Sunday, February 16, 2014

How to Maintain Cholesterol Level

Cholesterol is a fatty deposit and that occurs naturally in all parts of body. This is necessary element for body to work properly. As minerals are good for health, this particular fat is also beneficial for good health. Cholesterol is found in the blood circulation of body.
The cholesterol in a person's blood originates from two major sources one is dietary intake and another is liver production. Dietary cholesterol is found in meat, fish, dairy products and poultry products. Organ meats, such as liver, are especially high in cholesterol content, while foods of plant origin contain no cholesterol. After a meal, cholesterol is absorbed by the intestines into the blood circulation and is then packaged inside a protein coat. This cholesterol-protein coat complex is called a chylomicron.
Affect of physical activity on cholesterol
Whenever we do any physical activity, this increases HDL cholesterol level in some people. This HDL indicates the lower risk of heart disease. Physical activity can also help control weight, diabetes and high blood pressure. Aerobic physical activity raises your heart and breathing rates. Regular moderate intensity physical activity such as brisk walking, jogging and swimming also condition your heart and lungs.
How to maintain cholesterol level
If you want to keep your cholesterol level under control you should schedule a screening. Fatty foods are source of cholesterol so; you should eat foods that are low in cholesterol and saturated fat. You should also maintain healthy fat. Try to do more physical activities. You should follow advice of your health care professional's advice.
Herbal remedies to maintain cholesterol level
Guggal has been shown to lower blood-fat levels while raising levels of HDL, this is the reason that it is called good cholesterol. This is also useful in atherosclerosis, psoriasis and cardiac ischemia. It has been shown that Guggul can lower blood cholesterol by 14-27% and it can also lower triglycerides by 22-30%. Coriander seeds act as good herbal remedy for cholesterol. Take 1 glass of water, add 2 tablespoons of coriander seeds and boil it. Let the infusion cool for some time and then strain it. Drink this mixture thrice in a day.
Onion juice is helpful in reducing the level of cholesterol. It also works as a tonic. It cleans blood, helps digestive system, cures insomnia and regulates the heart action & helps in lowering cholesterol. This is a good and simple home remedy for cholesterol.
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