Cholesterol Advice

Diet as a Means to Cure High Blood Cholesterol

It is possible for people who suffer from high blood cholesterol to reduce the levels of cholesterol, by following a suitably modified diet.

Such diets can be recommended by doctors and dieticians and can help to actively manage cholesterol problems. These diets are especially devised to help reduce the level of LDL or bad cholesterol and increase the levels of HDL or good cholesterol.

Increase in blood cholesterol levels takes place due to various factors. Lack of exercise, rich food and smoking are some of the factors that contribute to high blood cholesterol levels. Since diet is one of the major factors, a change in the diet is highly recommended for people suffering from high cholesterol.

Certain dietary tips that will go a long way in reducing blood cholesterol levels are as follows.

* Vegetables and fruit do not contain cholesterol. As a matter, the fiber in veggies and fruit prevent the assimilation of cholesterol by our bodies. Besides, these foods are rich in anti-oxidants that help to prevent the oxidation caused by free radicals in our body.

* Reducing the consumption of animal based foods such as meat, eggs and dairy products helps to  a great extent in lowering cholesterol levels in our blood.

* Swallowing a few raw garlic pods in the morning helps in lowering LDL cholesterol.

* Ginger juice, mixed with honey helps to thin the blood and reduces arterial plaque formation.

* Avoid refined breads, rice, cereals, pasta and eat whole grain products or cereals containing fortified bran. Eat bread and cereal prepared from whole grains such as oat, corn, barley and rice.

* Vitamin C  which is found in citrus fruits helps to reduce fats.

* Fruit juices such as apples and grapes should be consumed as these juices help to reduce fats. A better idea is to consume the fruit, whole as you get the goodness of natural fiber.

Following these tips will not only help to reduce blood cholesterol, but will result in a much healthier lifestyle.