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What is the easiest way to fight cholesterol? 

  13/03/2023 20:27 Noticias

What is the easiest way to fight cholesterol?

According to the Spanish Society of Arteriosclerosis, it considers acceptable cholesterol figures below 220 mg/dl, triglycerides less than 200 mg/dl, LDL or bad cholesterol less than 150 mg/dl and HDL or good cholesterol greater than 35 mg/dl. dl.

But what is cholesterol?

▪ First it is worth clarifying that the necessary cholesterol. We will remember that cholesterol is a fatty substance that exists in the blood and tissues of animals. All human cells contain cholesterol, which is also involved in the formation of vitamin D or sex hormones. Without cholesterol, for example, the body would be unable to absorb fat.

Some people have a genetic tendency to produce cholesterol. If we add to this an excess of foods that contain it (such as animal fats, especially if they are saturated), and factors such as being overweight, a sedentary lifestyle, lack of physical exercise and stress, the result is catastrophic for health.

High levels of cholesterol in the blood considerably increase the risk of suffering from cardiovascular diseases, since cholesterol accumulates in the arterial walls, being able to cause arteriosclerosis.

How to fight it?

One of the healthiest ways is through phytotherapy or medicinal plants. For that, we recommend going to a specialist.

 GARLIC BULBS. Inhibit cholesterol synthesis
Garlic (Allium sativum) reduces total cholesterol, triglyceride and LDL levels, without modifying HDL levels, by inhibiting hepatic synthesis and hepatic deposits of cholesterol. It also has an antihypertensive and anticoagulant effect.

In addition to the effect on breath and sweat, garlic can cause gastrointestinal upset if taken outside of meals. Take with caution in case of active bleeding and in treatments with anticoagulants or haemostatics.

Fat balance

Olive leaf (Olea europaea L.) produces an antihypertensive and diuretic action, so its use is advisable in cases of mild or moderate arterial hypertension. Along with its great nutritional value, olive oil.



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