Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Few tips to lower your cholesterol level

Cholesterol is a fat-like substance which is formed in the human body. Cholesterol should be balanced to lead a healthy life. When the blood contains too much of cholesterol the excess cholesterol gets deposited on the inner lining of the artery wall. This reduces the space in the artery and thickens and hardens the artery.

There will be a difficulty in blood flow due to the space reduction in the artery. This will lead to the chest pain. If the blood flow is stopped in the coronary arteries it will lead to heart attack.

Cholesterol can be controlled by good exercise and a balanced diet. To increase the good cholesterol, body exercising is the best way. Regular exercise and balanced food can reduce your cholesterol.

Few tips to lower your cholesterol level:

  • Having fresh fruit juice and vegetable juice, coffee and tea is harmless.
  • Fish does not contain fat so it can be used.
  • Only white part of the egg can be eaten by those who have high cholesterol.
  • Clear soups can be consumed.
  • Wheat food can be used in high quantity than the rice items.
  • Comparing to rice wheat is having lower fat.

Few Don’ts:

  • To control the cholesterol mainly, we should avoid fat items in the food. Milk, milk products like yogurt, condensed milk, butter, cheese which contain fats should be avoided.
  • Try to avoid meat and fleshy items, fried oily foods, chocolates, cocoa, cream dessert, which increases the fat.
  • Oils like coconut oil, dalda, saturated oils are also not good for those who are having high cholesterol.
  • Eat a balanced diet and exercise regularly to lower your cholesterol and live healthy.