Every cloud has a silver lining, and
this proverb most certainly applies to cholesterol health,
too. The goods news is that healthy levels of cholesterol can
be maintained by learning to eat correctly, exercising moderately,
and including a few key supplements if necessary. Keep in mind
that cholesterol is not inherently bad. Our hormones—the
very chemicals that govern our body—are made from cholesterol,
and there are two kinds of cholesterol to watch.
Obviously, you want to keep levels of HDL on the high side
of the healthy range, and levels of LDL on the low end. Check
with your doctor for guidance about your personal situation.
There is No Progress Without Change
This principle is key to keeping your levels of cholesterol
healthy. Changing your mindset about what makes for good eating,
plus thinking of exercise like a stimulating health and beauty
treatment, will get you noticeable results! Dietary supplements
can greatly assist you, too, as you make a necessary transition
in your thinking.
Five Supplements to Consider
Policosanol—5 to 10 mg twice per day.
Sytrinol—150 mg twice per day
Pantethine—300 mg one to three times per day
Niacin—500 mg of flush-free niacin three times per
gram (1000 mg) three times per day
“Gugulipid is an extract
of the oleogum resin of Commiphora mukul, a tree native
to India, with clinically proven health benefits, particularly
in the maintenance of normal serum lipid levels. The
gum resin of the Commiphora mukul tree is revered in
Ayurveda… The active ingredients responsible for
the maintenance of healthy cholesterol levels are the
|Vladimir Badmaev, MD,
Ph.D., is a medical
a Ph.D. in immunopharmacology who serves as scientific
advisor to Sabinsa, makers of Gugulipid.®
Simple Dietary Changes for Big Results
Lab test shows that chomping on celery works wonders to
keep cholesterol and triglycerides in the healthy range.
Rather than snacking on chips, keep a few celery stalks on
hand, and fill the middle of them with organic nut butter
and raisins. In addition to the celery, the monosaturated
fats in nuts are actually beneficial for cholesterol balance,
Always use olive oil in salad dressings. Rather than buying
prepared dressings, which often include soybean or other
inferior oils, make your own by mixing extra virgin olive
oil and balsamic vinegar 3:1. Then add pressed garlic and
whatever herbs and spices you prefer to give it the zest
you crave. Olive oil contains monounsaturated fats, which
really help to keep cholesterol levels healthy, and garlic
has long been used for benefiting cholesterol health.
Use whole grain bread instead of white because it has more
fiber. Adding fiber to your diet will give you the results
you want much more quickly.
Cinnamon not only benefits blood sugar health, but new
studies in Asia find that about ½ tablespoon really
helps cholesterol balance, too. Add it to a bowl of cooked
oatmeal and you’ve not only got a tasty breakfast,
you’re way ahead in your goal for cholesterol health.
Who needs a glazed doughnut? Yuk!