You have been diagnosed with high cholesterol and now you are in need of some tips on how to lower it. Sure, at first, it may seem complicated, and it will take some adjustments in order to get it right. I have never had to deal with high cholesterol, but I know some individuals that have, so I do have a bit of knowledge about this. If things have not been on your side lately and you would like to lower your cholesterol, then pay attention to the 10 tips that I am going to give you below.
10. Drink Two Glasses of Orange Juice Each Morning
Every morning, when you wake up, consume two glasses of orange juice that have been spiked with cholesterol-lowering plant sterols, like Minute Maid’s Heart Wise.
9. Eat Six Small Meals Each Day
A large study found that individuals who ate six small meals each day had significantly lower cholesterol than those who consumed two or three large meals each day.
8. Have a Glass of Wine Every Evening
You may want to have a glass of red wine every evening with your dinner. Studies have shown that a small glass of wine each day can boos the levels of HDL cholesterol. You should make it red wine arther then white wine as it is much higher in saponins (plant compounds).
7. When You Eat Sandwiches, Make Them with Whole Wheat Bread
Cutting back on the simple carbs found in white bread and eating complex carbs instead, such as whole grain bread or brown rice will help increase those HDL levels.
6. Skip Espresso or Use Paper Filters
There are two substances that are found in brewed coffee that increase the cholesterol levels. Those are cafestol and kahweol. If you can't sacrifice coffee, then be sure to brew it with a paper filter, since paper filters are known for trapping those compounds.
5. Use Olive Oil in Your Homemade Salad Dressing
Diets rich in the type of monounsaturated fat that is found in olive oil will reduce the LDL cholesterol in individuals that have metabolic syndrome or diabetes.
4. Sip on a Cup of Black Tea Every Four Hours
Research has found that sipping on black tea will help reduce the cholesterol levels in individuals that have mildly high levels.
3. Add One Half of a Tablespoon of Cinnamon to Your Coffee Beans
Before you start your pot of coffee, you should add one-half of a tablespoon of cinnamon to your coffee beans. They can be either ground or whole. Six grams of cinnamon a day will help reduce the LDL cholesterol in individuals that have type 2 diabetes.
2. Have Oatmeal for Breakfast Each Morning
Plenty of research has shown that having oatmeal for breakfast every morning helps reduce cholesterol levels. Oatmeal is rich in fiber known as beta glucan. You should choose the quick-cooking or old-fashioned oats and not the instant type.
1. A Couple of Glasses of Cranberry Juice Every Week
Every week, you should have a couple of glasses of cranberry juice in order to lower your cholesterol. Cranberries are rich in sources of flavonols, anthocyanins and proanthocyanidins. They also initiate a complex chemical reaction that helps your blood vessels relax.
Lower your cholesterol with these 10 easy tips. You may also want to look into eating Cheerios as a snack or for breakfast as they help lower cholesterol levels, too. In order to live a healthy lifestyle, it may take a couple of adjustments, but it is well worth it. What do you do in order to lower your cholesterol?
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