How to lower cholesterol without drugs

Feb­ru­ary 22, 2016, 18:21

Cho­les­terol has long been con­sid­ered an “absolute evil”. But is this sub­stance so dan­ger­ous for humans and is it nec­es­sary to reduce its lev­el? And if nec­es­sary, how to do it at home?

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Cho­les­terol — an indis­pens­able sub­stance for life, which both enters the body with food and is pro­duced in the liv­er. He is involved in all meta­bol­ic process­es and at the same time “respon­si­ble” for the devel­op­ment of ath­er­o­scle­ro­sis.

What is useful cholesterol

Cho­les­terol is involved in the diges­tion of food, the absorp­tion of fats, as well as in the process of decom­po­si­tion and removal of tox­ins from the body, neu­tral­izes the rad­i­cals.
Cho­les­terol is part of the cell walls and many oth­er struc­tures of the body, main­tain­ing their integri­ty and inter­con­nec­tion.
Cho­les­terol is a source of for­ma­tion of bile acids, cor­ti­cos­teroid and sex hor­mones, vit­a­min D.

Friend or foe?

In an adult, about 70% of cho­les­terol is in the com­po­si­tion of low-den­si­ty lipopro­tein com­plex­es. (LDL) and 20–24% — in the com­po­si­tion of high-den­si­ty lipopro­teins (HDL). Sci­en­tists have found that cho­les­terol in col­lab­o­ra­tion with HDL, the source of which are ani­mal fats, as well as eas­i­ly digestible car­bo­hy­drates (sweets, muffins) accel­er­ates the devel­op­ment of ath­er­o­scle­ro­sisand in com­bi­na­tion with LDL (veg­etable fats) — on the con­trary, is the pre­ven­tion of car­dio­vas­cu­lar dis­eases.

Proper Diet

Thus, a cho­les­terol-free diet will not reduce the risk of ath­er­o­scle­ro­sis. Nutri­tion should be bal­anced and be sure to include veg­etable fats — a source of good cho­les­terol.

Greens, veg­eta­bles, sprout­ed seeds of cere­als.
Var­i­ous cere­als.
Suf­fi­cient clean drink­ing water.
Fruits and berries that grow in your area.
In mod­er­a­tion, both meat and dairy prod­ucts.

What Foods Lower Blood Cholesterol

To reduce the risk of devel­op­ing ath­er­o­scle­ro­sis, over­weight peo­ple should include foods that low­er blood cho­les­terol lev­els in their diet. Here are the most acces­si­ble ones.

1. Green leaf let­tuce 2. Fresh cucum­bers 3. Onion

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4. Sea­weed (kelp) 5. White cab­bage. 6. Gar­lic

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