Cholesterol is a waxy substance that comes from two sources: your body and food. Your body, and especially your liver, makes all the cholesterol you need and circulates it through the blood. But cholesterol is also found in foods from animal sources, such as meat, poultry and full-fat dairy products. Your liver produces more cholesterol when you eat a diet high in saturated and trans fats.
LDL (bad) cholesterol is produced naturally by the body, but many people inherit genes from their mother, father or even grandparents that cause them to make too much.
Cholesterol is both our friend and foe – at normal levels, it is an essential substance for the body’s normal functioning, but if levels in the blood get too high, it becomes a silent danger that puts us at risk of a heart attack.
High levels of cholesterol in the blood can increase your risk of heart disease. Your cholesterol levels tend to rise as you get older. There are usually no signs or symptoms that you have high blood cholesterol, but it can be detected with a blood test. You are likely to have high cholesterol if members of your family have it, if you are overweight or if you eat a lot of fatty foods.
Recipe for lowering your cholesterol:
- 36 cloves of garlic
- 3 medium organically grown lemons
- 1 liter of water
- Peel the garlic cloves and cut it into large pieces.
- The lemon have to be cleaned and leave it to soak in the water with a little baking soda for about one hour.
- Cut the lemon in little pieces after one hour soaked in the water.
- Boil one liter of water.
- Put the garlic cloves and lemon into the skillet with boiling water.
- Put the skillet filled with garlic cloves and lemon back into the stove.
- Leave it to simmer for about 15 minutes, then remove it from the heat and leave it in the refrigerator overnight.
- Strain the liquid in the morning.
- Drink 50ml three times prior to every meal.
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