Home Remedy for Lower Cholesterol #1 – Increase Your Magnesium Levels
In The Magnesium Miracle, Dr. Carolyn Dean explains how magnesium acts as a natural statin, limiting cholesterol production so that it covers necessary functions but is not produced in excess. Foods that are high in magnesium include: kelp, wheat bran, wheat germ, almonds, cashews, molasses, brewer’s yeast, buckwheat, brazil nuts, dulse, filberts, peanuts, wheat grain, millet, pecans, English walnuts, rye, tofu and dark chocolate. Many wild plants are also high in magnesium, such as burdock root, dandelion, chickweed and nettle. It may be difficult for people to get enough magnesium through diet, so applyingmagnesium oil topically can also be helpful.
Home Remedy for Lower Cholesterol #2 – Get More Vitamin C
As an antioxidant, vitamin C helps to reduce inflammation. A 2008 study showed a significant decrease in serum LDL cholesterol and tryglyceride concentrations with the supplementation of at least 500mg/d of vitamin C. Some good sources of vitamin C include:
- citrus fruits such as oranges, grapefruit, lemons and limes
- sweet bell peppers – green or red
- cruciferous vegetables such as cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli and kale
- sweet potatoes
Home Remedy for Lower Cholesterol #3 – Drink Some Green Tea
Catechin, a major constituent of green tea, has been shown to reduce oxidized (damaged) low-density lipoprotein. In a 2007 study, volunteers consumed the equivalent of 6 to 7 cups of green tea daily and experienced a significant change in plasma LDL concentration.