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Herbs to Lower Cholesterol

Wouldn’t it be great to find a natural, food-based way to end your high cholesterol woes?

Let’s be clear: High cholesterol is generally a problem related to lifestyle and dietary choices.

That’s the best place to start making changes.

However, the following herbs and supplements are helpful because they may help keep your cholesterol levels manageable. Most herbs for high cholesterol are indirectly beneficial, helping to promote better blood circulation, which improves the body’s ability to remove cholesterol.

Consider the following options:

Garlic

A proven cholesterol emulsifier, garlic helps loosen cholesterol from artery walls. Garlic, in general, is highly beneficial, providing antibiotic, antiinflammatory, and anticancer benefits.

Green Tea

Research shows that green tea may increase high density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol (‘good’ cholesterol), and lower triglyceride and lower density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol (‘bad’ cholesterol). It has also been well documented that green tea is excellent for the immune system, digestive and respiratory systems, and the heart.

Psyllium

An excellent source of soluble fiber, psyllium seeds swell in water, creating a great intestinal cleanser. By absorbing cholesterol, psyllium lowers the amount of cholesterol, thereby reducing the amount that gets into the bloodstream.

Red Yeast Rice

Red yeast rice is known as the cholesterol-fighting heavyweight herb.

It works by slowing down cholesterol production, often more effectively than oft-prescribed statin drugs. However, people with liver or kidney disease, serious infections, and certain vulnerable members of the population should seek professional advice before beginning this treatment.

Other options you might take in moderation include alfalfa, flax seeds, reishi mushrooms, and tomatoes.

Remember, none of these herbs can bring about a permanent cholesterol solution when used on their own. Treating underlying problems completely, while using the herbs to their best advantage additionally, will help improve overall health.

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