Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Foods That Can Reducing Cholesterol Levels

You must know what is cholesterol? Or maybe never heard of it?  

Cholesterol is a fat, this substance is one of the components of the fat itself. The presence of fat in our body itself actually has a function as a nutrient that is needed by the body in addition to other nutrients such as carbohydrates, proteins, vitamins and minerals.

Types of cholesterol

1. LDL (Low Density Lipoprotein)
In terms of composition, LDL contains large amounts of cholesterol compared with other components such as proteins and triglycerides. LDL is often referred to as bad cholesterol, because cholesterol and fat levels are high and thick it will cause the attachment of cholesterol in the blood vessel walls during transport performed.

2. HDL ( High Density Lipoprotein)
HDL or good cholesterol known as having the highest protein content than other cholesterol components. When circulating in the bloodstream, HDL absorbs excess cholesterol in the LDL and brought him back to the liver to be parsed. Liver cholesterol and throw it into the outline in the gall bladder

According to scientists, one of the best diet to manage cholesterol is strawberries. On Strawberries contain many substances that are healthy for the heart, namely, vitamin C, potassium, phytochemicals, folic acid, fiber and phytosterols which can inhibit the absorption of cholesterol.

The same thing also been found by researchers from the University of Oklahoma on relation of dietary supplements in the form of powder of the frozen strawberries and dry them with a 11 percent reduction in bad cholesterol (LDL) in participants who were obese for two months.
Lean beef is another excellent food for cholesterol. While eating too much red meat can sacrifice your body, a study found that eating 4.5 to 5 ounces of lean beef per day can reduce bad cholesterol or LDL.

Cholesterol-lowering diet recommended by scientists such as green tea, flaxseed and dark chocolate. But it is also important for you to make healthy lifestyle patterns such as more exercise, reducing stress and sleep well, 

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