natural remedies for high cholesterol are fish oils, which can lower LDL and your total cholesterol levels. It is recommended that you take 2 - 3 g with every meal. You can buy fish oil at your local health food store.

What Causes High Cholesterol?

Genetic factors often can affect high cholesterol levels, but in most cases it is caused by what kind of diet that you eat every day. If you eat foods that are high in saturated fats, you have a high risk of getting high cholesterol.

Eating foods such as dairy products,butter and beef should be reduced and also individuals who are over weight and also smoke have a high risk of getting cholesterol as well.

To lower your cholesterol, you are going to have to make a few dietary changes such as eating less fried foods and consuming more fresh produce such as green vegetables,fresh fruit and lean protein.Natural remedies for high cholesterol can also be used, as they are very effective and safe to the body.

Green Tea To Low Your Cholesterol
Green Tea To Low Your Cholesterol

Other Natural Ways To Lower High Cholesterol

Besides using natural remedies for high cholesterol, there are also other things that you can do to reduce your cholesterol such as:

1. Improve your diet by eating less fried food and eating more foods that contain fiber, lean protein meats and replace butter with a monounsaturated oil.

2. Do regular exercise to help raise your HDL cholesterol level. If you are over weight, it is important that you try to lose weight and stay at a healthy weight range.

3. Drinking green tea every day can also help lower your cholesterol. It should be drunk without milk.

By using natural remedies for cholesterol and changing a few things in our diet, you will no longer have high cholesterol and you will not have to worry if you will have a heart attack or stroke in the future.

It is also important to remember that to consult with your family doctor before you start taking any Natural Home Remedy for this condition.

What Are Your Thoughts On Using Natural Treatments For High Cholesterol

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      Gloria Freeman 

      4 years ago from Alabama USA

      Hi I need to lower my high cholesterol. These are great natural remedies. Thanks for sharing.

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      Jo-Jackson 

      5 years ago

      I much prefer natural methods to having to taking drugs. I also use a margarine that is supposed to help lower cholesterol, but have no idea if it really works or is just marketing hype.

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      gbjuno 

      6 years ago

      Not only are we totally wasting billions on needless cholesterol drugs, and unnaturally inflating the actually increasing cost of healthcare, but bad and unnatural lowering of cholesterol is linked with all manner of attitudinal issues such as aggression and suicide, in addition to cognitive disability and dementia triggered by statins, as outlined by one scientific study article which I can not locate the weblink right this moment. Staying away from high cholesterol meals coupled with observing a low cholesterol food plan is the best strategy and your article discusses perfectly ways to do it. Also, I would recommend to include dark chocolate in the diet because it greatly improves HDL cholesterol level. When prepared properly, dark chocolate features more anti-oxidants as compared to any sort of food on the earth. Choose a chocolate containing no processed sugars (even organic processed sugars), zero bad fats nor caffeine. You can find out more about the way to lower cholesterol levels by natural means on http://www.lowcholesteroldiet-plan.com

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      waldenthreenet 

      6 years ago

      Important topic. Add Flax Seed grinded to your valuable list. I have done my homework. Congrads on your Squidoo trophy. Self help and mutual help. Thanks.

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