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Herbal Remedies - Cholesterol

Cholesterol is a fat produced by the liver & most other cells in the body that is essential to our metabolic functions, including the production of hormones & bile, cholesterol in the blood helps our bodies to :-

  • Build the structure of cell membranes
  • Help our metabolism work efficiently
  • produce hormones like, testosterone
    and adrenalin

The human body naturally provides us with enough Cholesterol without ever having to digest foods that contain it, high cholesterol food products also usually contain high amounts of saturated fats.

There are however good and bad types of cholesterol, bad cholesterol or Low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol is detrimental to our health because it enters our bloodstream and clogs arteries. Good cholesterol called High-density lipoprotein or (HDL) cholesterol actually helps to remove the bad cholesterol present in our blood stream.

The best way to maintain healthy levels of cholesterol in our bodies is to avoid foods high in saturated fats, such as.

  • Full fat dairy products
  • Deep fried foods
  • Processed meats
  • Junk foods (cakes, biscuits)

Changes to diet is the most effective way of removing bad cholesterol from our bodies, there are however herbal remedies believed to help also

 

Herb
Milk Thistle Protects and strengthens liver cells.
Artichoke Lowers cholesterol and lipid levels in the blood.
Dandelion Improves production and movement of bile.
Garlic Blood purifier helping to prevent cholesterol build up.