Diet: the lower cholesterol
Increased blood fat values are one of the most dangerous risk factors for heart disease. In many cases, too high cholesterol values, however, with a well thought-through diet reduce. Experts explain which foods are helpful here.
Raised cholesterol levels are diseases with other factors such as Smoking, obesity, alcohol abuse and lack of exercise is a risk factor for cardiovascular. Some Concerned the use of the so-called statins is required. However, in many cases, values that are too high reduce cholesterol without medication. Some foods can be helpful.
Tackling the causes
How the consumer writes Central Bavaria on your website, can be a single food are quite supportive in order to lower increased fat levels in the blood. You alone can but do not result in a permanent lowering cholesterol.
In order to lower increased fat levels in the blood for long-term success also combat the causes is always crucial. These are in most cases in a one-sided and high-fat diet, high alcohol consumption and lack of exercise.
That’s why people should take your life and eating habits under the microscope. The meal plan should be rich in less fat, less animal and more vegetable fat containing foods such as vegetables, fruits and grain products.
The consumption of fish fat-rich species, such as tuna, salmon or mackerel should be preferred, since they contain a high content of Omega-3 fatty acids. These polyunsaturated fatty acids have a positive effect on cholesterol levels. In addition to salt-water fish Omega-3 fatty acids in larger amounts are found in Flaxseed or linseed oil, walnuts, canola or hemp oil.
Eating plenty of fiber can also have a positive impact on the fat levels in the blood because this cholesterol will bind to, and with the faeces. The consumer, especially in the so-called beta-Glucans are awarded in the oats cholesterol-lowering properties. Also, legumes are recommended.
Furthermore, dark chocolate has a high cocoa butter content positive. The effects achieved are studies, however, rather low.
In the case of garlic, the sulfur-containing Compounds, which are made as bioactive ingredients for a cholesterol-lowering effect is responsible for it. Study results are contradictory. Nevertheless, nothing speaks against the consumption of (raw) garlic.
Weight reduction and regular exercise
In the diet composition is considered, the per day did not lose the amount of Cholesterol from the eyes. “According to current knowledge, should not be taken more than 250 to 300 mg of cholesterol,” says heart specialist Prof. Dr. med. Helmut Gohlke by the Scientific Advisory Board of the German heart Foundation in a statement.
In addition to a customized diet, life style modifications such as weight reduction, regular exercise, little alcohol, and quitting Smoking are part of a targeted change in Nutrition with increased cholesterol levels. The German nutrition society (DGE) points out in an earlier message. (ad)