Many false ideas exist surrounding cholesterol; notably the idea in which cholesterol is absolutely harmful for one’s health. In reality it is best to verify the ratio of good/bad cholesterol because the problem is above all that of proportionality. Consult a doctor if you think your cholestrol levels are too high.
If it is the case, you can make certain changes to your lifestyle in order to lower your levels :
- Avoid low fat products and rather consume good fats which one finds in oily fish, eggs and organic butter, avocados, nuts, olive oil…
- Avoid indstrial products in your diet : they contain too many hidden fats and fast acting sugar.
- Increase your level of Vitamin D by exposing yourself for at least 20 minutes per day in the sun for example. Vitamin D permits to reduce the calcification of arteries.
- Increase your intake in minerals, for example by drinking juice from fresh vegetables every morning.
- Stop smoking and drinking strong alcohol.
- Watch your oral hygiene : dental problems are often factors of risk for cardiac problems.
- And of course, practise a regular and moderate physical activity.
You do not need to take medication before having tried to maintain a better life hygiene unless you suffer from familial hypercholesterolemia.