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Cholesterol Lowering Diets - Healthy Heart Diet Plans
Cholesterol is a form of fat.
Your body uses it in the creation of cell membranes of body tissues. One thing you need to be aware of before you even get started with a low cholesterol diet plan is that there are actually two different types of cholesterol -
High Density Lipoprotein (HDL) and Low Density Lipoprotein (LDL)
1) High Density Lipoproteins (HDL) – Our Good Cholesterol –
HDL serves the function of carrying excess fats from bodily tissues like muscles to the liver (cholesterol doesn’t dissolve in the blood and has to be metabolized by the liver).
2) Low Density Lipoproteins (LDL)
LDL carry fats from the liver to cells, but only a small amount of LDL is required for this basic function .Excess LDL may lead to problems!
LDL is the type that builds up in arteries and can lead to the formation of blockages – this condition is known as atherosclerosis. This is an extremely serious issue which may when left untreated lead to stroke and cardiac arrest.
Fact about Trans fats-
The obsession with saturated fats has led many people to not even notice “trans fats” on food packaging. Small amounts of Tran’s fats can be equally harmful as large amounts of saturated fats.
Tran’s fats have an effect of actually making the body produce more bad cholesterol from within. So just because a food claims to be low in cholesterol, it doesn’t necessarily mean it is good for you – if it contains trans fats it could crank up bad cholesterol production from within.
When Cholesterol Becomes Dangerous
What many people don’t realize is that the majority of cholesterol in your blood was actually created inside your body.
Only around 15-20% of your cholesterol level comes from your diet. However, it’s when you eat excessive amounts of bad cholesterol that these statistics start to fall out of balance and you end up with health problems and a higher risk of heart disease and heart attacks.
High levels of bad cholesterol in the blood stream lead to a build-up of fatty deposits along artery walls. These fatty deposits are called plaques, and as they build up they narrow the artery, restricting blood flow. In the worst case scenario a plaque will block the artery entirely so that no blood can pass through.
A myocardial infarction is the medical term for what we most commonly call a “heart attack.” Heart attacks typically happen when one of these plaques ruptures and restricts blood flow (and thus oxygen supply) to the heart.
This is how bad cholesterol is directly linked to heart attacks.
A permanent cure for high cholesterol lies in meticulous control of your diet, achieving ideal body weight and changing your lifestyle and intake of simple detoxifying herbal therapy. Our program is effective in lowering bad cholesterol and raising good cholesterol through diet, common time tested herbs and lifestyle modification only.
Don’t be scared off course by the common myth that any diet requires you to eat less. That’s simply not the case. In fact, once you start on a diet using clean and healthy food sources, you’ll actually be able to eat more because many of these foods are less calorie-dense that what you’re used to eating.
Lifestyle Tips to Include in Your Low Cholesterol Diet Plan
1) Stub Out the Cigarette – Break the Habit of Smoking!
One thing you can do to have an immediate impact on your heart attack risk is to quite smoking.
Smoking raises your levels of bad cholesterol while simultaneously lowering your good cholesterol – in other words, it’s a two-pronged attack on your heart health.
2) A Glass of Red Wine Is Considered Ok if you indulge in alcohol.
3) Physical Activity Will Raise Your Good Cholesterol Levels - it’s important not to overlook the role of physical activity as a complement to a low cholesterol diet plan.
4) Making a Commitment to opt for healthy options.
Nutriayurcare is an
ayurvedic diet clinic at Sohna road,gurgaon
, dedicated towards not only helping the patients overcome their pains and stress by means of tasty and easy to prepare healthy diet plans but also lead them towards healthy lifestyle.
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