How to lower cholesterol?
Everyone knows that cholesterol is bad for the body. However, this is not entirely true statement. Not all cholesterol is harmful, but only LDL-cholesterol, it is he who clogs the arteries and interferes with blood flow.
A person who has a significantly elevated level of cholesterol in the blood, doctors prescribe certain drugs, and also give recommendations on the right way of life. Let's see how to lower cholesterol, if there is no need for medications, and what to do when the rate is significantly exceeded.
- Exercise regularly! Constant (even small) exercise on the body stimulates its ability to cleanse the blood of fat after a person has eaten. Sport is the best method to lower the level of saturated fat, which means to reduce the level of "bad" cholesterol in the blood.
- Do not smoke! It is smokers who suffer the most from low levels of unsaturated fats, which means high cholesterol.
- Watch for weight! The more your body weight has exceeded the norm, the more cholesterol your body will produce.It is easier to avoid excess than to lower cholesterol if it has already accumulated in the body.
- Eat garlic, which thins the blood.
- Drink milk every day (at least 1 glass). It helps to increase the "good" cholesterol by 7%.
- Eat more fish (better boiled). It improves cholesterol by as much as 26%!
- Give up on beer. It increases the level of "bad" cholesterol by 7%. Do not abuse alcohol.
- Eat less eggs and fatty meats. It is better to replace pork, beef and chicken meat.
- Limit your intake of sugar and salt.
- Exclude sauces, mayonnaise, smoked meats, fast food.
- Include nuts in your diet, because they normalize metabolism, and make the walls of blood vessels more elastic. Thus, the plaques will be very difficult to settle on them.
- Vitamin E, as a strong antioxidant, prevents the appearance of fatty plaques.
- Fibric acids, for example, "Atromed - C", "Trikor" or "Lopid". They allow you to speed up the oxidation of fatty acids in your liver, and therefore reduce the level of lipoproteins and triglycerides.
- Statins, for example, "Baikol", "Mevacor" or "Lescol". They prevent the production of enzymes that are needed for the production of cholesterol in the human body.