Hypercholesterolemia is a medical condition in which cholesterol levels in one’s blood are elevated beyond the normal range. If left untreated, this condition may lead to the risk of heart diseases including heart stroke, atherosclerosis, coronary artery disease and heart attack. Make sure that you change your diet and lifestyle to lower elevated cholesterol levels.
Avoid consuming fatty and fast foods. These foods are high in trans fat that may prove detrimental to the health of your cardiovascular system. Make sure that you consume whole grains such as whole-grain cereal, oatmeal, popcorn, wild rice, brown rice, whole-wheat flour and barley. Whole grains make a rich source of complex carbohydrates and fibre that make you feel fuller for longer. As a result, you would be less tempted to overeat at lunch or dinner. Another advantage of consuming whole grains is that they help reduce “Bad Cholesterol” or low density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol in the blood. Moreover, they also make an important part of an effective weight-loss dietary plan.
A handful of nuts such as almonds, peanuts, walnuts and pistachios make a tasty treat that help to reduce the elevated cholesterol levels as well. Nuts are high in monounsaturated fat, which elevates HDL or “Good Cholesterol” levels, while lowering LDL levels. Numerous researches show that people who consume about an ounce of nuts a day are less likely to develop heart diseases. However, it is important to keep in your mind that you should not overdose yourself with nuts especially if you are on a weight loss program. Nuts are high in calories and fat, so only eat a handful. Furthermore, make sure that they are not covered in chocolate or sugar.
It also makes a good idea to use a dietary supplement which helps promote a great cardiovascular health and lowers elevated cholesterol levels. Equazen Cardiozen Fish Oil contains 80% omega-3 long essential chain fatty acids in a natural triglyceride form. This supplement is particularly rich in one essential fatty acid-EPA, which plays an important role in the maintenance of a healthy heart and helps keep cholesterol levels in check. Take one capsule per day with food.