Lower Your Cholesterol Naturally

PUBLISHED ON February 2, 2020 Read TIME: 2 minutes VIEWS: 96

Cholesterol is made in your liver and has many important functions. For example, it helps keep the walls of your cells flexible and is needed to make several hormones cholesterol does not dissolve in water. Instead, its transport in the body depends on molecules called lipoproteins, which carry cholesterol, fat and fat-soluble vitamins in the blood.

There are some natural ways to reduce cholesterol.

1. Exercise

Based on a review of 13 studies, 30 minutes of activity five days a week is enough to improve cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart disease.

2. Weight lose 

weight loss has a double benefit on cholesterol by increasing beneficial HDL and decreasing harmful LDL.

3. Don’t smoke

smoking was associated with decreased HDL levels and increased total cholesterol.

4. Use Alcohol

Alcohol also improves “reverse cholesterol transport,” meaning cholesterol is removed from blood and vessel walls and taken back to the liver. This reduces the risk of clogged arteries and heart disease A Study found that drinking 24 grams of alcohol from white wine daily improved HDL by 5%, compared to drinking equal amounts of white grape juice.

5. Use fish oil 

Fish oil is rich in the omega-3 fatty acids docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA). A study found that omega-3 fatty acids, including from fish oil supplements, reduced the risk of heart disease and prolonged life expectancy

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