Good cholesterol or HDL is useful for the development of hormones, appropriate use of food within the body, removal of bad cholesterol from the body, etc.
Bad cholesterol or LDL builds right up in the coronary arteries and obstructs the flow of blood. This in turn puts a pressure on the heart and results in strokes and heart diseases.
As a result, steps should be taken to control LDL and increase HDL. There are many home remedies for reducing bad cholesterol levels and controlling it.
⦁ Make a paste of cilantro and mix it in water and consume it each day for about 30 days.
⦁ Take a glass of milk. Add a clove of garlic to it and boil. Drink this for a day or two to reduce heart pain as well as to reduce cholesterol.
⦁ Make a habit to eat a clove of garlic every morning. This procedure takes some time, but is very efficient in reducing cholesterol levels.
⦁ Have dry fruits like almonds and walnuts daily.
⦁ Add the juice of half a lemon and a tablespoon of honey to a glass of warm water. Drinking this helps reduce cholesterol.
⦁ Some researches show that routine workouts help reduce cholesterol levels. Two and a half hours of exercise every week works wonders for the body and raises good cholesterol levels.
⦁ Drink sufficient water regularly. Water helps to flush out toxins and unwanted matter from the body.
⦁ Avoid consuming ice-creams, chocolates, red meat, buffalo milk products, groundnut oil, fried food and junk food.
⦁ Eat soy and soybean products along with green leafy fruits and veggies.
⦁ Eat fish regularly. Fish is rich in omega-3 fatty acids. It is healthy for the heart.
⦁ Reduce the intake of butter and ghee and instead increase the consumption of olive oil.
⦁ Last, but not the least, get rid of stress in your life. Meditate, go for long walks, spend some time alone and take care of yourself. These things help in lowering cholesterol levels.