Easy Ways To Lower Cholesterol

October 9, 2020

Easy Ways To Lower Cholesterol
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Easy Ways To Lower Cholesterol

Cholesterol is both good and bad for health. Uncontrolled LDL cholesterol or bad cholesterol can lead to heart disease, stroke and other vascular problems. HDL cholesterol or good cholesterol improves your health. The aim is to lower LDL and increase HDL cholesterol.

You can lower bad LDL cholesterol and increase good HDL cholesterol by making a few lifestyle changes. If you achieve this, then you will require a lower dose of medicines, which in turn will reduce side effects.

Tips to lower bad LDL cholesterol and increase good HDL cholesterol

You can lower your cholesterol through cholesterol managing diet, exercise and stress management.

Switch to cold pressed oil

Sesame oil is rich in monounsaturated fats and polyunsaturated fats, the good fat. It is low in saturated fat, the bad fat. It contains sesamol and sesamin which are powerful antioxidants. These factors combine to lower your bad cholesterol and increase your good cholesterol while also lowering your blood pressure. Limit intake of saturated fat, the ones that become solid at room temperature.

Increase your fiber intake

Fill your plate with fruits, vegetables and other plant-based foods. You will feel full and it will be easy to avoid other high calorie food. They also reduce absorption of fat and so help lower your cholesterol.

Eat more nuts

Nuts are rich in sterols and this prevents your body from absorbing cholesterol. They are also high in calories, so limit intake of nuts to a handful a day. This will nourish you and also help you control your cholesterol level.

Include fish in your diet

Fish is rich in omega-3 fats and is healthy for your heart. Limit intake of fatty red meat and include fish in your diet for up to 4 days a week to lower your cholesterol levels.

Add spices

Our method of adding garlic, turmeric, pepper, ginger, cinnamon, coriander and cumin in addition to other spices to all our dishes is one of the best ways to control cholesterol. Eating one clove of garlic can reduce your cholesterol by 9%. So, spice your food to reduce cholesterol.

Exercise to reduce cholesterol

A minimum of 30 minute of exercise on most days of the week will keep you fit and help you raise your HDL and lower your LDL cholesterol levels.

Quit smoking

Smoking is extremely bad for your health. It increases your LDL and decreases your HDL cholesterol levels. Quit smoking to manage cholesterol.

Manage stress and laugh aloud

Stress is a major disaster. It can raise your cholesterol levels and cause havoc to your health. Find was to cope with and manage stress. Seek out enjoyable company and spend some time with positive minded people. Laughter is one of the best medicines in this world.

It is easy to lower cholesterol. If you find it tough to make all the changes in one go, start slowly. Take small steps, but take that first step. It will put you on the road to good health.

If you have high cholesterol, hypertension or heart disease, feel free to consult our specialists. We will guide you to a healthy life through a healthy lifestyle and a little medication.

Disclaimer: We recommend consulting a Doctor before taking any action based on the above shared information.



Department of Cardiology

Department of Cardiology

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