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What reduces cholesterol levels?

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12 Aug 2016 - General
 

Beans

Keep your cupboards stocked with canned beans of all kinds: black, white, kidney, fat-free refried, etc. You'll always have the makings of a delicious, healthful dinner on hand. Beans add protein and fiber to any dish and can be used in salads, stuffed baked potatoes, veggie chili, or pureed for sandwich spreads. And since they come in cans, beans are handy to use. But remember to rinse canned beans first as they're packed in a high-sodium liquid.

Salmon: Amazing Heart-Friendly Fat


Research has shown certain types of fat actually protect against high cholesterol. Omega-3 fatty acids, found in salmon and other cold-water fish, help lower "bad" LDL cholesterol, raise "good" HDL cholesterol, and lower triglycerides. Salmon is an excellent source of protein because it is high in omega-3 fatty acids called EPA and DHA that are good for your heart while low in cholesterol and saturated fat.

Avocado

Avocados are a great source of heart-healthy monounsaturated fat, a type of fat that may actually help to raise levels of HDL ("good"cholesterol) while lowering levels of LDL ("bad" cholesterol). And these delectable green orbs pack more of the cholesterol-smashing beta-sitosterol (a beneficial plant-based fat) than any other fruit.

Spinach

Spinach contains lots of lutein, the sunshine-yellow pigment found in dark green leafy vegetables and egg yolks. Now research suggests that just a half cup of a lutein-rich food daily also guards against heart attacks by helping artery walls shrug off cholesterol invaders that cause clogging.

Tea

Tea, whether it's iced or hot, delivers a blast of antioxidant compounds. Studies prove that tea helps to keep blood vessels relaxed and prevent blood clots. Flavonoids, the major antioxidants in tea, have been shown to prevent the oxidation of LDL cholesterol that leads to plaque formation on artery walls. These powerful antioxidants may even reduce cholesterol and even lower blood pressure.

 

Alan Rosmadi Thank you for sharing this new information. Tea and spinach are unassuming foods that can reduce cholesterol. It is the first time I have heard of this. Allow me to add one more tip to reduce cholesterol. Reduce the intake of saturated fats. Cholesterol do not come from dietary cholesterol intake unless a person has dyslipidemia. Fat is used for de novo synthesis of cholesterol for most of us. ...
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True. Cardiac diseases are like sleeping monsters. You don't know that they are hiding inside your body, waiting for the right moment to attack you. All you know is you were well one moment, and the next moment you have had a myocardial infarction and you're on an ICU bed. So I also recommend getting the basic investigation like your serum cholesterol and serum glucose levels tested regularly, like Alan had mentioned at least every six months. So that you know what is going on inside you...
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Yes that is right Theekshana Abayawickrama the best is to go natural, unless you are already on the pills. But that shouldn't stop you from eating healthy and by doing this you can control your cholesterol levels better and also live a healthy life, enjoying each day with your family. Being prone to cardiac illnesses is a scary feeling and by not watching what you eat and not exercising will just lead to cardi...
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It is always the best choice to control cholesterol levels in blood using natural methods. Elevated serum cholesterol levels is a major risk factor for coronary artery disease, cerebral vascular disease, peripheral vascular disease.. Etc. But the most worrying thing is that hypercholesterolemia often go undetected until the patients present with a complication. Statins is the drug of choice we commonly prescribe to patients with elevated cholesterol levels but it has unwanted side effect, of wh...
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