WHAT IS CHOLESTEROL?
It is a waxy substance found in blood.
1.Body needs cholesterol to build healthy cells, but high levels of cholesterol can increase the risk of heart disease.
2.High cholesterol develops fat deposits in blood vessels.
3.These deposits grow, making it difficult for enough blood to flow through arteries.
4.Sometimes these deposits can break suddenly and form a clot that causes a heart attack or heart stroke.
CHOLESTEROL IS IMPORTANT FOR YOUR BODY
1.Every cell in the body needs cholesterol which helps cell membranes forms the layers.
2.These layers protect the contents of cell by acting as the gatekeeper to allow what things can enter or leave the cell.
3.It is made by the liver and is also used by the liver to make bile which helps in digest the foods.
4.Cholesterol is needed to make certain hormones and to produce vitamin D.
CAUSES OF HIGH CHOLESTEROL LEVELS
1.Unhealthy eating habits
2.Sedentary lifestyle or Lack of physical activity
3.Smoking and Alcohol Consumption
4.Genetics or having Family history
SYMPTOMS OF CHOLESTEROL
There are usually no symptoms if you have a high cholesterol level. The only way to detect it is a blood test.
So, there should be screening of cholesterol every one to two years for –
Men ages- 45 to 65
Women ages- 55 to 65
Above 65yrs of age- cholesterol tests on annual basis.
If you have a family history of high cholesterol, heart disease or other risk factors like diabetes or high blood pressure then also as a precautionary you can go for a screening test of your cholesterol levels.
HOME REMEDIES TO LOWER CHOLESTEROL LEVELS
Turmeric helps to cut down the plaque or cholesterol formation on the arteries walls.
How to take- You can add it in daily food items or drink turmeric milk before sleeping help in reducing bad cholesterol.
Garlic contains allicin a sulfur-containing compound that help to reduce total and LDL cholesterol.
How to take- Roast 2-3 cloves of garlic and consume it empty stomach in the morning and at bedtime to reduce cholesterol levels. Roasted garlic is better than cooked garlic to reduced cholesterol.
It contains alpha-linolenic acid an essential omega-3 fatty acids which lower LDL cholesterol as well as triglycerides levels.
How to take- Take a tbsp. of flaxseeds powder to a glass of warm water or milk help to lower cholesterol.
It is an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids. Regular intake of these fatty acids in the form of fish helps in lowering the cholesterol levels and the risk of developing cardiovascular disease.
It is loaded with high levels of antioxidants that help bring down cholesterol levels. It is enriched with vitamins like folic acid, vitamin C, vitamin A and beta-carotene.
How to take- Soak 1 tsp. of coriander or Dhaniya seeds for overnight in water. Then in the morning boil it for 5-7 minutes, strain the water and drink it. It’s a very effective remedy for keeping your cholesterol levels under control.
It is rich in essential amino acids and antioxidants which are good for lowering cholesterol levels.
How to take- You can consume a fresh amla or Add 1 teaspoon of dried amla powder to a glass of lukewarm water. Consuming this on daily basis helps to balance cholesterol level.
7.Apple cider vinegar
It acts as an effective remedy for decreasing the levels of bad cholesterol in body. Add one tbsp. of apple cider vinegar to a glass of warm water drink this solution in daily routine for best results.
Green tea is a rich source of polyphenols. Green tea provides is very beneficial for the body as it contains highest concentration of polyphenols that helps in lowering “bad” Cholesterol and increasing “good” Cholesterol by blocking cholesterol absorption in the intestines. A study revealed that men who take green tea had lower cholesterol levels as compared to those who did not take it.
9.Fenugreek seeds (Methi seeds)
Methi seeds are rich in Vitamin E and exhibits anti-diabetic, anti-inflammatory, and anti-oxidant properties. It helps to remove harmful toxins and bad cholesterol out from the body and its fiber content helps to reduce the synthesis in the liver.
10.Lose excess weight
Losing excess weight is beneficial for improving cholesterol level. It also prevents epidemic diseases in industrialized societies including type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, heart attacks, strokes, and gout etc.
11.Fiber rich diet-
Daily intake of fiber can help to lower overall cholesterol level and LDL cholesterol. Fiber supplements include psyllium, methylcellulose, wheat dextrin, and calcium poly-carbophil.
CAC SPECIAL TREATMENT FOR LOWERING CHOLESTEROL LEVEL-
1.CAC DETOX PREMIUM POWDER-
It is herbo-mineral sachets which are purely Ayurvedic formulation. These sachets mainly detox the body and eliminate toxic substances and helps in proper metabolism of all the functions. This formulation acts at the level of the nervous system and facilitate proper conduction of signal impulse from the nerves to the muscles. These sachets have anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, and immune-modulator. The ingredients present in it are moti pishti, parwal pishti, shukta pishti, Giloy satv, kamdudha ras, Jahar Mohra, akik pishti, gandhak rasayan, sutshekhar ras, etc. These ingredients balance all the three doshas (Vata, Pitta & Kapha) and help in blood purification, reduce burning sensation, weakness, and hot flashes in ulcerative colitis patients. It reduces the level of high uric acid in the body. The powder is very beneficial in relieving discomfort, numbness, muscle ache, and reduces swelling of the pelvic region. This powder provides a cooling & calming effect on the mouth ulcers. It is very beneficial in reducing the swelling, redness, stiffness, and improves the movements of joints.
Recommended Dosage- 1sachet two times a day with normal water.
Trikatu tablets are pure ayurvedic preparation containing shunthi, maricha, & pippali in it. These herbal tablets deal with bloating, loss of appetite, constipation, reduces fats; maintain the overall metabolism of the body. The regular use of these tablets removes toxins from the body.
Recommended dosage: Take 1 tablet twice daily with normal water.
3.Cholesterol Care Tablet
The main reason for heart diseases is high level of LDL (bad) cholesterol and triglycerides. LDL cholesterol oxidizes easily and gets accumulated on the wall of arteries in the form of plaques causing cardiac ailments.
CAC cholesterol care is pure Herbo- mineral ayurvedic medicine which helps to maintain healthy range of cholesterol levels. Its main function is to strengthen heart, have check on hypertension & rejuvenates the heart by regulating heart and control cholesterol level.
Recommended dosage-1 to 2 tablets two times a day with normal water or as directed by the physician.
4.Liver care tablet-
Liver Care tablet helps in balancing Pitta dosha. These tablets stimulate the growth of new liver cells, promote functions of liver, and improve blood flow from the liver. It helps in the treatment of fatty liver, liver cirrhosis, Hepatitis, hepatomegaly, and obstructive Jaundice. Liver Care Tablets contains Ingredients like Kalmegh (Andrographis paniculata), Kutaki(Picrorhiza kurroa), Bhumi amla( phyllanthus niruri), Giloy(Tinopora Cordifolia), Yavakshar( Hordeum vulgare), Imli Kshar( Tamarindus indica), Mukta Shukta pisti etc. It helps in removing fats from the liver cells & keeps your liver healthy.
Recommended Dosage: Take 1 tablet twice daily with normal water.
Panchsakar Churna is a classical herbal churna containing ingredients like pippali, haritaki, shunthi, trivrit, & sauvarchala lavana. These ingredients in combination remove all toxins out from the body & naturally detoxify. It cuts down extra fats & removes out. This herbal churna maintains the metabolism in the body.
Recommended dosage: Take 1 teaspoonful at bedtime with lukewarm water.