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					Cholesterol is a waxy steroid metabolite found in the cell membrane and transported
in the blood plasma of all the animals. Cholesterol is an important module for the
manufacture of the bile acids, steroid hormones, and fat soluble vitamins including
vitamin A, vitamin D, vitamin E and vitamin K. Hypercholesterolemia or high blood
cholesterol is not a disease but a metabolic de-arrangement that can lead to many
diseases and can contribute to many forms of diseases; specially cardio-vascular
diseases. The reasons for high cholesterol are:
  - Cholesterol rich diet and sedentary lifestyle - Genetic factors. - Presence of
diseases like diabetes or underactive thyroid.
  High cholesterol is one of the major health issues of the 21st century. High levels of
cholesterol in the blood cause great disruption in the enduring person 鈥檚 life; daily
life being affected severely. This is even due to lack of knowledge about the problem,
lack of knowledge about how to lower it naturally. Some positive steps towards
lowering your cholesterol are as follows:
  - Decrease saturated fats in your diet to less than 7% of your calories and increase
your polyunsaturated and mono-saturated fats. - Start reading labels of ingredients of
any tinned, canned, packet or sachet edibles or beverages that you have; so that you
know the amount of calories that you are intaking. - Increase the amount of fibres in
your food; oats are a fibre rich diet. - Almonds, walnuts and pecans rich diet is again
helpful in cholesterol control. - Increase soy-protein like tofu or soy foods to
substitute meat. - Increase consumption of plant stanols and sterols by substituting
buttery foods or margarine in your diet. - Increase the amount of vegetables, whole
grains, fish and tree nuts in your diet instead of poultry and meat products. - Increase
omega-3 fatty acids in the diet by eating foods like salmon or tuna fish. - Regularise
your exercise schedule. Include more aerobics or other high sweating exercises in
your regime.
  If the above mentioned steps are convoyed along with some natural herbal remedies,
the control pace is almost doubled with absolutely no side effects. Some herbs that
help in lowering or controlling cholesterol are:
  - Terminalia arjuna 鈥?A herbal tea made from the arjuna plant - Cinnamon - Amla
Juice - Niacin etc.
  Planet Ayurveda, your natural friend for all health problems provide you with natural
supplements to reduce cholesterol, like Arjun Tea, Heart Support Capsules, Amla Saar,
Arjun Saar, etc. So don 鈥檛 let yourself down and challenge your high cholesterol,
as there is nothing you can 鈥檛 win when you have a will.

				
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