Had a troubled family with high cholesterol? You surely know that they are troubled by the amount of cholesterol required to take a drug called statins. In the United States, approximately 36 million people taking statins as cholesterol control drugs.
"These guidelines expand the pool of people to take statins, but it makes millions of people take medications that are not necessary," says Dr. Crandall, MD, director of preventive medicine and clinical cardiology at the Palm Beach Cardiovascular Clinic, reported by Newsmaxhealth.com.
Dr. Crandall believes that people who are young and have a mild cholesterol problems do not need a statin, which they need is a lifestyle change.
According to the doctor, statins might be able to overcome the problem of high cholesterol, but the same lifestyle that will not save you from other problems such as obesity, high blood pressure and other metabolic problems.
Therefore, Dr. Crandall suggests the following steps to lower cholesterol without medication.
Changing eating patterns
A diet with a high intake of vegetable oils such as fruits, vegetables and whole grains is the best way of keeping cholesterol. Replace the intake with nuts can also be a healthy choice.
Oatmeal is the best defense in bad cholesterol when consumed appropriately. Oatmeal contains soluble fiber which can turn into a gel in the body, so you'll feel full and helps remove cholesterol from the body.
Sleep 8-10 Hours Every Day
Lack of sleep can increase the amount of bad cholesterol in the blood. In addition, sleep can raise blood pressure and make you hungry faster, also eat more. Enough sleep every day will make the body more healthy and keep your circulatory health.
Do not Forget Vitamin D
Vitamin D deficiency is associated with high cholesterol. The ability of the body to make vitamin D from sunlight decreases with increasing age. Make checks vitamin D in the blood, if it is low, there is no harm in eating foods that contain vitamin D or supplements.
Check Blood Sugar Levels
Do not forget check blood sugar levels, because high glucose levels can cause high levels of bad cholesterol and high triglycerides (fats in the blood is dangerous and is a remnant cholesterol).
Gluten Reduce Consumption
Gluten is contained in the food content of starch, such as flour. Wheat products containing gluten high, so not always food made from wheat is healthy. The same is found in the mock meat for vegetarians. Reduce foods made from flour and wheat.
You do not have to be a member of a gym and pay dearly for the sport. Any sport that can move your body to sweat, every hour of the day, can lower bad cholesterol, lowers high blood pressure and also heart healthy blood vessels. You can start by jogging around the house or walking fast.