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Let’s better understand some of the ailments that surround us all and try to get better with the use of some natural sources and fewer medications.
We all aspire to live our best life, pain-free, and full of energy!
This week our in-depth look is at Cholesterol.
So … What is Cholesterol?
Cholesterol is an essential substance found in every cell of the body. It is produced by the liver and is also found in foods from animal sources, such as egg yolks, meat, and cheese.
Cholesterol has a key role for our body to build healthy cells, produce Vitamin D, and hormones.
As you may know, there are two different types of cholesterol. Low-Density Lipoprotein (or LDL) is considered being “bad” cholesterol as too much of this substance may clog up the arteries. The High-Density Lipoprotein (or HDL) is also called “good” cholesterol as it helps removing excess cholesterol.
Why keep Cholesterol under control?
High blood cholesterol may be a major health concern as it reduces the blood flow through arteries which may cause chest pain, heart attack or stroke.
Therefore, trying to regulate some factors such as a diet with less saturated fat or salt for example is primordial. Instead, emphasize on fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. Keeping your body weight in a healthy range and being physically active every day would also lower your cholesterol.
High cholesterol typically doesn’t cause any symptoms. In most cases it only causes emergency events. Therefore, it is important to have good habits and check your cholesterol rate as often as recommended by your health care practitioner.
What food may help with Cholesterol?
According to Harvard Medical School: “Changing what foods you eat can lower your cholesterol and improve the armada of fats floating through your bloodstream”.
Soluble fiber would bind cholesterol and drag them out of our system before they have a chance to get into circulation. Plant sterols and stanols, (found in many foods that come from plants) would block the body from absorbing cholesterol.
We could for instance suggest: oats, whole grains, beans, eggplants, citrus… to assist in absorption of cholesterol.
Moreover, polyunsaturated fats directly lower LDL such as flax seeds, sunflower seeds, walnuts…
Ingredients that may be helpful as well as they have promising results are turmeric, cinnamon, fennel, garlic, fatty fish, or avocado.
Trying to get into a healthy routine with a good diet helps optimizing a better health and wellness. It is important to try to eat diverse food, especially limiting the saturated and trans fats and exercise regularly. Before trying any alternative treatments, checking with your doctor to determine if they are safe for you is highly recommended.