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Food supplements for lowering cholesterol

There is a lot of hue and cry about cholesterol these days.

The main treatment of choice for lowering cholesterol are a class of medicines called statins. The statins are under a major debate for their efficacy as well as side effects.

What are the non-medical approaches to lowering cholesterol? Diet and exercise surely help with the cholesterol problem.

Here is the world renowned Mayo Clinic’s view on the food supplements that help with cholesterol problem. The food supplements that may help (the article explains how each supplement helps):

  • Artichoke Extract
  • Barley
  • Fish Oil
  • Flaxseed Powder
  • Green Tea Extract
  • Niacin
  • Oat Bran
  • Plant Stanols
  • Plant Sterols
  • Psyllium Fiber
  • Soy Protein
  • Whey Protein

In conclusion

Food supplements work through different mechanisms of action and could be combined for added benefits.

You don’t have to eat all of them at the same time, or on the same day. You can take turns to add different food items to your diet on different days.

Continue with whatever treatment your doctor has given. Add these after discussing with the doctor.

First published on: 6th October, 2015


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