Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Lower cholesterol with nuts and other natural foods

In a recent study, it was found that eating at least 67 grams of nuts daily helps reduce cholesterol and triglyceride levels as well as improves the HDL-LDL ratio. Not only does this help to improve one's cholesterol profile but it also helps to reduce the risk of heart attack.

It was also found that the benefits of nuts were greatest for those with already high cholesterol levels, those who had unhealthy diets and those who were thin.
People who already had healthy diets which helped maintain cholesterol levels did not gain as much benefits from nuts. This makes sense because such people already were consuming healthy wholesome foods.

Including nuts in your diet as well as changing to a more wholesome non-fatty diet consisting largely of whole grains, vegetables, fruits and legumes will have noticeable effects on cholesterol levels. Starting a daily exercise routine is also important.

Your diet can also be supplemented by herbs such as Guggul which have been proven to have anti-cholesterol effects. One of the explanations proposed for Guggul's remarkable hypolipidemic effects is that Guggulsterones antagonise two nuclear hormone receptors involved in cholesterol metabolism. Guggul is actually the extract obtained from the resin of the Commiphora Wightii tree which grows largely in India.
Guggul helps lower cholesterol
More information on Guggul Purchase Himalaya Guggul

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