Greetings to all readers of my blog! Consider a topic that concerns so many people: how to lower cholesterol in the blood with the help of medicines and folk remedies, what it is all about, why you need cholesterol and why you need to lower it.
What is cholesterol?
Cholesterol is a fatty substance that is not soluble in water. It is part of the shell of the cells of the body, that is, serves as a frame, helping the cells to maintain shape, protecting them from damage. It is necessary for the production of sex and steroid hormones, as well as for the accumulation of vitamin D.
Since the fatty substance is not soluble in water, it moves through the blood along with proteins - lipoproteins. The analysis takes into account their level. Normal is the sterol index, ranging from 3.6 to 7.8 mmol / l.
Good and bad blood cholesterol
These very lipoproteins subdivide fat into "bad" and "good."
If we consider in detail, then:
- Low density lipoproteins (LDL) - "bad";
- High-density lipoprotein (HDL) - "good."
LDL transports the fatty substance from the liver to the cells. But while the transfer of LDL occurs, cholesterol can be “lost” on the way, stuck with plaques on the walls of blood vessels.
HDL takes sterol from the cells, then transports it to the liver. The liver removes it in the form of bile. In addition, "good" proteins take fat from the walls of capillaries, thereby preventing the formation of plaques.
In a healthy body, all processes occur correctly, that is, a person eats healthy food, leads an active lifestyle, does not overly consume alcohol.
His vessels are not clogged with plaques. And if a person consumes a lot of fatty foods, moves a little, then there is a danger that his capillaries will clog up fat deposits.
The appearance of seals also contributes to excess weight, high consumption of sugar, stress. Under stress, hormones enter the bloodstream, causing vascular cell contraction, and the intercellular distance increases, where the fats are attached.
At home, you can reach normal cholesterol levels if you follow a diet. It is necessary to reduce the consumption of pork, sour cream, hard cheeses, eggs, white bread, cream, butter. To increase the consumption of vegetables, legumes, fruits.
In the diet include olive oil, wholemeal bread, seafood, sea kale. Sea kale does not allow thrombus to grow, thins thickened blood.
Norm cholesterol by age
First, we give an indicator of normal cholesterol in women:
- For women from 40 to 50 years old the rate is 6.6 mmol / l
from 50 to 60 years - 7.2 mmol / l
- For women who are over 60 years old - 7.7 mmol / l.
- In men over 40, cholesterol is 6.7 mmol / l.
50 years - 7.17 mmol / l.
60 years - 7.19 mmol / l.
How to find out your score? You must pass a blood test, compare your tests with the norm by age. If the indicator exceeds the norm, then it is urgent to take action.
Among the most effective folk remedies can be called garlic. Based on it, you can make a tincture: take 300 grams of peeled vegetable, chop, pour 0.5 liters of vodka. Put in a closet for a month to insist.
After a month, strain, take the scheme:
- 1st day - before breakfast 1 drop, washed down with milk each time, before lunch 2 drops, before dinner - 3.
- 2nd day - before breakfast 4 drops, before lunch - 5, before dinner - 6.
- From the 3rd day to the 6th day, bring to 15 drops.
- In the morning of the 7th day, it is necessary to reduce 1 drop before each meal.
- Starting from the 11th day, take 25 drops three times a day until the whole tincture is over.
- The treatment is carried out 1 time in 5 years.
Garlic, lemon juice, honey. For one garlic head, take the juice of half a lemon, add 1 tbsp. a spoon of honey. Mix everything well, take it in the morning, in the evening 30 minutes before the meal.
Another garlic remedy:
- rub one garlic clove, put it in a jar,
- Pour 1 cup of sunflower oil (unrefined) into it.
- Let it brew for 1 day.
- Then squeeze there the juice of 1 lemon, let it brew for another 7 days in a dark closet.
Drink 1 tsp. three months half an hour before the meal. Make a 30-day break, then repeat the course.
The most healing drink
But the most effective recipe, cleansing capillaries from fat deposits, consists of 1 head of chopped garlic, juice of 4 lemons.
- Mixture put in the fridge for 7 days,
- Close the jar with the lid with small holes made in it, then strain.
- Drink 1 tbsp. spoon in the morning, dissolving the mixture in a quarter glass of water.
- When this drug is over, you need to make another batch.
- Continue to prepare the healing elixir until you have consumed 24 lemons and 4 heads of garlic.
This tincture gives strength, energy to even the most decrepit old people.
Lemon repels the smell of garlic, so the elixir can be taken even by working citizens.
Plantain is considered to be a good cleansing agent for capillaries. Take 1 tbsp. l plantain leaves, pour 1 cup of boiling water, insist 10 minutes, drink for 1 hour.
Excellent cholesterol lowering agents:
- Get the juice from the fresh leaves of the plantain, combine with the same amount of honey, put in a water bath for 15 minutes. Reception - 1 tbsp. twice a day.
