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 to Reduce High Cholesterol Levels
Planet Ayurveda provides best combination of effective herbal remedies such as Heart Care Pack for ayurvedic treatment of high cholesterol. These remedies are very helpful in reducing high cholesterol levels naturally. These herbal remedies are prepared from using best quality herbs and strictly follow the principles of Ayurveda. All these herbal remedies of Planet Ayurveda are 100 percent pure, natural and vegetarian. These are free from chemicals, additives and preservatives. These are safe to use as these are free from side effects.
- Arjuna Capsules - 2 capsules twice daily.
- Arjun Tea - 2 cups twice daily.
- Total Heart Support - 2 capsules twice daily.
1. Arjuna Capsules
Planet Ayurveda's Arjuna Capsules contain 100% standardized extract of Arjuna (Terminalia arjuna). It has been found to be effective natural and pure herbal remedy for heart problems like blocked coronary arteries, high cholesterol, congestive heart failure and other heart problems. It is not only helpful in major heart problems but also for the metabolic diseases which lead to heart weakness and failure.
2. Arjun Tea
Arjun Tea is a nicotine/caffeine free herbal tea. It is an effective herbal remedy for ayurvedic treatment of bad cholesterol. It is a natural product consist of harmless herbs that are used in Ayurveda since ancient times. It's delicious taste makes it easy to consume. It is rich source of natural Anti-oxidants.
3. Total Heart Support
Total Heart Support is purely a herbal formulation without any chemicals added into it. Even the outer shell is transparent as we have not even used colored capsules because of the chemical used for coloring. The ingredients are frequently used in Ayurvedic system of medicine since 5,000 B.C. without any side effects. The capsules are very useful in high cholesterol, disturbed lipid profile and blocked coronary artereies.
To buy Heart Care Pack, please visit store.planetayurveda.com/products/heart-care-pack.
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.