Five Simple Steps to Lower Cholesterol
If you’ve found out from your doctor that you need lower cholesterol levels, it’s time to get to work. There are many things you can do to help lower your cholesterol to a healthier amount. Back to Top of your health online page
Changes can take time, but here are five simple steps to get you started.
Step One: Add flaxseed to your diet.
You can purchase flaxseed ground, whole, or in the form of oil. If you purchase it whole, you’ll need to grind it in a coffee grinder, blender, or food processor in order for your body to use it.
In the form of actual seeds, you should consume no more than 2 tablespoons each day and drink lots of water with it.
This is a food high in fiber and omega-3 fatty acids that can help lower cholesterol. You can also add just the oil to your food and it will help lower your cholesterol.
Step Two: Begin using a fish oil supplement.
Fish oil is high in omega-3 fatty acids which have been shown to reduce heart disease and lower cholesterol. Incidentally, they have also been shown to have a positive effect on mental health.
Some people complain about a fishy taste, but many supplements now come in forms that don’t have a fishy taste. Look for a formula that has been designed to prevent the unfortunate feeling of burping up fish.
Step Three: Hit the books.
It’s important to change your lifestyle in order to lower your cholesterol. There are several great books on diet and exercise plans that can get you started with improving your health.
Check out online bookstores where you can see reviews of the many great products available.
Lowering the amount of saturated fat in your diet is critical to lowering cholesterol. Adding exercise is also crucial – even if it’s just taking a walk around the block each day. Get the facts so you can make the changes you need.
Step Four: Add plant sterols to your diet.
You can purchase plant sterols in the form of supplements. You can also find margarines that have added plant sterols.
These chemicals help to lower cholesterol and fight heart disease.
Step Five: Keep an eye on your numbers.
Once you find out you have high cholesterol, it’s important to get it checked regularly.
This can be done at your doctor’s office, but you can also check your cholesterol with a home kit.
This can help you to check it more regularly. For a healthy heart, it’s important to lower cholesterol if it’s higher than 200.
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