8 Best Home Remedies For High Cholesterol

High Cholesterol

High cholesterol is one of those cliched outcomes of today’s lifestyle problems. Cholesterol is a fatty substance found in the blood, it functions to build healthy cells in body. However, if the cholesterol levels in blood go up, it augments heart diseases.Cholesterol in human body is categorized into, Low Density Lipoproteins (LDL), High Density Lipoproteins (HDL), Triglycerides, Very Low density Lipoproteins (VLDL).

LDL and VLDL have higher density of fat content and lesser protein density, so they are bad for arteries. LDL also hinders with HDL, called the good cholesterol, which helps in formation of membranes and restricts LDL to form plaque in arteries. High cholesterol can be brought to control and can be managed effectively with home based solutions, with a few precautions in mind. They can be as good as a prescription medicine and come without side-effects too.

Best Home Remedies For High Cholesterol

Garlic

Garlic is the best known cholesterol guard, it works by increasing HDL and reducing LDL. Use garlic to prepare your daily meals.

Garlic

Also take 2 bulbs of raw garlic every day morning in empty stomach. If you dislike the taste of raw garlic, you can take this blend of garlic boiled with a glass of milk.

Soybeans

Soybeans

Include soybeans in one meal a day for at least a month, to lower cholesterol. Lecithin content in soybean can widen the arteries to allow unobstructed flow of fats, which gets blocked otherwise in the arteries. Soy can reduce LDL by about 20% in just a month.

Oats

Oats

Oatmeal has a rich soluble fiber that can stick and carry the cholesterol from intestine, to get it excreted from body. This soluble gluey fiber is a very good cholesterol buster and can lower fat not only from intestine but also from bloodstream. Include oats in the least processed form in your breakfast, to derive maximum benefits.

Cinnamon

½ a teaspoon cinnamon taken daily with a teaspoon of honey can bring a drastic 26% decline in bad cholesterol in just around a month. Alternatively, you can also add cinnamon to your coffee or tea.

Cinnamon

Cinnamon is a great source of calcium and fiber; both of them individually work to remove bile from the body. In this process cholesterol automatically clears up to formulate new bile.

Coriander Seeds

Add 2 teaspoons of coriander seeds in a glass of water and let it boil for a while. Consume this solution twice a day for a month.

Coriander Seeds

Instead, you can use dried and powdered coriander seeds with fenugreek leaves/curry leaves/cumin seeds to prepare the brew. Coriander binds and excretes bile from body like cinnamon and lowers cholesterol.

Fruits And Vegetables

Fruits And Vegetables

Grapefruits, pear, apple, carrots, strawberries, cabbage, beans, peas, lady’s finger, beets, onions and onion juice can slow down oxidation of bad cholesterol and remove build ups of fat in arteries.

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Nuts

Of all the nuts almonds and walnuts have the richest cholesterol lowering agents. Almonds are rich in calcium and magnesium, both of which can burn down high cholesterol levels.

Nuts

Similarly walnuts, have omega- 3 fats which are known to have a direct effect on lowering bad cholesterol. A handful of almonds or walnuts can be taken daily for around a month to break the high cholesterol build up.

Alfalfa Leaves (Bathua)

Add one tablespoon of alfalfa leaves to 1 cup of water, and let it boil for 15 minutes. Flavor it with honey to improve the taste and take this brew twice in a day. Alfalfa has saponin that has the ability to prevent and absorb the fats in arteries.

Alfalfa Leaves

While pursuing the above remedies it is also important to lower fat intake, increase the servings of fruits and vegetables, exercise at least 4 times a week and try to quit smoking, to get better outcome.