Cholesterol Health

Cholesterol is a soft, waxy substance found among the fats in the bloodstream and in all of our cells. It is used to form cell membranes, and it serves other functions as well. The actual molecule of cholesterol is a building block substance that is used for a number of beneficial functions throughout the body. For example, cholesterol is the molecule from which all hormones are made. Cholesterol is an integral part of every cell membrane and helps move anti-oxidants to where they are needed . . .

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Many people are concerned about lowering their cholesterol in order to help reduce the prospect of heart attack and stroke. Of course this is important, but people often become so focused on reducing a laboratory "number" that they lose sight of the main goal. The overriding objective is always to gain overall good health, and in so doing to naturally reduce atherosclerosis-the clogging of the arteries.

Detailed Information on Cholesterol

  • Cholesterol: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
  • Oxidative Damage
  • Improved Overall Health = Lower LDL Levels
  • Fixing the Problem

Nutrients

Bevko has some products that aid the body in repairing oxidative damage:

  • Inositol Hexaniacinate: Niacin has been found to have a cholesterol-lowering effect. Inositol hexaniacinate is a form of niacin that alleviates the skin-flushing problems that occur with other forms of niacin.
  • Buffered C: Studies have shown that there is a correlation between levels of vitamin C and cholesterol levels. The higher the vitamin C content in the blood, the lower the levels of triglycerides and total cholesterol (and, the higher the levels of HDL, or good cholesterol). ¹
  • Quercetin Forte: Proanthocyanins may lower cholesterol and reduce cholesterol deposits in arteries. They can also be used to improve circulation.

Diet

Diet and lifestyle are highly significant in preventing high levels of cholesterol. Healthy diet and lifestyle include:

  • an increase in the consumption of fiber-rich plant foods. A good way to do this is by following an alkaline diet, which is rich in plant foods. An alkaline diet is important because our bodies are supposed to be slightly alkaline, but the modern diet creates a state in which most people have an acidic environment. An acidic environment develops when we eat mostly acidic foods: too much animal protein, sugar, caffeine, and processed foods. These foods can deplete the body of vitamins and minerals, including calcium and magnesium, which are important to health.
  • by eating foods made with fresh garlic regularly.
  • adding flaxseed or flaxseed oil to your diet.
  • achieving your ideal body weight.

Lifestyle

Aerobic exercise is very important for reducing cholesterol levels. If you have led a sedentary lifestyle, you should check with your doctor before starting any exercise regimen.