Eat natural foods that lower cholesterol oxidation. Oxidation is the main culprit of your cholesterol problem.
The “original LDL” in our body is good and necessary for building cell membranes, other cell parts, and a variety of essential hormones. This cholesterol ensures that babies born have exactly five fingers on each hand.
Note this: The problems start when free radicals enter our body to oxidize these LDLs, turning it to ‘bad’. It is NOT the high cholesterol level that is responsible for heart disease. It is the inflammation (oxidation) of the blood that is the culprit. Research has revealed that half of heart patients had normal cholesterol levels at the time of attack.
It is this inflammation and other factors that contribute to the arterial plaque build-up and hardening of the arteries, leading to heart attacks, strokes, and aneurysms.
People with high and consistent intake of natural anti-oxidants can maintain a healthy cholesterol condition, as antioxidants help neutralize free radicals, preventing them from damaging tissues.
Myth # 1: Egg yolk has high cholesterol. A study was done to a group of healthy people with normal blood cholesterol levels. Each was given two eggs a day as part of their normal diet for eight weeks. At the end of the study, the results showed no increase in blood cholesterol level at all.
Myth # 2: Low cholesterol is good news. Studies in Japan found that while high levels of cholesterol are associated with heart diseases, low levels actually contributed to strokes. They also found that when cholesterol levels dip, rates of depression, suicide and violence rose!