Effective Ways To Lower High Cholesterol

Can you lower your cholesterol naturally? Emphatically yes! Cholesterol, with all its hype, is the most misunderstood fat. Our bodies must have cholesterol to produce hormones, bile acids and vitamin D – plus it is an essential part of our brain and cell membranes. The majority of cholesterol is manufactured by our own bodies, acting as a protector to remove plaques from the arms.

IS THERE REALLY SUCH THING AS GOOD FATS?

HDL (high density lipoprotein) the good cholesterol, has the ability to remove cholesterol from the blood to the liver and out through the bile.

LDL (low density lipoprotein) the bad cholesterol, carries cholesterol to the cells contributing to plaque formation and arteriosclerosis.

ABSORPTION FACTOR OF FIBER

Through our diet we only obtain cholesterol from animal based foods (meat, fish, dairy products), while vegetables have none. Vegetarians have the lowest incidence of high cholesterol. Fiber from fruits and vegetables lowers cholesterol – whereas animal based products are lacking in fiber thereby contributing towards raising our cholesterol. Fiber absorbs fats and sugar, removing them through the gut, thus limiting their assimilation into the body.

Even though high levels of blood cholesterol indicates damage attributable to heart disease, cholesterol deficiency will lend itself to risk of cancer and immune disorders. LDL levels will increase from sedentary lifestyle, smoking and alcohol – as well as a high fat diet containing trans-fatty acids, white flour and sugar products, or processed foods.

LOWER YOUR CHOLESTEROL SAFELY AND NATURALLY

High blood fat levels are a forewarning sign that all is not right within. These signals suggest a need for change in lifestyle and diet. Nutritionally, a whole foods diet with elimination of all animal and dairy products will lower cholesterol. Foods with yeast and sugar additives, pose a risk, in particular beer and wine, tobacco, bread, cheese, processed and cured foods, denatured foods, and all types of coffee.

Leaning toward a vegetarian diet, consisting mainly of fruits and vegetables, legumes (cold proteins), whole grains, soy foods, nuts, seeds, seaweeds and garlic will provide the most benefit.

KEY SUPPLEMENTS TO LOWER YOUR CHOLESTEROL

Nutritional supplements can raise the HDL cholesterol levels while lowering the LDL cholesterol. For instance, Niacin (B3) can lower cholesterol blood levels eighteen percent, raise HDL cholesterol by thirty percent and lower triglycerides by twenty six percent. Vitamin C and E protect against free radical damage. Beta-carotene protects LDL from oxidation while raising HDL, protecting smokers from coronary disease. Fresh lecithin, zinc with copper and chromium lower blood cholesterol and triglycerides.

Essential fatty acids (EFA's) play an important role for our overall well being. Antioxidant Coenzyme Q10 and Hawthorne berry, an herb, are widely used for heart complications.
Other suggestions include Homeopathy, herbal remedies, and physical therapies.

=== IN CONCLUSION ===

The key to successfully lowering your cholesterol levels via natural means is not found in one magic pill. With a variety of lifestyle changes including diet choices, increased fiber intake, and some key supplements, you can safely and effectively lower your cholesterol. People living with a focus on natural choices have known this for many years.