Ldl Cholesterol

Written by Patricia Skinner
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The Good and the Bad

As we have seen, there are two types of cholesterol; HDL is the good cholesterol that we need to keep as high as possible. The blood level for HDL should never be allowed to fall below 35 and if you can get it up to 60 that's optimal for your body. The great thing is, the higher your HDL cholesterol goes, the lower will be your LDL cholesterol, which is the bad one.

LDL should be kept at least below 100. It's not easy, but it can be done. If you've done the diet and exercise, but you're still having a problem with LDL cholesterol, then you may need to reassess your diet. You may also be suffering from stress, which affects LDL cholesterol negatively.

Alternative LDL Cholesterol Strategies

Apart from taking steps to bring stress levels down, and perhaps taking more exercise by way of an activity that you enjoy, you may like to try some supplements for bringing down LDL cholesterol. One very good natural remedy is turmeric. This yellow spice has many health benefits, including cholesterol-lowering effects. It's cheap, and you can include it with every meal if you want!

If you don't particularly like the taste of turmeric, you won't want to put it in your cooking. An alternative is to mix a spoonful of turmeric with a spoonful of honey. This will give you the benefits of the honey too, and you get down it in one mouthful! For other ways of bringing down your LDL cholesterol, do read through the other pages of this site.

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