Cholesterol is a natural fatty substance present in all cells of the human body necessary for the normal functioning of the body, according to the Spanish Heart Foundation.
Additionally, the Mayo Clinic, a non-profit organization dedicated to clinical practice, education, and research, explained that high cholesterol can be hereditary, although is usually the result of unhealthy lifestyle choices, so that it can be prevented and treated.
Other causes of high cholesterol are physical inactivity, lack of exercise, smoking, obesity, age and diabetes. However, high cholesterol has no symptoms and the only way to detect it is through a blood test.
Therefore, the Kitchen Vital portal revealed that celery infusion can help regulate cholesterol and for the preparation, half a teaspoon of powdered ginger is needed, which can be optional, a lemon, a liter of water and three well washed stalks of celery.
Then the water should be boiled with the celery into small pieces. Once it reaches a boil, lower the heat a bit and leave it on the stove for another ten minutes, then add the ginger and let it sit for another 15 minutes. Just before drinking it, it is necessary to add the lemon juice.
In addition, it is recommended to drink a cup of the infusion on an empty stomach, and to dose the rest during the day, preferably before meals, but to obtain results, this drink must be taken for 15 days without interruption, then rest another 15 days and start again.
In any case, before consuming the infusion, the first thing to do is to consult a health expert so that he can guide the process and indicate what is most appropriate for each person, since The information given above does not in any way replace medical advice.
For its part, the non-profit organization revealed that certain lifestyle changes can help treat the disease, such as:
- Reduce excess weight. The Ministry of Health explained on its website that a healthy weight is considered to be one that allows the person to maintain a good state of health and a good quality of life. It is also understood as the weight values, within which there is no risk to the health of the person.
- Follow a heart-healthy diet. Choose plant-based foods, including fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. Limit your intake of saturated and trans fats. As a healthier option, you can consume monounsaturated fats, which are found in olive and canola oil. Avocados, nuts and fatty fish are other sources of healthy fats.
- Regular exercise. New guidelines from the World Health Organization (WHO) recommend at least 150 to 300 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous intensity aerobic physical activity per week for all adults, including people living with chronic illnesses or disabilities, and an average of 60 minutes per day for children and adolescents.
- NO SMOKING. Within 20 minutes of quitting, blood pressure and heart rate recover from the cigarette-induced spike. Within three months of quitting, blood circulation and lung function begin to improve. Within a year of quitting, your risk of heart disease is half that of a smoker.
However, if these lifestyle changes aren’t enough, your doctor may also recommend taking medication.