Cholesterol is a soft fatty substance produced in the liver and found in animal tissues. In the body it is used to: build cell membranes, as an insulating layer around nerve fibers and as a base for some hormones. The human body needs cholesterol. The problem starts when the amount is too much.
There are two important cholesterol levels: HDL (High Density Lipoproteins) and LDL (Low Density Lipoproteins). Cholesterol cannot travel through the body in a free state - it needs to be bound to something else. By attaching itself to a protein or fat (the ones that make up the lipoprotein), cholesterol is able to circulate in the bloodstream.
HDL and LDL are two different types of lipoproteins with one big difference that relates to health: HDL removes cholesterol from artery walls, while LDL brings it to them.
HDL (often called "good cholesterol") takes up excess cholesterol and brings it to the liver for disposal and processing.
LDL ("bad cholesterol") circulates in the blood stream and carries cholesterol to the places where it is needed, depositing some of the cholesterol on the walls of the arteries (because the membranes of their cells also need cholesterol). If HDL levels are low and/or LDL levels are high, arterial deposits (plaques) may occur.
High levels of cholesterol in the body (hypercholesterolemia) are one of the main factors in the occurrence of a number of cardiovascular diseases such as atherosclerosis, heart attack, stroke and others.
Causes of high cholesterol
The most common cause of cholesterol increase is the intake of food rich in fat - in about 70% of people.
An elevated cholesterol level can be due to a family predisposition, as it is in about 3% of people. Usually, their cholesterol is elevated from an early age and is not influenced by diet.
In about 20% of the population, the high level of cholesterol is caused by another underlying disease such as obesity, diabetes mellitus, hypothyroidism (reduced thyroid gland function), Cushing's syndrome (increased adrenal gland function).
Taking some medications also leads to an increase in the amount of cholesterol in the body. These are: estrogens (female sex hormones), corticosteroids (anti-inflammatories), diuretics (drainage agents), beta-blockers (agents used to treat cardiovascular diseases), oral contraceptives (birth control).
Tip 1: Meat - good, fish - even better
Meat (including beef and chicken) is a source of both types of fat and cholesterol. It is best to prefer fish.
Fish contains less fat and is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which are very beneficial for the heart. Ideally, you should eat fish 3-4 times a week.
Tip 2: Olive oil instead of butter
One tablespoon of butter contains 7 grams of saturated fat - more than a third of the normal daily intake for humans. Therefore, when preparing your food, replace oil or butter with olive oil.
Tip 3: Instead of cocktails - red wine
Research shows that moderate consumption of red wine increases levels of "good" cholesterol. Red wine is rich in flavonoids and antioxidants that lower levels of "bad" cholesterol.
Folk recipes against high cholesterol:
1 teaspoon of linseed is poured with water in the evening. In the morning, strain and drink 30 minutes before breakfast, taking 1 teaspoon of apple pectin.
In 1 liter of water, put 5 tablespoons of Tribulus terrestris. The mixture boils for 1 hour, the decoction is topped up to a liter, after which it is left to stand for 24 hours. It is drunk according to the scheme: on the first day, drink 3 tablespoons 3 times after eating (who has a sick stomach - before eating). On the second day, drink again 3 times, but 4 tablespoons each. On the third day, five tablespoons are taken again 3 times, and with this dose it is taken until the end. A break of 10 days is made, after which the recipe can be repeated.
Where to buy natural products against high cholesterol products?
You can find natural products against high cholesterol, including an effective herbal mixture, herbal tinctures and dietary supplements in "Zdravnitza".
You can place your order online. We deliver our products to products in Bulgaria, Europe, USA, Canada, Australia, Israel and Thailand.
You can also buy the products on the local stores of "Zdravnitza":
Health store "Zdravnitza"
1000 Sofia, Bulgaria
23 Neofit Rilski str.
Health store "Zdravnitza"
1303 Sofia, Bulgaria
74 Odrin str.