High Blood Cholesterol
Cholesterol is a waxy substance that’s found in the fats (lipids) in your blood. While your body needs cholesterol to continue building healthy cells, having high cholesterol can increase your risk of heart disease.
When you have high cholesterol, you may develop fatty deposits in your blood vessels. These deposits make it difficult for enough blood to flow through your arteries.
Your heart may not get as much oxygen-rich blood as it needs, which increases the risk of a heart attack. Decreased blood flow to your brain can cause a stroke
Top home remedies to reduce high blood cholesterol are
Oatmeal is full of soluble fiber, which we know lowers LDL levels.
Include oatmeal in your daily diet.
2.Drink apple cider vinegar
The pectin content and amino acids found in apple cider are effective in neutralizing the bad cholesterol levels in the body.
Drink one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar mixed in a glass of water.
Garlic supplementation seems to reduce total and LDL cholesterol. Check with your doctor if taking any anti-thrombotic drugs.
Eat 2-3 flakes of raw garlic daily whenever possible. Another way is to take 500mg garlic capsule twice daily.
Garlic can lower blood pressure and increase the risk of bleeding. Use caution if you have bleeding or blood pressure related conditions.
Garlic can irritate the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Use with caution if you have stomach or digestion problems.
Stop taking garlic at least two weeks before a scheduled surgery.
A study found that flavonoids in onions reduced the low-density lipoprotein (LDL), or “bad” cholesterol in obese people at risk of cardiovascular disease.
Include onion in your daily diet.
Onion might slow blood clotting and lower blood sugar. Use caution if you have bleeding or blood sugar related conditions.
Stop taking high dose of onion (i.e., as a medicine) at least two weeks before a scheduled surgery.
5.Use olive oil for cooking
Olive oil is rich in phenolics, plant substances that makes blood less likely to clot.
Olive oil might lower blood sugar. Use caution if you have blood sugar related conditions. Stop taking olive oil two weeks before surgery.
Ginger lower cholesterol by binding to it and inhibiting its absorption.
Take 5 -10gm of ginger capsule in divided doses per day. Also, you can consider drinking ginger tea throughout the day. If pregnant, do not take more than 1 gm of ginger.
Taking ginger might increase your risk of bleeding and lower your blood sugar. Use caution if you have bleeding or blood sugar related conditions.
7.Drink orange juice
Orange juice contains a variety of nutrients and phytochemicals, such as vitamin C and citrus flavonoids, that may play a role in lower your cholesterol.
Eat oranges or drink fresh orange juice.
8.Drink honey and lime juice
The antioxidants in honey prevent cholesterol from being moved out of the blood and into the lining of the blood vessels. Lemon is high in vitamin C, which is effective in lowering the LDL cholesterol.
Add one teaspoon of honey and one teaspoon of lime juice in one cup of hot water and drink early morning.
Do not give honey to children under 12 months of age because of the risk of infant botulism poisoning.
9.Take honey and cinnamon
The antioxidants in honey prevent cholesterol from being moved out of the blood and into the lining of the blood vessels. Some studies have suggested that both honey and cinnamon are effective in reducing the LDL cholesterol.
Take one tablespoons of honey and half teaspoon of cinnamon powder in one cup of hot water thrice a day. Avoid consuming large amount of cinnamon in pregnancy.
Do not give honey to children under 12 months of age because of the risk of infant botulism poisoning
A study found eating walnuts helped increase HDL and reduce LDL. Another study found that eating almonds helped lower LDL.
Eating a handful (1.5 ounces, or 42.5 grams) a day of most nuts, such as almonds, hazelnuts, peanuts, pecans, pistachio nuts and walnuts. Make sure the nuts you eat aren’t salted or coated with sugar.