Cholesterol is a waxy fat-like substance which is produced naturally by the human liver. Cholesterol is found in two types, mainly HDL (high-density lipoproteins) or good cholesterol and LDL (low-density lipoproteins) or bad cholesterol. The primary functions of cholesterol include the production bile, hormones, and vitamin D which is required for the healthy functioning of the body. Thus, an imbalance in cholesterol levels could put one on the path towards serious health issues, such as a heart attack or a stroke. It is important to know that Health Total has been a specialist in the field of lifestyle and heath management for over 2 decades and has been using food as medicine to manage healthy life for its clients. This gives Health Total a unique commanding position to recommend health foods. Health Benefits of Olive Oil Olives, also known by their botanical name ‘Olea europran’ are a superfood when it comes to lowering high cholesterol levels. These little fruits are well loved for their tangy flavour and numerous health benefits. The health benefits olives prove us with are as follows: Maintains healthy cholesterol levels Weight loss Promotes heart health Prevents anaemia Prevents blood clots Treats high blood pressure Strengthens immunity … Continue reading Health Benefits of Olive Oil – Cholesterol Friendly Olives →
Used in most Indian curries, turmeric has almost no calories (1 tablespoon = 24 calories) and zero cholesterol. This spice is used for nearly every health condition – right from smallpox to a sprained ankle, digestion, arthritis, immunity and even in cancer treatment. The reason for its health effects is the compound called curcumin. Just as oranges are rich in Vitamin C, turmeric is a source of curcumin. But before we tell you more about this compound, let’s understand the difference between these two. Curcumin Vs Turmeric Curcumin is a naturally occurring chemical compound found in turmeric. Turmeric, on the other hand, is the root of a plant known as Curcuma Longa and that’s probably where curcumin gets its name from. Curcumin belongs to a family of chemicals known as curcuminoid. Apparently, curcumin works on multiple functions and processes, so it can cure everything from pain and inflammation to tumors. Best Ways to Take Turmeric You can combine it with fat to obtain all its nutrients. When you eat it with healthy fats like coconut oil or ghee, the curcumin in turmeric can be easily absorbed in the digestive tract and into the bloodstream. We all know that turmeric milk … Continue reading Effects of Turmeric And Curcumin on Health →
Man has made amazing progress over the years and in all areas, things are constantly improving. However, the quality of food eaten in urban cities all over the world has worsened. Cholesterol; a national problem The urban population has turned to eating more refined foods and refined sugars that remove essential nutrients from our food supply and cause a whole range of degenerative diseases. It is this nutrient deprived type of food that plays havoc with our system and upsets the ability of our body to handle cholesterol correctly. Cholesterol by itself is an essential substance, and it is harmless as long as it doesn’t get organised. Increasing number of free radical are produced in the body due to pollution stress, and everyday metabolic procedures of our bodies. These free radicals oxidize cholesterol and start the process of heart disease. Antioxidants are your friends When we are adequately nourished we can control the free radicals by a series of nutrients and enzymes known as antioxidants. Antioxidants are found in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, whole pulses, legumes, nuts and seeds. A well nourished body can prevent oxidation of fat with the help of antioxidants like, vitamin C, Vitamin A, Vitamin E, … Continue reading Strategies for Reducing Cholesterol →
Oat bran has many good things to offer. Here are three amazing benefits of adding oat bran to your diet for a healthy heart and balanced cholesterol. High fiber diet Oat bran is high in fiber. It reduces the insulin requirement in diabetics and also brings down blood cholesterol levels. Better fiber source than whole oats Oat bran is a more concentrated source of fiber compared with whole oats. You can take a couple of tablespoons daily with a cup of hot milk (ensure it is low fat milk). You can also mix it with wheat flour and cook it in the form of chapattis. Oat bran porridge You can have oat bran in the form of hot porridge. Further, you can thicken your soup with oat bran. Oat bran contains practically no fat or sodium. Therefore, they are heart friendly and an inexpensive way to keep your cholesterol levels under check. So, the next time you think of having a healthy heart, simply add oat bran to your diet. It is popular, easy to make, tastes good, and is very easily available.
Garlic has been passed on since ages as an herb to enhance your beauty and heal various illnesses. Not only has it been used as a cure and a beauty aid but also a talisman to ward off evil. Each mini clove of a Garlic is loaded with many nutrients like little calcium, sulphur, zinc, selenium and allicin. Here are some of the important uses of Garlic for beauty and health conditions: Cares for your heart It is observed that Garlic often does wonders for your heart health as well as the overall cardiovascular system. Garlic has been found very effective at lowering blood cholesterol. A regular habit of eating Garlic helps inhibit blood clot formation. Manages High Blood Pressure It is advised to crush 2 garlic cloves and then eat it. This helps manage blood pressure levels by lowering bad cholesterol and thinning the blood. For those who hate the odor of Garlic, can also try taking the Garlic supplements. Aid for respiratory disorders Garlic helps regulate mucus due to its prophylactic action. It is observed to be effective as a decongestant as well as an expectorant for those suffering from common colds and other diseases of the chest. … Continue reading 6 Magical Beauty & Health benefits of Garlic →
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