If you suffer from high cholesterol, you will be happy to know that you can reduce your overall cholesterol levels by certain foods that you have in your diet. Through diet and supplements, you can be on your way to a happier healthier you. Let’s take a look at some of the ways you can control it.
o There has been studies that prove regular exercise will help you to reduce cholesterol, but unfortunately, most people are to busy to fit any time into their day for exercising. Walking is one of the easiest exercises to incorporate into your day as you can sneak it in easily to your routine. Ten minutes here and ten minutes there and before you know it, you have a full thirty minutes of beneficial exercise in.
o The best diet so far to lower cholesterol is a low fat diet with an increased level of exercise. You should make sure that your diet is less than 30% fat but for the best benefits, you should reduce your fat intake by 15% – 20%. Try to cut out as much of the saturated fats from your daily diet to lower your overall cholesterol. Make it a habit to read labels on all of the food products that you purchase to be sure to have accurate information. Stay clear of butter, eggs, cream sauces, pre-packaged frozen meals, fatty meats, cakes, chips, cookies and most any other junk food.
o Incorporate more fiber, garlic, fish oil and soy into your diet as they are considered the top choices in reducing cholesterol. Some good sources of fiber are vegetable and fruits as well as bean, grains and whole grain bread.
o When it is not possible to get the right amount of fiber, garlic or Omega-3 acids, the best choice would to use supplements. Garlic and Omega-3 acids have been proven to reduce cholesterol levels. Both of these wonder supplements can be bought over the counter in the vitamin sections of most drug stores and natural food stores. You can take the supplements, which are odorless, and still get the same effect as if you got them through your food intake. The coating on the supplements, allow the active ingredients of the garlic or the omega-3 acids to be absorbed through the small intestine without being disturbing the stomach digestion.
No matter what natural way you choose to go with to reduce your cholesterol, you can be sure that you will be making a good choice in taking control of your health. Remember, as with starting any new diet or before taking any natural supplements, check with your doctor to make sure that it is the right choice for you. Check with your local health food store to see what they have available to help you naturally lower your cholesterol.
Many people do not like taking medications, so natural alternatives can be a great blessing to many. Do some research to see what options you have available to you. This will help you make an educated choice in your treatment plan.