How To Reduce Your Cholesterol Levels Naturally

Your BMI might be on point, you might not be overweight, and you might show absolutely no symptoms of high cholesterol. Until you get yourself tested or fall prey to a stroke or heart disease. So, before you have to deal with the complications, here are some natural home remedies that will help lower your cholesterol levels. Keep reading!

What Is Cholesterol?

Cholesterol is a kind of fat (lipid) present in your blood. Your cells need cholesterol to function normally, and your body makes it. However, you also get extra cholesterol from fatty foods that you consume.

When you have more than the required amount of cholesterol in your body, it starts building up in your arteries. This condition is known as atherosclerosis. This may further lead to heart and blood flow problems like blood clots, heart attacks, and strokes.

The condition of suffering from high cholesterol is medically termed as hypercholesterolemia.

There are mainly two types of cholesterol:

Low-Density Lipoproteins (LDL) – LDL is the bad cholesterol that increases your risk of heart disease and stroke.

High-Density Lipoproteins (HDL) – HDL is the good cholesterol that reduces your risk of developing heart disease and stroke.

Let us now look at the factors (other than your diet) that may lead to high levels of bad cholesterol and lower the levels of good cholesterol.

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