Introduction:Lowering your cholesterol reduces the risk of heart disease and your chance of having a heart attack. The 2 primary types of cholesterol are: (1) HDL (high density lipoprotein) or "good cholesterol," a substance used to transport cholesterol in the blood, and (2) LDL (low density lipoprotein) or "bad cholesterol," a substance used to transport cholesterol from the liver to tissues throughout the body and can build up on the walls of your arteries causing plaque buildup. The more LDL in your blood, the greater your risk of heart disease.
Eat plain oat flakes from Quaker Oats or a similar brand oatmeal for breakfast. The flavored oatmeal contains too much sugar. Real oatmeal is made from oats which is a good source of fiber.
Almonds provide relief from constipation, respiratory disorders, cough, anemia, impotency, and diabetes. Almonds are a rich source of vitamin E, calcium, phosphorous, iron and magnesium. No other "nut" is as nutritional as almonds. A good way to eat them if you don't particularly like the taste is to add almonds with low-fat yogurt.
Garlic is one of the best health enhancing supplements. It promotes the well-being of the heart and immune systems with antioxidant properties and enhances blood circulation. One of the many benefits of garlic is the ability to enhance the body's immune cell activity. There are over 12 studies published worldwide that confirm that garlic reduces cholesterol.
There's something to the adage, "an apple a day keeps the doctor away." Apples have an ingredient called "pectin" which lowers the LDL. Eating at least two apples per day will lower your cholesterol level by as much as 16 percent.
You can't beat exercise for lowering your cholesterol. Walking or jogging is a good start. Any exercise that allows you to work up a sweat, speeds blood flow in your arteries, thus reducing your chances of inflammation and clogging or hardening of the arteries.
I should eat more oatmeal. I am right on with the rest, though. Almonds and garlic top my list of favorites.
Excellent tips-who needs medications when you can do it naturally?
Great cholesterol tips. Couldn't have said it better myself:)
Great list. Now, if only I could raise my good cholesterol...
select one here...