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Supports normal blood cholesterol
Are you confused about good cholesterol and bad cholesterol, good fats and bad?
No wonder. So many myths surround the subject of cholesterol. Did you know, for instance, that cholesterol is not inherently bad for you? In fact, when combined with another lipid, triglyceride, it forms some of your body’s most important building blocks, structuring cells and forming natural steroid hormones. It also manufactures Vitamin D, which controls calcium absorption, protects your bones and raises energy levels.
And did you know that that 80% of the cholesterol in your body doesn’t come from the food you eat? It’s produced in your liver. This means that boosting your liver health is the most important thing you can do to protect against bad cholesterol—the low-density lipoprotein (LDL) that carries cholesterol into your bloodstream and, in excess, can lead to clogged arteries.
When your liver is in balance, it produces more of the good kind of cholesterol—(HDL) or high-density lipoprotein, which carries LDL cholesterol out of the bloodstream, thus protecting the arteries from buildup. How much “good” and how much “bad” cholesterol your body produces depends on one thing: how well your body metabolizes fats.
Cholesterol Protection is a nourishing blend of herbs that supports your body’s ability to do just that. It helps support proper liver function, balance bile secretion and helps to support healthy cholesterol levels in your blood. Along with eating a low-fat, high-fiber diet, Cholesterol Protection gives you the extra help you need to keep cholesterol levels in check.
Tips for Maintaining Healthy Cholesterol Levels
Cholesterol levels in the blood rise slightly with age,
and women generally have a higher HDL cholesterol level than men. Cholesterol levels can also run in families. Besides monitoring your cholesterol levels, it’s important to follow a healthy ayurvedic diet and daily routine to enhance fat metabolism. Here are some tips.
- Avoid eating fermented foods such as alcohol or vinegar. Avoid foods that contain chemicals, preservatives, additives, artificial flavors and colors. These can damage the liver’s efficiency.
- Eat a high-fiber, vegetarian diet rich in fresh fruits,vegetables (especially leafy greens), nuts, whole grains, and whole cereals such as oatmeal to lower cholesterol.
- Limit fat in your diet, but don’t try to cut it out completely. Focus on reducing saturated fats, such as butter, coconut oil and the fat in red meats. Avoid all transfats, including hydrogenated and partially hydrogenated oils found in margarine and in most processed breads, crackers, cereals and desserts.
- Choose fresh foods cooked with small amounts of unsaturated fats such as organic olive oil.
- Include more walnuts in your diet. Some studies have shown that walnuts can significantly reduce cholesterol levels in the blood.
- Season your meals with turmeric, cumin, coriander, fennel and clove, as these improve fat metabolism. Use Calming Vata, Cooling Pitta or Stimulating Kapha Spice Mix to help balance any existing dosha imbalances.
- Research indicates that eating coldwater fish high in omega-3 fatty acids can lower triglyceride levels and improve heart health. Other sources of omega-3 fatty acids include flaxseed, walnuts, soybean oil, cod liver oil, and fish oil. Be careful to choose mercury-free fish and fish oils.
- Avoid carrying excess body weight, especially when the fat is concentrated around the midriff. Exercise regularly and drink plenty of warm water throughout the day to help flush out toxins.
- Take one teaspoon of psyllium husk in a cup of water each night, or include high-fiber bran in your diet.
- Avoid excessive salt in your food.
- For free ayurvedic recipes, self-care guides, podcasts and newsletters, be sure to visit www.mapi.com.
Order Cholesterol Protection
The role of cholesterol in the body is to synthesize and repair cell membranes, make Vitamin D, help insulate nerves and help your liver make bile acids. Promote a healthy, balanced ratio of good and bad cholesterol by supporting the body’s ability to properly metabolize fats with Cholesterol Protection.
• Support healthy liver function
• Aid digestion
• Help flush excess toxins from the body