What is Cholesterol?

Cholesterol is a yellowish substance in our body. Though vital, an excess of it can lead to various diseases. The primary function of cholesterol is the transportation of fats. It also plays several other roles such as protecting the muscular membrane and red blood cells and also serves as the defense mechanism.

Causes of Cholesterol:

Obesity, High blood pressure, intake of an excess of fats in the diet, stress, excessive drinking and smoking, diabetes and stress are some of the most common causes of high levels of cholesterol in the body. If you are also gasped with cholesterol, then there is no need to worry as there are many home remedies that reduce the level of cholesterol in the blood.

Home Remedies for Cholesterol:

  1. Drink at least 8-10 glasses of water on a daily basis. This is because; water enhances the excretory functions of the kidneys thereby reducing the level of cholesterol in the body.
  2. Add some coriander seeds in one glass of water and boil the water. Drink this mixture when the water is lukewarm. Coriander seeds are one of the best home remedies that help to reduce the levels of cholesterol in the body. Similarly, drinking coriander water also helps in reducing the levels of cholesterol in the body.
  3. Drinking onion juice is also one of the best home remedies that help to reduce the levels of cholesterol in the body. It also helps to cleanse the blood, regulates the heart action, cures insomnia and enhances digestive system.
  4. Apply some mudpack on the abdomen. This is because; it activates the kidneys and enhances the function of the liver and hence also helps to reduce the levels of cholesterol in the body.
  5. Eat Oat Bran. This is also one of the best home remedies that reduce the levels of cholesterol in the blood.
  6. Boil some cinnamon sticks in five cups of water and add a tsp of honey and consume it when it is lukewarm. This is one of the proven home remedies that helps to reduce the levels of cholesterol from the body.
  7. Eat more and more of wheat yeasts and germs. This is because; they are rich in Vitamin B6 and inositol and choline which contribute towards reduction of the cholesterol levels in the body.

Use these home remedies and successfully bring down the levels of cholesterol from your body. Apart from using these home remedies you also need to makes some changes to your diet. Avoid eating oily foodstuffs and increase the intake of fibers in your diet.

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One Response so far.

  1. vikas says:

    Thanks for such a good article . If you want to normalize cholesterol then I do have one suggestion to consume flax seeds . Not many people know about flax seeds. Flax seeds(Alasi in hindi) are also good source of Omega 3 acid and helps to reduce cholesterol .
    Flax seeds are a rich source of the valuable omega-3 unsaturated fatty acid, alpha linolenic acid. Omega-3 fatty acids are essential in your diet. Like vitamins, they can’t be made in your body and must come from foods or supplements. By increasing your omega-3 fatty-acid intake, you will produce a healthier ratio of these prostaglandins (hormone-like substances) in your body. Flax seeds have become more and more popular in recent years, due to their health-protective properties. Most notably, reducing the risk of heart disease, as well as the prevention of some cancers. Flax seeds are a rich source of alpha-linolenic acid. This is the plant-derived type of omega-3 fats, which has been shown to lower LDL cholesterol, as well as triglycerides levels. Flax seeds also contain both insoluble and soluble fiber. Soluble fiber is thought to aid in lowering cholesterol, by preventing the absorption of cholesterol within the body. Flax seeds are a valuable addition to your diet, to help decrease your risk of heart disease. Probably the most important and widely studied benefit of the omega-3 fatty acids is for the cardiovascular system. Lipid profiles, electrical conduction in the heart, platelet function, even blood pressure are optimized by omega-3 fatty acid intake.
    We should consume it daily . It is number one nutrition food item .Search online for more health benefit details of flax seed. You can buy it from nearby store or online and it is quite cheap (around 250 / KG) as compare to other healthy items like almonds.

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