Cholesterol is not a life-threatening toxin, but a medium-sized molecule that is really a building block for important parts of the body. In particular it is an essential component of cell membranes. Cholesterol also stabilizes a cell against temperature changes. It is a major part of the membranes of the nervous system, the brain, the spinal cord and the peripheral nerves.
High Cholesterol Diet Tips: -
Some people may use natural products, such as herbs and spices, to help lower their cholesterol. Some of these treatments are effective, but some of them won't help your cholesterol at all. If you decide to try a natural supplement, talk to your healthcare provider first, since some of these products could interact with other medications you are taking.
Lifestyle changes play a vital role in lowering your cholesterol, but they can be the most challenging, too. Changing your diet, exercising more, losing weight and/or quitting smoking are all healthy ways that you can help lower your cholesterol. In some cases, changing your lifestyle could help you to avoid taking medications to lower your cholesterol.
* Low Fat, Low Cholesterol Diet
* Drinking alcohol Excessively
* Lowering Your Cholesterol through Exercise
* Stop Smoking Now
Low Cholesterol Diet Tips: -
A low cholesterol diet is not hard to follow, given the variety of foods available. Many food manufacturers also have low fat, low cholesterol foods available for people who do not have the time to fix elaborate meals.
In order to lower cholesterol with diet, you will need to reduce the amount of fat in your diet. People who want to lower their cholesterol will need to eat mostly low-fat foods. Here are some of the low-fat, low-cholesterol foods you can choose from.
* Fruit and green vegetables.
* Whole grains.
* Brown rice.
Herbal Remedies for Cholesterol: -
Garlic: According to some studies, garlic may decrease blood levels of total cholesterol by a few percentage points. Other studies, however, suggest that it may not be as beneficial as once thought. It may also have significant side effects and/or interactions with certain medications.
Guggul: - It has been shown to lower blood-fat levels while raising levels of HDL, the so called "good cholesterol". It is useful in atherosclerosis, psoriasis and cardiac ischemia. It has been shown that Guggul can lower blood cholesterol by 14-27% and can lower triglycerides by 22-30%.
Arjuna: - Arjuna is a coronary vasodilator. It protects the heart, strengthens circulation, and helps to maintain the tone and health of the heart muscle. It is also useful in stopping bleeding and to promote healing after a heart attack. Current scientific research has proved that arjuna contains specific medically active.
Benefits of Exercise: -You probably know that exercise helps you increase your muscle mass and reduce your body fat levels. Aerobic exercise in particular helps you improve your cardiovascular health. As you learned, another of benefit of exercise is that it aids in your whole body detox and cleansing program.