High blood cholesterol has a direct connection with heart diseases. The possibility of having high cholesterol level increases with an unhealthy lifestyle, i.e. eating food with high-fat content, being an overweight and sedentary lifestyle. To lower down the high cholesterol level, you must have a healthy diet low in saturated fat. However, in order to do it naturally, there are some foods which work as Cholesterol busters. Some of them are:
Fatty fish like Salmon, sardines are a rich source of omega -3 fatty acids, good for our heart health. The cholesterol-lowering property is the latest development revealed by Loma Linda University. According to this study when saturated fats were replaced with omega -3 fatty acids found in fatty fish, High-density lipids (HDL-a good for your health) level was boosted by 4%.
Garlic is magical food, it has numerous health benefits and one of them is cholesterol-busting property. A couple of research study has concluded that garlic prevents artery-clogging process at the initial stage. It keeps away cholesterol from artery wall hence prevents sticking to it. It also reduces blood pressure and protects against various infections.
Black tea is well known for its antioxidant property. But it also contains some chemicals which help to lower down high cholesterol level. A research conducted with USDA found that drinking black tea for 3 weeks significantly reduces LDL level, up to 10%.
This popular green leafy vegetable is loaded with lutein, an element common to all green vegetables. Lutein helps to control cholesterol level as well as it prevents clogging along artery walls.
This is another genuine reason to drink red wine for good cause. A research conducted at Universidad Complutense de Madrid in Spain found that drinking red wine made from high-fiber Tempranillo red grapes has a significant effect on lowering cholesterol level. The individuals who consumed red wine, their Low-Density Lipid (LDL- a bad for your health) level dropped by 9%. So keep drinking red wine for your good health. But make sure to have 1 or 2 drink per day, not more than that.
A research published in American Journal of Clinical Nutrition concluded that volunteers who ate 1.5 ounces of whole walnut, 6 days a week for 1 month, their cholesterol level was dropped by 5.4%. So adding few nuts in your diets such as cashew or almond definitely help you to control cholesterol level. But remember nuts are high in calories, so count and then eat to maintain your daily calorie intake.
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