Monday, July 7, 2014

Home Remedies For Lowering Cholesterol - A Simple Four Ingredient Recipe

Home remedies for lowering cholesterol are a tantalizing idea but do they make good sense? After all, wouldn't it just be simpler for my doctor to prescribe a statin medication that would do the same thing with less fuss? Maybe yes, or maybe no!
It is true that a certain degree of wellness can be prescribed but often times popular cholesterol busting drugs produce a number of uncomfortable side effects such as muscle aches, cramps, and muscle pain. In fact your doctor will likely suggest some form of dietary modification or home remedies for lowering cholesterol to compliment any medication prescribed.
For some home remedies for lowering cholesterol conjures up the image of a big bowling pot, stirred by a woman with a big stick and a pointed black hat. This couldn't be further from the truth. Generally speaking home cures and remedies are made up of herbs, certain foods, and creative combinations of ingredients backed by sound research.
One example of this would be adding extra lime to any food you consume that contains niacin. Niacin is one of nature's most powerful cholesterol busters. We know that medical strength niacin can lower cholesterol by up to 10 percent, lower bad cholesterol up to 15 percent, and raise good cholesterol by as much as 25 percent. The above numbers are based on prescription strength niacin which should only be taken under the watchful eye of your doctor.
So how can we take this information and make it one of our home remedies for lowering cholesterol. To do this we will need to enlist the help of a mackerel, albacore tuna, salmon, or lake trout. Fatty fish are high in omega 3 fatty acids which have been shown to be heart healthy. In fact the American Heart Association recommends two 4 ounce servings of fish per week for heart and cholesterol health.
Next to concoct a blend of natural home remedies for lowering cholesterol we will need a couple of cloves of garlic. Why garlic? Some experts believe that that the oil in garlic which produces the aroma (allicin) may also lower cholesterol, as well as reduce the risk of dying from a heart attack or stroke.
Now we have our three ingredients: fish, niacin (in the fish), garlic, and lime. There are two ways to go with this. We can either cook our fish with garlic and squeeze a little lime on before eating or we can make a tuna salad sandwich using our above ingredients. If you choose the sandwich route make sure to use light mayonnaise or even better mustard or olive oil (lowers bad cholesterol) as a mixer. Additionally, consider using flax seed bread for your sandwiches.
In summary, no snails or puppy dog tails to include, only a simple combination of natural foods, that when eaten two or three times a week become one of the best home remedies for lowering cholesterol. By
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