- One tbsp hawthorn fruit put in a thermos, pour a cup of boiling water. Reception in 3-4 hours. Drink after every meal in 3 tbsp. spoons.
- A very effective recipe: take 2 tbsp. dill seed, shredded valerian root, pour 0.5 liters. boiling water. The drug will be ready in 12 hours. To him you need to add 3 tbsp. l honey, mix, transfer to the refrigerator. Reception 2 tbsp. spoons 30 minutes before meals.
- To get rid of atherosclerosis well help cucumber seeds. Brew cucumber seeds, drink like tea.
- To get rid of high pressure - satellite clogging of blood vessels with plaques, will help calendula tincture, which must be taken before meals of 30 drops. Course - 1 month.
Do not forget about flax seeds. They can be added to any dishes with 0.5 hour spoon.
- An excellent healer, cleansing vessels, is considered a golden mustache. Take a leaf of a plant, not less than 20 cm long, cut, shift into a thermos, pour 1 l of boiling water Take 1 tbsp. spoon before eating. The course is 2-3 months.
What can a doctor appoint?
With elevated cholesterol, most often the doctor prescribes statins. If they were assigned to you, they should be drunk constantly. But each medicine has its own side effects, therefore, the doctor also decides whether to take pills or not.
Statins reduce the production of enzymes that are required for the synthesis of cholesterol. They are prescribed when you can not reduce the percentage of "bad" cholesterol in other ways.
Why are we talking about statins? You can often hear that they are absolutely harmless, do not give side effects, reduce mortality from heart attack, stroke.
But unconditionally believe this statement is not worth it, especially older people. Only a doctor can decide if you really need them!
Therefore, do not rush to prescribe themselves such treatment, it is better to pay attention to food.
People suffering from high cholesterol, as a rule, wanting to get rid of this problem, begin to use drugs. Wouldn't it be better to pay attention to natural antioxidants? Basil is a powerful natural antibiotic and antioxidant. Yes, basil!
Only 2 tbsp. spoon basil per day will help you improve the condition of the blood. Fresh plant can be added to various dishes to provide them with a pleasant, slightly tart taste. This herb is rich in vitamin "K", necessary for blood clotting.
In addition, the plant is rich in beta-carotene, vitamin "A", all sorts of minerals. It helps prevent stroke, atherosclerosis, heart attacks.
Good basil for healing other ailments. With it, you can remove headaches, warts, solve some problems with the kidneys, get rid of constipation, cough, various parasites.
What products are able to remove the "bad" cholesterol, prevent its deposition on the walls of blood vessels. Let's call eggplants, capsicum, spinach, tomatoes. It strengthens the capillaries of the beet, it also reduces the pressure.
All nuts prevent plaque formation. The main condition, the nuts should not be hardened. Only in raw form, they retain their valuable properties, giving the body copper, magnesium - essential for the heart, as well as vitamin "E". In moderate amounts, nuts are extremely beneficial to health.
By the amount of fiber, which so effectively removes the sterol, can not find equal bean: peas, beans, beans, lentils.
It is in legumes that soluble fiber is contained, which first turns into a gel, then binds acids and fats, preventing them from getting into the blood. American scientists of the Institute of Oncology recommend eating 25-30 grams of fiber each day.
About the benefits of fish
Today everyone has heard that some species of fish are especially beneficial to health, as they are a valuable source of Omega 3. By including salmon, salmon, trout, tuna, herring, halibut, mackerel, sardines in the menu, you can reduce the number of growths in vessels. .
To neutralize bad cholesterol, you need to eat all the fruits, berries, because they have a lot of pectin - extremely valuable for the body of soluble fiber, which reduces the amount of cholesterol. Pineapple juice, oranges, grapefruit, all berries have the same effect.
For a noticeable result, eat ginger, parsley, dill, mustard, onion, celery, horseradish, cabbage, carrots.
New data on green tea
Not everyone knows how exactly green tea is so beneficial. It turns out that it contains an explosive mixture of the strongest antioxidants that are able to support relaxed blood vessels, as well as prevent blood clots. Flavonoids effectively reduce pressure, do not allow the formation of cholesterol plaques.
But to clear the blood of fat, you need to drink 10 cups of green drink daily. But this is an impossible task! What to do? It turns out that dry tea should be used to make a powder, mix it with any ground pepper. This mixture can saborivat food.
There is one useful old recipe for a Japanese drink that cleans the blood from sterol.
- Need to take 2 yolks (raw)
- Mix well with 1 tbsp. l green tea powder.
- Drink this mixture once a day for 7 days.
- The procedure is repeated 1 time in 2 months.
The powder of this tea should be mixed with milk: 1 tbsp. spoon of powder on the third cup of warm milk. Then add another third of a cup of cold milk to this mixture.
Dear friends! From the above, you can choose for yourself the most affordable recipe.
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