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How to Reduce Cholesterol Level?

Written by
Dr. Anshul Varshney
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.

Published on Nov 13, 2013 and last reviewed on Oct 15, 2019   -  3 min read

Abstract

Abstract

Are you carrying extra cholesterol in your blood? If yes, you are unhealthy. This article helps you in managing cholesterol.

How to Reduce Cholesterol Level?

Are You Rich in Cholesterol Figures?

If you are obese, diabetic, hypertensive, have family history of heart disease or stroke, you need to get your cholesterol figures down. You don't need to be a millionaire in cholesterol figures. Even if you are not, trust me, you should still eat healthy and exercise because it’s the only field in which you become a millionaire and you won’t even come to know.

Good news is that, it is good to increase the figure of one type of cholesterol -- HDL. It is also called as "The Good Cholesterol".

But How? A big question! Read below and follow. We often read these kind of articles on internet, newspapers, health columns, but most of us just read and don’t follow. But, You have no option if you are a rich man when we talk about cholesterol figures, and you really wish not to meet doctors in hospital emergencies!

Excessive cholesterol in the blood leads to heart attacks, and stroke and many other disease. Cholesterol can be reduced by eating healthy and doing regular exercises.

One may also require to take medications to reduce cholesterol, if indicated.

Very often people ask me what should I eat to control my cholesterol levels? Which oil we should use?

Following points may help you to solve your queries and may help you to keep your self fit and disease free.

Atherosclerosis

Foods to Avoid :

Many people ask me that we have read that red wine is good for heart, so can we drink that or not. I answer them that Red wine has been shown to be effective in some studies only. Many studies have not found it useful though. Its up to you which studies you want to go with. Most important thing is, once a person starts drinking that, again moderation is required, which might be difficult. I know people who started with just 30 ml of red wine a day to keep their heart healthy, but landed into consuming a full bottle in a day giving excuse of its benefits. I ask you what’s the need? We have better ways to control our cholesterol. That’s my personal view point about red wine.

People then ask me, you have asked our all favorites to be avoided. What should we eat then? Or should remain hungry!!! I advise them that you can consume every thing but in moderated quantities, depending upon your target cholesterol and weight.

Foods to eat to control cholesterol levels

Healthy Tasty Alternatives:

Try following these dietary habits. Initially, you may find it difficult, but trust me once you achieve your targets, you will be asking others to follow this. You might become an idol of many cholesterol millionaries, who may come to you for advise!

Meet you doctor. Get yourself tested today, if you have any risk factors.

Achieve your goals. Stay Healthy.

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