You all are aware that excess of cholesterol is responsible
for atherosclerosis, that is – formation of plaque in your
blood vessels which leads to heart attack, stroke etc.
It is very commonly asked question to me that
“which food will help you to control your cholesterol?”
Following are the nutrients and their sources which help
you to control your cholesterol-
High fiber food:
Fiber helps you to increase your good cholesterol. This
good cholesterol (HDL) helps you to wash out your
bad cholesterol (LDL, VLDL, etc).
Good natural vegetarian sources of high fiber are:
- Green leafy vegetables
- Sweet potato
Omega 3 fatty acid:
- It helps to lower your triglyceride & bad cholesterol.
- It helps to retard your atherosclerosis
- It helps too control your blood pressure
- It reduces blood viscosity and helps you to prevent attacks and strokes.
- It also helps to enhance your immune system.
Good natural vegetarian sources of omega 3 are-
- Flax seeds.
It helps to control your high cholesterol complications by washing
out free radicles which are responsible for getting various diseases in your
Good natural vegetarian sources of antioxidant are-
It contains carotene which act as antioxidants.
It is good source of vitamin C which is king of antioxidant.
It contains flavonoids which also act as an antioxidant.
Always remember that- “No food is a magic bullet.
Low fat diet and regular exercise is must to lower your
That’s all for today.
See you next Tuesday with another Tuesday tip.
Till then…. take care.
Providing simple solutions for the complexities of life
Dr Bhumita Makwana
Your dietitian & homoeopathic physician.