Monday, 25 March 2013
6 Natural Ways to Reduce Bad Cholesterol
Cholesterol is a chemical found in all animals. It’s important for various functions in cell membranes and also in production of bile acids, vitamin D, and some hormones. Low to average levels of cholesterol in the blood are perfectly healthy for a human.
However, high levels in the blood are associated with arterial damage, cardiovascular disease, and an increased chance of heart attacks. The fight against cholesterol has been going on for years.
The US has had some success in getting high cholesterol under control, mostly with drugs called statins. These have been shown to be relatively effective in keeping people with high cholesterol from getting worse. They also help lower cholesterol in most of the patients who take a statin.
2. Eat Fiber
3. Avoid Trans and Saturated Fats
4. Eat Fish
5. Eat Nuts
6. Use more Olive Oil