There are many controversies about cholesterol. The patients who are suffering from coronary artery, peripheral artery or the carotid artery disease can benefit a lot from some cholesterol lowering medicines. Here are some of the ways in which you can lower cholesterols naturally:
• Modify your eating habits
Replace consumption of Trans and saturated fats with healthy monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. You should pay more attention to the food label. Trans fat does not become an important part of diet. This lowers good cholesterol and raises bad cholesterols. Such kind of cholesterols is found in fried foods and margarines. Any product contains partially hydrogenated oil that has Trans fat.
• Increase consumption of dietary fiber
You should consume 25 – 35 g fiber every day. It helps in binding cholesterols and also eliminates it from your body. Some of the rich sources of fibers are whole grains, legumes, vegetables and fruits. The soluble fibers are considered to be more beneficial and the insoluble fibers are best for gut health.
• Benefits of flax
Flax helps you to lower the levels of triglyceride and it consists of omega 3 fatty acid that is called alphalinolenic acid. It is a rich source of protein and potassium and it consists of lignans that are phytoestrogen and antioxidants.
• Make changes in your diet
You should incorporate phytosterols in diet. These plants can compete with cholesterol for carrying out absorption activities in the digestive system. It lowers the level of cholesterol by 10 % and LDL by 14%.