Cholesterol and the Steps To Lower Cholesterol

William Walters                                   
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Today we are going to talk about Cholesterol & The Steps to take to Lowering Cholesterol.

Lowering cholesterol is a key to reducing the risk of heart disease. Therefore, lowering cholesterol is an important issue for anyone’s general health. One of the easiest ways to start lowering cholesterol is to limit the amount of cholesterol you take in. So the answer to lowering your cholesterol is in lowering the dietary intake of sugar/carbohydrate consumption and in making better choices in our eating habits. Also starting a good exercise plan will help in reducing cholesterol, and burn the excess fat on the body.

Lowering cholesterol is recommended to lead a more healthy life and maintain a healthy heart. There is evidence that lowering cholesterol is effective in the prevention of coronary heart disease (CHD). Experts agree that the real key to lowering cholesterol is diet and exercise. If lifestyle changes in diet and exercise fail to produce the desired results, another option for lowering cholesterol is medication.

If you have high cholesterol above 240, you should take steps to immediately lower your cholesterol. The American Heart Association recommends the following steps to be taken for lowering cholesterol levels. And what steps are these? The first steps in lowering cholesterol include having a low fat diet, giving up smoking, limiting alcohol intake and increasing exercise levels.

Eating a low-saturated-fat, low-cholesterol diet, being physically active, and controlling weight are the principal steps to lowering cholesterol. It’s worth taking these steps to lower cholesterol because; lowering cholesterol by 10% reduces the risk of heart attack by 20%. These steps will go a long way to helping you have a healthy, cholesterol free life.

You’ve heard the saying "Knowledge Is Power" know about different types of fats like monounsaturated, saturated and polyunsaturated fats and their harmful or good effects on the body. For example, there are many types of margarine that help in lowering cholesterol that should be used instead of butter. Go easy on the salad dressing, and choose low-calorie types when they are offered. These types of foods are mainly fruits and vegetables.

If dieting and exercise isn’t enough to lower your cholesterol there are also several main types of prescription drugs that can be given for lowering cholesterol — statins, resins, and probucol. Statins lower LDL cholesterol levels more than other types of drugs.

In Summary: For many of us the key to lowering cholesterol is in our hands. Lowering cholesterol is important for everyone-young, middle-aged, and older adults, and both men and women. Experts agree that the real key to lowering cholesterol is diet and exercise.

I hope that this article on Lowering Cholesterol provided you with enough information that you were seeking about it. I will be writing more articles soon!