How to reduce cholesterol levels without drugs.
Cholesterol can have serious consequences on your health, so learn to keep it under control before it’s too late. There are pills that can be taken to lower cholesterol, but you can turn to natural alternatives.
A first step to lower your cholesterol is to eat oatmeal for breakfast. By doing this, you take 2 grams of soluble fiber, and to take another half a gram, add a banana or strawberries to your diet. Nutritionists recommend consuming 15 to 30 grams of fiber a day and at least 10 grams needs to be soluble fiber.
Beans are extremely rich in soluble fiber and will maintain satiety feeling longer, because it takes longer to digest.
Numerous studies have shown that nuts are good for the heart and lower cholesterol. They are rich in nutrients that protect your heart.
Use vegetable oils when cooking instead of butter or margarine, and your cholesterol will be lower.
Fruits rich in soluble fiber.
Grapes, apples, strawberries and citrus fruits are rich in soluble fiber and will help lower your cholesterol levels.
Foods rich in stanols and sterols.
Plant’s stanols and sterols increase the body’s ability in absorbing cholesterol from food. You can find them as supplements. 2 grams of stanols and sterols per day lower your cholesterol with 12%.
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