3 Effective Ways to Lower Cholesterol
Here are simple healthy changes you can make for a healthier heart.
1. Lower Cholesterol by Eating Fibre
Fibre is one of the best combatants against cholesterol. It’s been proven that upping the intake of fiber by 5 to 10 grams a day reduces LDL (bad) cholesterol by up to 5%. To give you an idea of the amount of fiber this translates to, a 1.5 cups of oatmeal is equivalent to 3 grams of soluble fiber. Soluble fiber is great for preventing heart diseases and can be found in oatmeal, oat brand, chia seeds, vegetables and fruits. As it disolves in water creating a gel-like substance, it becomes an effective tool to reduce high cholesterol and glucose levels. We recommend Biogrow Oat BG22, Pristine Oat Bran, and Love Earth Chia Seeds as some of the sources for soluble fiber.
2. Lower Cholesterol by Drinking Right
Do you know that if you are dehydrated, your body increases its production of cholesterol to keep your cells moist, which allows tissues to exchange nutrients for waste efficiently? Dehydration also lowers the volume and flow-rate of your blood, which may cause a cholesterol build-up risk in your arteries. So drink up and drink well. We recommend the VWA cellular functioning water which absorbs rapidly into your body due to its hexagonal shape. If you don’t have access to that, drink as much clean water as you can. Being well-hydrated is the key to health.
3. Lower Cholesterol by Moving Often
You don’t need to invest in a gym membership in order to get adequate exercise. A daily brisk walk or jog for 30 minutes goes a long way. Remember, it’s not the tenacity that matters, it’s being consistent. If 30 minutes is too long for you, try 10 minutes on your first day 1 and push it up by 1 minute each day. By the end of a month, you would be able to do 40 minutes easily.
Supplements to help you manage cholesterol levels: