Home Remedies for Cholesterol

High cholesterol is one of the primary reasons for heart disease. There are many alternative treatments proposed for lowering cholesterol. But before you add any supplements or alternative therapies to your diet, talk to your health care provider. Here are some natural home remedies that will help lower your cholesterol levels. Keep reading!

Home Remedies for Cholesterol:

1. Garlic

Well-known for its wealth of health-promoting properties, research shows that garlic could even benefit cholesterol levels as well. According to one review of 39 studies, consuming garlic regularly for at least two months can lower cholesterol levels to reduce the risk of heart disease.

2. Coriander

Coriander is considered to be one of the best herbal diuretic agents. It can revitalize the kidneys and help them perform better in terms of excretion of waste. The kidney, therefore, can flush the excess cholesterol from the body. Coriander can be consumed along with food on a daily basis.

3. Orange Juice

Apart from being loaded with vitamin C, this citrus fruit is also rich in flavonoids, potassium, and phytosterols which keep high blood pressure levels in check and has a direct effect on lowering cholesterol levels.

How to consume:
Squeeze 1 orange to extract its juice
Strain or add into a glass
Drink 2-3 times daily
Drinking 2-3 glasses of fresh orange juice daily can help lower blood cholesterol levels by boosting HDL and decreasing LDL naturally.

4. Onion Juice

Onions are known to elevate good cholesterol levels as they are high in polyphenolic compounds known as flavonoids. These flavonoids help reduce LDL and also keep us safe from heart disease.

How to consume:
Grate 1 onion to extract the juice
Consume 1 tablespoon twice a day

5. Green Tea

Green tea is rich in catechins, a form of naturally occurring antioxidants. These not only prevent the release of free radicals but also help bring down bad cholesterol levels in the blood.

6. Coconut Oil

Though counterintuitive, coconut oil is considered a beneficial home remedy for high cholesterol, even though it is a saturated fat. Coconut oil contains lauric acid that helps increase HDL (the ‘good’ cholesterol) and improve the LDL/HDL ratio.

Add moderate amounts of organic coconut oil to your diet. You can have one to two tablespoons of this oil daily. Do not use refined or processed coconut oil.

7. Ginger

One 2014 study showed that ginger can lower your total cholesterol and triglycerides levels, while a study conducted in 2008 showed that it can reduce your LDL cholesterol levels and boost your HDL cholesterol. You can take ginger as a supplement or powder or simply added, raw, to food.

8. Honey

Adding a teaspoon of honey to a cup of hot water in the morning can help get rid of excess fat and cholesterol in the body system according to specialists. Even more effective is adding lime juice of drops of cider vinegar to the drink.

9. Turmeric

Added to eggplant, you can enjoy a cholesterol-fighting remedy at home with turmeric. Mix turmeric with cooked, mashed eggplant and boiling and spread it on wheat bread and have it after a meal.

10. Juice for High Cholesterol

The combination of its ingredients is very strong, and those who have tried it say the drink has a very strong effect.

You need:
◆ 1 clove of grated garlic,
◆ 1 tablespoon lemon juice,
◆ grated fresh ginger (1 piece),
◆ 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar,
◆ 15 g of honey.

Mix all ingredients, put them in a blender and blend them.

Effects are best when the drink is consumed before breakfast and before dinner. This remedy can be consumed three times a day in equal doses. You will experience the first results in a week.

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