A high cholesterol level can be an early indicator or sign that you are at high risk for heart disease.
We first need to address the issue of cholesterol; contrary to popular belief cholesterol is an essential fat required by the cells in your body.
What you need to do is differentiate between good and bad cholesterol. You can manage your cholesterol levels by reducing or eliminating all ‘bad’ low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol-containing foods from your diet and by further incorporating good cholesterol or ‘good’ high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol in your diet.
HDL actually helps to lower the level of LDL cholesterol along with maintaining the health of the inner walls of your heart; thereby preventing heart disease and reducing your chances of a heart attack.
Given below are 2 simple home remedies to help balance your cholesterol levels:
Method 1: The first home remedy to reduce your bad cholesterol is simply drinking a cup of cinnamon tea every day. Studies have shown that cinnamon can cut down your cholesterol level by as much as 18 % and also helps to lower your blood sugar levels.
To make this tea, you just have to boil 8-10 small pieces of cinnamon sticks in a cup of water and then let it simmer for about 3 mins. Strain the cinnamon tea and drink regularly; if you want you can also add 1 teaspoon of honey to enhance its flavour.
Method 2: In the second method we will use coriander seeds instead of cinnamon sticks. Coriander has been known to boost the levels of HDL and help reduce LDL cholesterol levels in humans.
The process remains the same i.e., boil one tablespoon of dried coriander seeds in 1 cup of water and then let it simmer on low heat for 3 mins. Strain the tea and drink it once or twice a day to manage your cholesterol levels.
You can also include coriander seeds or the ground powder in your daily cooking regime for greater benefits.
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