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How Can I Lower My High Cholesterol?

by Michelle
(taylors falls mn)

How can I get my high cholesterol lowered?

Answer: Cholesterol is more easily controlled than many people realize. The easiest way is to reduce dietary intake of animal foods. Meat and dairy are the only sources of cholesterol other than that which your liver produces. If you reduce or eliminate these foods from your diet, that will help.

In addition to that, eating high fiber foods is another fantastic way to maintain healthy cholesterol levels. Fiber binds to cholesterol in your digestive system then leaves your body through normal elimination.

Some of the best high fiber food choices are fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grains (not flour), and legumes. Berries and avocados are particularly high fiber fruits. Leafy greens, carrots, peas, broccoli, cabbage, and sweet potato are good options, as well.

In addition to the high fiber foods, you might want to research Essential Fatty Acid (EFAs) supplements like hemp seed oil and flax seed oil. These are available in both liquid (most cost effective) or softgel. These products have proven to be effective for balancing cholesterol levels and promoting overall health.

My favorite option is shelled hemp seed. It's delicious, rich in quality protein and EFAs. You can eat them straight, on salads, or mixed into smoothies. 1-2 tablespoons a day is an excellent option.

One last suggestion is take an herbal supplement to improve liver health. Most folks use milk thistle seed because of its long history and scientific research. There are many other options including dandelion root, burdock root, garlic, and/or turmeric root.

Do some research and you'll find many great formulas for promoting liver health. By supporting your liver, you will naturally help your liver do its many important jobs, like maintaining healthy cholesterol levels.

The best course of action is to empower yourself by studying natural health. The more informed you are regarding this subject, the more capable you will be to take control of your health and overall well-being. Read material from authors like Michael Tierra, Andrew Weil, Christopher Hobbs, and Linda Page.

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