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Lower Cholesterol Levels By Adopting These Habits

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Eating the right foods will help to lower your cholesterol levels!

Eating the right foods will help to lower your cholesterol levels!

High cholesterol levels increases one’s risk of developing heart conditions, so it’s best to keep your cholesterol levels under check. Our unhealthy diets are the major contributors of high cholesterol and by eating the right foods you can actually lower your cholesterol.

Shun away saturated or trans fats. A diet that is high in saturated increases your LDL or also known as bad cholesterol, while a high count of trans fat in your diet will actually lower your HDL, also known as good cholesterol. This two edged sword will put you at great risk for various heart and liver diseases. Processed foods such as cookies, chips etc contain more saturated fat than natural foods such as meat, eggs etc. Also trans fat is only found in processed foods and nowhere in naturally occurring foods.

Eat a variety of organic foods.  To lower your cholesterol you need to opt for foods that are rich in fiber, protein, omega3’s. For instance you can add fruits, vegetables, lean animal protein, whole-grains, legumes, nuts and seeds to your diet. Some particular foods items that you should add to your diet include fish, walnut, oatmeal and olive oil.

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A Bit On Monounsaturated, Polyunsaturated And Saturated Fats!

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Try including natural sources of unsaturated fats in  your daily diet!

Try including natural sources of
unsaturated fats in your daily diet!

There are three main types of fats namely saturated fats, polyunsaturated fats and monounsaturated fats. The unsaturated fats are known to be healthier and are much needed by our bodies. Whereas saturated fats are best to be enjoyed in small amounts or else they can be fatal for health.

If in your diet you replace saturated fats for monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, then both of these fats will help to decrease the cholesterol levels in the body. Polyunsaturated fats are good sources of omega 3 and omega 6 whilst monounsaturated fats are known to be rich in vitamin E, and antioxidants.

Polyunsaturated fats can be found in foods like seafood, a few vegetable oil, walnuts, Brazilian nuts and seeds.  As for monounsaturated fats they are present in foods such as olive oil, avocado, cashews, peanuts, almonds and hazelnuts. Whereas sources of saturated fats include animal meat, hydrogenated oils, whole fat dairy, animal bone marrow etc.

Presence of excess saturated fats will only put you at an increased risk for suffering from cardiovascular conditions, muscle inflammations and liver problems. So if you are looking to boost your health, aim to incorporate more of the unsaturated fats through natural sources and cut back on the saturated fat.

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Fish Oil- The Powerhouse Source Of Omega 3

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Fish oil is a rich source of Omega3 fatty acid.

Fish oil is a rich source of Omega 3 fatty acid.

Ever wondered what is all the hype about Fish oil? Are there truly any substantial benefits that you can reap from this fatty source? Well, there certainly are heaps of benefits. Fish oil is a rich source of the two vital omega-3 fatty acids known as Eicosapentaenoic acid short for EPA and Docosahexaenoic acid short for DHA. It is commonly found in the fatty tissues of cold water fish such as salmon. For those individuals who eat little or no fish, fish oil is also available in supplement form.

Omega-3 is an essential fatty acid, which our body cannot produce on its own and hence it must be obtained from diet. As compared to Omega-6, Omega-3 these days is relatively rare in our diets. This results in an imbalance essential fats that drives inflammation and encourages various diseases.

Regular consumption of the omega-3 fatty acid can optimize fatty acid ratios and can aid in maintaining and protecting mental and physical health. Research indicates that omega-3s helps to lower the risk and symptoms for an array of disorders relating to heart, muscle and brain. These include joint soreness, catabolism of muscle, heart attack, autoimmune diseases such as arthritis and several types of cancer.

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