How To Lower Your Cholesterol- by aihaozhe2


									When asked the question "How to lower your cholesterol" medical professionals
came up with some surprising answers. For years Doctors thought if you reduced your
consumption of cholesterol-rich foods, you would subsequently lower your
cholesterol levels.

Eliminating many of the foods people very much enjoy (like eggs, butter, and pork
liver sausage) did little to reduce cholesterol levels. It turns out the cholesterol in
foods has very little effect on your overall cholesterol levels.

So If a change in diet didn't reduce cholesterol - what would?

The real issue was not the cholesterol in the food, but what the food was being cooked
in. That was the real culprit. Cooking foods in saturated fats especially when they
became over cooked, turned out to be quite bad for you.

To lower your cholesterol you need to reduce your consumption of saturated fats (fats
obtained from animal products and certain plant oils) and replace those with 'smart'
fats. Change from vegetable oil, butter, lard or shortening to canola and olive oil. Cut
back on fatty meats and increase your consumption of fish.

Fish and fish oil supplements are packed with amazing cholesterol lowering -- DHA
(docosahexaenoic acid) omega-3 fatty acids -- the impact they can have on lowering
both cholesterol and triglycerides is quite dramatic. There is a great deal of scientific
proof of this.

Fish oil is considered a perfectly safe supplement to take, but if you are taking any
sort of blood thinning medication. Please check with your health care professional
before starting on one.

Plant sourced omega-3s like soybean, canola, flaxseed, walnuts, and the oils derived
from them are good, but not as good for heart health as the DHA omega-3 found in
fish and fish oil.

Green tea has been shown to help lower cholesterol levels either as the tea its self or
as a supplement -- both are effective.

A handful of walnuts or almonds per day has been shown to help with modest
reductions in cholesterol levels.

Suppose you have done everything right and still your cholesterol is too high. Now is
the time you might need to look at taking prescribed statins (cholesterol lowering
drugs). Unfortunately many of the statins available come with wicked side effects that
can in some cases be worse than the problems they are trying to prevent.
Is there an answer to how to lower your cholesterol?

Yes -- There is an alternative -- safe natural and effective supplements designed
specifically as cholesterol busters. Very often these supplements will quickly reduce
and minimize your cholesterol problem. All you have to do is try them!

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