We all know that eating some foods increases blood cholesterol but same is true for reducing it. Eating in way that frighteningly increases cholesterol levels is easy but few simple tweaks to your diet can play a vital role in controlling your cholesterol levels.
Food is one of the preferred and safe natural remedies for curing any health condition. Foods that supplies good amount of soluble fiber can lessen low density lipoprotein (LDL) which is so called bad cholesterol. Let’s have a look onto these foods without going into any further topic.
List of foods that effectively control cholesterol levels:
- Oats: Just have a bowl of oatmeal and you are done with almost 2 gms of soluble fiber. It seems too less to lower cholesterol? No, because it is recommended that you should have 10 gms of soluble fiber daily. And 1 bowl in the breakfast will just work fine. Well, if you are an oat-hater you can go for some other soluble fiber sources such as fresh apple, broccoli or spinach.
- Fatty fish: Wait don’t take ‘fatty’ in a wrong way because omega-3 fats present in certain fishes are the ones which will do the good thing to you. Omega-3s reduce triglycerides and bad cholesterols in the blood. You can try mackerel, salmon, herring, tuna or halibut for two times a week to get the health benefits.
- Nuts: Almonds, peanuts and walnuts keeps blood vessels of heart healthy and prevents heart diseases. They are rich in polyunsaturated fats which help reduce cholesterol levels. Eat a handful or 2 ounces of nuts and help yourself reduce cholesterol.
- Olive oil: Use healthy cooking oils such as olive oil that will supply antioxidants. Antioxidants will promote the synthesis of good cholesterol and reduce the bad ones. At least try to use two tablespoons of olive oil in place of other fats.
These foods are important due to their nutrient composition, but be knowledgeable and try similar acting foods that you can enjoy. When it comes to natural cure, you can also go for herbal medicines that will help control cholesterol levels. Abana from Himalaya is the so called heart tonic that not only controls cholesterol but also reduces blood pressure.
Seeking a natural remedy in the form of food or herb is always an easy and safe way of cure.