Controlling Cholesterol Naturally

There are two ways to control cholesterol levels naturally which include:
Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes (TLC) and Nutritional Supplements.

Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes

Changes in lifestyle are sometimes really difficult to make. Following are some of the changes you need to make:

  • Watch your food and diet

    Mostly vegetables and fruits are fat free. Maintaining a diet which is made of 2/3 of fruits and vegetables and 1/3 of other foods can help.
    Cholesterol lowering foods play an important role in lowering LDL and in a small increase of HDL levels.

    Foods such as olive oil, avocados, almonds, shiitake mushrooms, soy beans, oat bran, chili peppers, garlic, onions, beans (pintos, black, navy, kidney, etc.), flax seed and fatty fish are cholesterol lowering foods.

  • Stop Smoking

    Cigarette smoke contains ingredients which are extremely oxidizing. It is dangerous when the high cholesterol is oxidized. Antioxidants are very much necessary for smokers. Nicotine cravings can be reduced by using B Complex vitamins.

  • Exercise and Lose Weight

    Exercise and maintaining ideal weight can give you good cardiovascular health. High-density lipoproteins level can be increased if you exercise at least for a few minutes every day.

Nutritional Supplements

Following are some of the supplements which help to lower cholesterol naturally:

  • Policosanol

    Policosanol controls the liver in production of cholesterol and its breakdown. It is very effective in lowering cholesterol without any side effects.

  • Guggul-lipid or gugulipid

    Guggulipid is proven to be more effective than the other modern drugs in controlling cholesterol naturally. It has no side effects.

  • Fish oil supplements

    Many reports suggest that fish oil and omega-3 fatty acids have cholesterol lowering effects.

  • Garlic Cholesterol

    Garlic also helps to control cholesterol naturally.

  • Flax seed and red yeast rice helps to lower cholesterol level.

All the above supplements can help in lowering cholesterol naturally without any side effects. It gives almost same results as drugs. If there is any difference, it would be only time. Supplements may take little longer time to lower the levels of cholesterol.

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