Saturday, October 9, 2010

Home Remedies for High Cholesterol





Cholesterol is a very important component of the cells. It is involved in the production of bile acids and some hormones. However, increase in the cholesterol level results in the clogging of the arteries which is a major cause for heart attacks. Junk foods are the main cause of high levels of cholesterol in the body. Due to high level of cholesterol, there are increasing instances of heart attack in even in young people. Regulating the diet greatly reduces the high levels of cholesterol. Lifestyle is also another factor. Irregular eating habits, no exercise, and high alcohol intake also increases the cholesterol. Control these and you can control the cholesterol level. Herbal remedies are very effective and its regular use significantly reduces the high cholesterol. Doctors recommend that the total cholesterol level in the body should not be more than 200 mg/ dl. In the article below are given some ideas for controlling the high cholesterol level. 

Home Remedies To Lower Cholesterol

Garlic (lasuna)
Garlic is very effective in reducing the cholesterol level as it increases the High Density Lipoproteins (HDL) and decreases the Low Density Lipoproteins (LDL). It also greatly reduces the lipids in the body. Take one clove of garlic a day and after a period of twelve weeks, the cholesterol level would have decreased considerably.

Vitamin B3 (Niacin)
Niacin has been found to significantly decrease the triglycerides and increase the High Density Lipoproteins. Instead of taking vitamin B3 capsules, it is better to take a diet rich in it. You can increase the niacin intake by taking a diet of milk, green leafy vegetables, sweet potatoes, carrots, tomatoes, whole grains and legumes & dont forget sesame seeds..



Coriander Seeds
Take a glass of water and add two tablespoons of coriander seeds to it. Set it to a boil and after that strain and leave it for cooling. Drink this two times a day.

Fenugreek Seeds
Take two tablespoons of fenugreek seeds in a glass of water and keep it overnight. Strain it and drink the mixture in an empty stomach in the morning. The recommended daily intake of fenugreek seeds should be around 56 grams. Studies have shown that fenugreek seeds reduce the cholesterol level by 14%, after a period of twenty four weeks.

14 comments:

Jay said...

very informative post...

Tasty Appetite

Sayantani said...

my father has quite high cholesterol and ever since he is following the yogasanas and medicines of Baba Ramdev he refuses to take any more alopathy medicines. will forward this post to him and will incorporate these in daily diets. very useful post.

Angie's Recipes said...

Good to know that garlic helps in a way...:-))

Priya said...

Wowww fabulous remedies..thanks for sharing..

Pavithra said...

Nice post on cholesterol... thanks dear.

Lav said...

Good Info !! Useful one :)

Lavanya

www.lavsblog.com

Shanthi said...

Informative and useful

Sharmilee! :) said...

Such a informative post....I have heard abt grlic...coriander seeds and fenugreek sounds new to me....Thanks for the useful post!

srikars kitchen said...

Very Nice Post .. Useful Info.. thxs for the healthy tips..

Sailaja Damodaran said...

Thanks for the information......

Pushpa said...

Informative read and healthy tips...

Pushpa @ simplehomefood.com

Apu said...

Good information!!

Rachana said...

A very helpful post. Will pass on this info to my FIL.

Satya said...

very healthy article for decreasing LDL and increasing HDL .... I will incorporate this in our daily diet
...thanks for sharing


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