How to Lower Your Cholesterol without Drugs
IS CHOLESTEROL HARMFUL?
Some amount of cholesterol is needed for our body to work properly but when in excess puts one at the risk for coronary artery disease and other heart diseases
In order to lower cholesterol and improve your health, one has to add food that lowers the LDL, (a harmful particle that carries cholesterol leading to artery clogging) to one’s diet, manage ones weight and involve in physical exercise.
Cholesterol in the body can be lowered in various ways (eating different food)
Some food give one polyunsaturated fats which lowers LDL directly, others deliver soluble fiber, which binds cholesterol and its precursors in the digestive system and removes them before circulation.
There are common meals which delivers soluble fiber they include:
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Oats: a bowl of oatmeal gives 1 to 2 grams of soluble fiber, if bananas and strawberries are added it gives another half gram.
Whole grains such as barley, brown rice and cornmeal help lower the risk of a heart disease through soluble fiber
Okra: Okra is a low-calorie vegetable which is good source of soluble fiber
Apples, grapes, citrus fruits and strawberries are rich in pectin a type of soluble fiber that lowers LDL.
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Soy and its derivatives like soy milk lower the cholesterol
Fishes containing omega -3 fatty acid
Other things to avoid or limit include:
Salt: though limiting salt does not lower ones cholesterol it however lower the risk of heart disease by helping to lower your blood pressure.
Alcohol: alcohol adds extra calories, which may lead to weight gain which in turn can raise your LDL level.
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