Increased levels of blood cholesterol may be detrimental to human health. If nothing is done, then the likelihood of cardiovascular disease is significantly increased. For the prevention of these diseases is possible to use not only medical preparations, but also certain products in our diet.
Avocado is the richest among the other fruits on the content of phytosterols. Phytosterol is a plant Sterol which can reduce blood cholesterol. By drinking six tablespoons or half of the fruit during the three weeks the following will occur:
— greatly reduced the amount of triglycerides low density in the blood;
— to reduce the percentage of total cholesterol by 7%;
— will increase the amount of positive cholesterol (high density cholesterol) by 15%.
2. Oil from olives
10 grams of olive oil contains 23 milligrams of phytosterols. This is the amount of steroid alcohol, which positively affects the level of blood cholesterol.
This oil is also recommended as a substitute for animal fat. By drinking one tablespoon of olive oil the amount of cholesterol is reduced by 19% within 6 months.
3. Red fish (salmon) — fish oil
This fish has no equal on the content of omega-3 unsaturated fatty acids. These acids are able to reduce the level of cholesterol in blood, to normalize the levels of triglycerides and high low density.
Health organization and many doctors strongly suggest that you use fish oil to lower cholesterol. Thus, there is active prevention of cardiovascular diseases.
4. Variety of berries — cranberry, chokeberry, cranberry, pomegranate, grapes
In these species contain a significant amount of polyphenols, which contribute to the production of the desired cholesterol — (triglyceride high density). Enough to take 150 grams a day of these berries in various forms (juice or puree) to 2 months to raise the amount of positive cholesterol by 6%.
Favorite in this list is the cranberry juice. As a result daily administration during the month, the level of positive cholesterol increases by 12%. In addition, cranberries contain many antioxidants that help to purify the body and prevent the formation of malignant tumors.