High cholesterol is the recent invention of the modern lifestyle. However, it’s important to make the distinction between the two different kinds of cholesterol because there is also such a thing as good cholesterol.
HDL is known as the “good cholesterol”; it picks up cholesterol from the blood and delivers it to cells that use it, or back to the liver to be recycled or eliminated from the body.
LDL is commonly known as the “bad cholesterol”; it carries cholesterol from the liver throughout the body, making it available and potentially allowing it to be deposited in artery walls.
This natural remedy can significantly help your cholesterol without medications.
- 6 bunches organic parsley
- 50 grams baking soda
- 35 ounces chopped organic lemons
- 12 cups water
- Rinse the lemons well with cold water.
- Pour the water in a pot, add the baking soda and the lemons, and leave them thus for an hour.
- Chop the parsley and add it to the pot as well, and cook the mixture for a few hours on low heat.
- Remove the pot from heat and your syrup is ready! Store it in glass bottles in the fridge.
How to Use:
You should consume four tablespoons of this remedy before breakfast on an empty stomach every morning for 21 days.
Suggested Lifestyle and Low Cholesterol Diet Changes
To improve your cholesterol profile, try the following:
Lose weight. Even a modest amount of weight loss can lower cholesterol levels.
Reduce the amount of sugar and flour that you eat. Recent evidence indicates that added sugar – in the form of table sugar (sucrose) or high-fructose corn syrup – is probably a greater contributor to heart disease than is saturated fat.
In fact, certain components of full-fat dairy foods may be cardio-protective. As a general rule, don’t consume foods with added sugars. In particular, don’t consume soft drinks, which, because they contain no fiber to slow metabolism, cause rapid spikes and dips in blood sugar levels. The result can be overeating, obesity and heart disease.
Avoid trans-fat. These heart-damaging fats can reduce HDL levels and raise LDL levels. If you find “partially hydrogenated oil” listed in the ingredient list on food labels, find a healthier, low cholesterol diet substitute.
There are many spreads available on the market today that are free from trans-fat. Trans-fat is found in many kinds of margarine and in most heavily processed foods, as well as in snack foods like chips, crackers, and cookies, and in the oils used to cook fast-food french fries, doughnuts and movie popcorn.
Exercise. Daily aerobic exercise is one well-proven method to increase HDL levels.
Don’t smoke. Smoking is a risk factor for heart disease all by itself, but can also significantly lower HDL cholesterol.
Relax. Emotional stress may trigger the body to release fat into the bloodstream, raising cholesterol levels. Practice daily breathing exercises and a stress-reduction technique that works for you, such as yoga, meditation, guided imagery or tai chi.