Unfortunately for any patient the medical community sees with high cholesterol levels and every time a high cholesterol level case appears, they are very quick in prescribing some expensive medication to lower that level, while in the meantime; they are far less likely to suggest any kind of herbal or homeopathic treatments.
Besides the fact that there are foods that get you plenty of fiber, they also help lower the cholesterol level and some herbs can further reduce cholesterol in the bloodstream. For lowering cholesterol levels, foods containing pectin are highly recommended. Particularly beneficial is the white layer inside of citrus rinds, but also carrots and apples.
Amazingly, avocado which is a fruit with a very high-fat level is a great cholesterol reducer. Also, beans are very high in fiber and heavily help in the reduction of the cholesterol level. You can lower total cholesterol levels by as much as 19 percent by simply eating a cup and a half of beans or the same amount in a bowl of soup. Another great homeopathic way of lowering your cholesterol is by eating lots of garlic. Liberally used in your diet, not only will it lower your blood pressure as it is well known, but it will also help lower the cholesterol level. Be sure that in your daily diet you include generous amounts of onions and garlic.
Caraway is also a cholesterol-lowering herb that is actually a very aromatic spice. The cayenne pepper and other plants that contain the phenolic compound have demonstrated that they have a real effect when it comes to lowering the blood cholesterol levels.
A whole range of remedies from New Zeeland new to western medicine is proving to be valuable in this field.
The body stores everything you eat in excess as fat. Meaning that if you eat more calories than you should, no matter the source – those are stored as fat. John Allred has pointed out that if you eat small amounts of fat you can be kept away from overindulging on total calories.
This was explained because the dietary fat causes the human body to produce a certain hormone that tells our intestines to slow down the emptying process and this way the patient is less likely to overeat. Also, by simply reducing fat you might not be doing the smartest thing. Very low-fat diets provide help only to those who accompany this by a weight loss. In this case, you really get to lower your blood cholesterol level and triglyceride levels.