Most of us are aware of HDL (good) and LDL (bad) cholesterol and that if a Dr. diagnoses a patient with high cholesterol then the Dr. will likely prescribe him a statin drug to help lower his cholesterol levels. However, there are risks associated with taking statin drugs. One risk is the lowering of coQ10 which is an antioxidant necessary for energy production within cells of your body. One risk of a deficiency of coQ10 is heart failure. Let that sink in for a moment.
So what are some ways to naturally lower LDL cholesterol without taking drugs?
- Exercise, especially high intensity. Source
- Consume garlic. Source
- Reduce intake of breads and grains and sugar. Source
- Eat more green leafy veggies. Source
- Replace vegetable oil and canola oil with coconut oil. Source
- Increase your intake of Vitamin C. Source
High levels of cholesterol can be a health risk indicator, but they are a symptom. Treating a symptom is never going to result in optimal health. You must seek out and confront the root cause. This article is highly medical in terminology but if you are interested in the root cause of aging and disease you might find it very informative and even interesting.