How to reduce cholesterol levels in the blood naturally?
Before knowing how to reduce cholesterol levels in the blood, we should understand how cholesterol works inside the body.
Cholesterol is a white sticky waxy substance found in the blood plasma. Whenever the inner wall of an artery is hurt or injured, the cholesterol patch heals it by covering the wound and healing it. This healing is not so perfect and slowly the deposit of the lipids leads to bumpy internal arterial structure (thrombus/plaque) which further leads to clogged arteries.
Although maintaining optimum cholesterol levels is important but more important is prevention of recurrent injuries to the internal arterial walls. Man's age is known by the age of his arteries. Arteries die or age out by the process called Atherosclerosis i.e. deposition of fats inside the arteries leading to their blockage.
According to Ayurveda Cholesterol is a raw material made by our own body to heal the arteries. If there are more injuries, body needs more healing material. So there is elevation of cholesterol levels.
Therefore the culprit of artery aging or blockages is not the cholesterol but the injuries being caused by free radicals inside the arterial walls. There prevention from these injuries is very important to prevent clogging in the arteries and elevation of cholesterol levels.
What causes injuries inside the arterial walls?
There are many reasons for arterial hardening and blockages. These are many direct and indirect reasons for elevated cholesterol levels and injury to arterial walls or other cells of the body:
- Free radicals (oxidants)- Generated by Stress, synthetic / chemical based drugs
- Cholesterol rich food - trans fat foods
- Frozen and packaged food
- Fried Food
- Pollutants, Pesticides and fertilizers
- Blood pressure and Diabetes
- Lack of eating natural food or fiber rich food
Herbs and Supplements which help to reduce cholesterol naturally
- Arjuna - An excellent natural supplement to reduce cholesterol effectively
- Cinnamon and Arjuna
- Soluble fiber - Oats, barley, rye
- Legumes (peas, beans) Some fruits such as apples, prunes, and berries Some vegetables, such as carrots, brussel sprouts, broccoli, yams. Five to 10 grams a day of soluble fiber has been found to reduce LDL cholesterol levels in the blood
- Cinnamon - ( Arjun Tea )
Who Needs to reduce Cholesterol?
High cholesterol is usually treated based on total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, and HDL cholesterol levels, plus the presence of additional risk factors for heart disease:
- Previous heart attack
- High blood pressure
- Low HDL cholesterol
- Family history of early heart disease
- Age over 45 in men and greater than 55 in women
Herbal Remedies for to reduce cholesterol levels in the blood naturally
1. TOTAL HEART SUPPORT
100 % pure and vegetarian capsules which are easy to consume and have no side effects.
Dose - 2 Capsules, twice daily with plain water, half an hour after meals.
2. ARJUN TEA
A great herbal tea with a delicious flavor and captivating aroma that relaxes the mind and reduces stress levels in the body.
Dose - 1 -2 Cups, twice daily.
3. ARJUN CAPSULES
These contain standardized extracts of Arjuna (Terminalia Arjuna). Again a 100 % natural preparation with no known side effects.
Dose -1 Capsule, twice daily with plain water after meals.
Where to buy Heart Care Pack?
To buy Heart Care Pack, please visit store.planetayurveda.com/heart-care-pack.html
Foods that help to reduce Cholesterol levels naturally
- Red Wine
- Salmon / Shell fish and Krill Oil
- Walnuts & Almonds
- Psyllium and Triphala
- Margarine with plant sterols
- Olive Oil
Behavior and attitude - THE TIGER OF STRESS
Our attitude and behavior has very important role to play in leading a normal healthy life. Positive attitude and good behavior leads to happy, healthy and longer life. Keep negative feelings away from your mind is very important to maintain physical, mental, social, financial and spiritual health. Imbalance in any of these healths leads to imbalance of the other health. The balance can be maintained only by forgiving attitude, positive attitude.
If there are feelings of hatred, anger, jealousy, discontentment, too many jobs and works in mind at a time, stressful lifestyle there is generation of free radicals in the body. This stress leads to constant eruption of "adrenaline and Cortisol volcano" from our kidneys. These 2 hormones increase Blood pressure and Sugar levels and disturb the harmony of all systems inside the body, including the mental balance.
Stress is the leading cause of imbalance now. About 5,000 years ago, Suppose you are in a jungle and a tiger comes in front and this is a very stressful situation.
In stressful situation, the muscles, brains, heart need blood, oxygen, nutrition, glucose / energy.
The blood provides all nutrition/ glucose, oxygen to these important organs needed to fight the tiger or even if you decide to run way, still these organs need most of the energy.
All this comes from the non-vital organs which are not needed to fight the stress. These non-vital organs at that time are - Digestive system, reproductive system, skin, Bone marrow and excretory system.
Nowadays, the Tiger is permanent in our lives. The tiger of financial matters, relationships, future thoughts, career is the Tiger which is always there standing in front of us. It never goes away and we can't even run away from it.
The stress hormones - Cortisol and Adrenaline are being pumped all the time in our body by the kidneys to fight this present day Tiger.
The organs - heart, brain, muscles are always consuming oxygen. Palpitations, blood pressure, insomnia, restlessness, anxiety, muscle stiffness, fatigue, high sugar levels (diabetes), hair loss, skin diseases, wrinkles are the symptoms of too much burden on these organs but this Tiger never goes away.
The non-vital organs like Digestive system, excretory system, Skin, Reproductive system are not getting enough oxygen, enough nutrients, enough blood supply to maintain their normal functions. These organs start to fail. The gastric ulcers, flatulence, constipation, IBS, Ulcertative colitis, Psoriasis, skin problems, urea, creatinine, cholesterol, Erectile dysfunction, Ovarian cysts, fibroids, Irregular menstruation, Infertility, Low Sperm count are the outcome of continuous presence of this Tiger in our lives today.