How to lower cholesterol level

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Normally blood cholesterol levels should under 200 mg/dl (decilitre of blood). After routine check-up when doctor give suggestion to reduce cholesterol level, don’t take it lightly because excess cholesterol (above 240 mg/dL) accumulate nearby artery walls and can form a variety of disorder in your body like high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease and sometime more serious to heart failure.

It is more serious if you are at middle age (38-60) and habitual of smoking, drinking alcohol or any other tobacco products.

 

About cholesterol

Millions of people suffer by high cholesterol level in their blood. Major portion (50 to 70%) of cholesterol is produce by liver and remaining comes from food intake by us. It is mainly of two types.

High-density lipoprotein (HDL):  It is also called healthy or good cholesterol because it removes the extra fat from the arteries and makes them healthy.

Low-density lipoprotein (LDL): It is called unhealthy or bad cholesterol because it obstructs the arteries and causes heart disease.

 

Main Causes of high cholesterol level:

Family Background:  If someone in your family members has this problem then your chances are more.

Daily Food: if you eat more saturated or trans fatty foods in your daily meals then it also increase the cholesterol level.

Body Weight: If your body and height ratio is not proper means when you are overweight.

Abnormal routine: If there is no routine of your getting up or sleeping, it can leads to high level of cholesterol.

Clumsy: if you are not very active or not doing exercise daily, it can cause your cholesterol level high.

 

Home remedies for lowering cholesterol level:

home remedies to control cholesterol level

Garlic:

It helps to increase the HDL cholesterol and reduce the LDL cholesterol. Garlic contains anti-oxidants which regulate the cholesterol level. Use it in your food and salad.

Turmeric:

Turmeric is well known for its healing and anti-septic properties. It helps to lower the LDL cholesterol and remove toxic agent from blood which can restrict the arteries. Use it in your daily food.

Brinjal:

Brinjal has anti-oxidant named chlorogenic acid which helps to reduce the LDL cholesterol and improves the blood purity. Use it 1 to 2 times in your meal on weekly basis.

Green Tea:

It is very beneficial for the overall health and due to anti-oxidant properties it is also useful in maintaining the cholesterol level within the limit.  Use it 1 or 2 times in a day.

Oatmeal:

It is rich in soluble fiber which helps to restrict the cholesterol circulation in the blood. Use half to one cups of oatmeal in your breakfast daily.

Indian gooseberry (amla):

It is very useful due to its anti-hyperlipidemic and anti-atherogenic properties. Mix one teaspoon of amla powder with one glass lukewarm water and drink it in morning with empty stomach.

Orange Juice:

It is rich in vitamin C and flavonoids which helps to reduce the blood cholesterol levels. Drink 1 to 2 glass of orange juice daily for lowering the cholesterol level.

 

Some other important tips:

Eat adequate amount of fruits and vegetables daily.

Eat fist and low fat dairy products.

Make habit of daily exercise.

Try to sleep early in night.

Try to wake-up early in morning.

Maintain your body weight as per your height.

 

 

 

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