Fight High Cholesterol with Turmeric


Fight High Cholesterol with Turmeric

Suffering from elevated cholesterol? High cholesterol is one of the most popular health concerns many suffer across the world. So what is cholesterol anyway? Cholesterol is a type of fatty substance found in our blood and in every cell in your body. The liver primarily makes cholesterol, however, you can also get cholesterol from the foods you eat. Cholesterol has some important functions and roles in the body. Cholesterol is responsible for vitamin D production, aides in the production of hormones, helps the liver create bile (which is necessary for digestion of foods and fat) and important for cell membrane support. There are two main types of cholesterol high-density lipoprotein (HDL) and low-density lipoprotein (LDL). A very common health myth is that all cholesterol is bad, however, there is one type of cholesterol that we need to watch out for. LDL is referred to as “bad cholesterol” and HDL is referred to “good cholesterol”. Too much LDL can lead to plaque buildup in the artery walls and cause blood vessel damage, which increases your risk of heart disease. Many who suffer from high cholesterol, are quick to turn to statin or cholesterol-lowering drugs. Statin drugs inhibit your body's production of CoQ10. CoQ10 is an essential antioxidant our bodies produce to which is beneficial to heart health and muscle function. It also functions as protection from free radical damage, production of energy for cells and boosting of the immune system. Statin drugs also come with a varying amount of unwanted side-effects. You can avoid all of this by simply adjusting your lifestyle and diet, which are ultimately the primary reasons for elevated cholesterol.

Turn to turmeric to greatly assist you in lowering LDL cholesterol in addition to a healthier diet. Turmeric aids in lowering cholesterol by reducing the oxidation and circulation of oxidized levels of LDL cholesterol in the lining of the arteries. Help increase your liver’s ability to clear out the “bad cholesterol” by drinking any one of Turmeric Teas signature tea blends. Making a few dietary changes, eliminating stresses and sitting back to enjoy a cup of Turmeric Tea daily can be a natural alternative to lowering cholesterol without the need of statin drugs.

Blog post by Alexandra Daugherty, Holistic Nutritionist

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