If the cholesterol level is above 5.5 mmol, then it exceeds the norm, say doctors. But keep in mind that it plays a role in the production of a number of hormones and vitamins, so extremely low cholesterol is a bad indicator.
It is known that cholesterol can clog blood vessels and lead to disruption of blood supply to the heart, brain and other organs.
- If you now normalize cholesterol and control it, which is especially important for women during menopause, a person can get an anti-aging strategy to live longer, – said the nutritionist.
Onions and garlic with regular use protect the walls of blood vessels from plaque growth. And to lower cholesterol, you need to eat dried apples.
- We eat them for the sake of dietary fiber, which has a pronounced effect, because cholesterol is needed for the synthesis of bile acids, and dietary fiber actively retains these acids and encourages the liver to look for new cholesterol. The body takes it from plaques, so atherosclerosis is reversed, – said the doctor.
According to him, only 75 grams of dried apples reduce blood sugar to 25%, which can be compared with the action of some pills.
- Tomatoes and tomato paste contain lycopene, it reduces the risk of complications of atherosclerosis. Wild fish of the North Seas (herring, mackerel, sardines, saithe) also lowers cholesterol. Fatty acids have a pronounced anti-inflammatory effect. Omega-3 acids affect the ratio of “good” and “bad” cholesterol, – said the expert.