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Fruits and vegetables that are a good source of sterols are:
Brussels sprouts

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Thanks so much for these tips. I'll try them. Blessings to you all.

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great tips!!

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Thank you for this information. I use to take flax seed and put it on salads and some stuff, but I stopped using it, need to try it again.

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Type 2 diabetes is characterized by elevated blood sugars, either in the context of insulin resistance or an inability to produce insulin.

However, elevated blood sugar can also be a problem in people who don’t have diabetes… it is believed to be a major cause of ageing and various chronic diseases.

So, pretty much everyone should benefit from keeping their blood sugar levels stable.

The most effective (and healthiest) way to do that is to avoid refined carbs and sugar, but apple cider vinegar may also have a powerful effect.

Vinegar has been shown to have numerous benefits for insulin function and blood sugar levels:

Improves insulin sensitivity during a high-carb meal by 19-34% and significantly lowers blood glucose and insulin responses (7).
Reduces blood sugar by 34% when eating 50 grams of white bread (8).
2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar before bedtime can reduce fasting blood sugars by 4% (9).
Numerous other studies, in both rats and humans, show that vinegar can increase insulin sensitivity and significantly lower blood sugar responses during

I have been taking 1 tbs of vinegar a day . for a month . my sugar is down in the upper 80.
my weight has drop 2 pounds and I feel much better

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i read a article . its 1 tsp of flax seeds daily. will help

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One of the most common causes of heart attacks in the western world is arterial blockage caused by the accumulation of cholesterol. While this can be avoided by dieting and exercising, if you’ve been diagnosed with high levels of bad cholesterol, there are foods and activities that speed up the process of reducing cholesterol levels.

How can you speed up cholesterol reduction?

1. Cholesterol

This may sound counterintuitive but the cholesterol one needs to get rid of is LDL (Low-Density Lipoproteins), which is common in animal products. One of the best ways to lower LDL levels is by consuming foods rich in HDL (High-Density Lipoproteins), which comes from plants and is called Phytosterols. Phytosterols work in a similar manner to the soluble fibers in laxatives, can be found in foods such as fruits, vegetables, nuts, soy, and whole grains.

2. Onion Extract

Several past studies found that onion is effective at reducing LDL (“bad” cholesterol), as well as your body’s glycemic level. Dr. Deepika Gopal, a cardiologist at The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano, says that: "In the Indian culture, we believe spices have healing properties, and onion and garlic are both very useful in lowering cholesterol, based on what we've seen in Indian cooking." It is not a miracle cure, but can definitely help.

3. Red Yeast Rice

As the name suggests, this is a type of red yeast that is grown on rice. This yeast contains monacolin K, a compound that doesn’t allow the liver to produce cholesterol, which the body needs to build its cells. When not locally produced, the body starts searching for reservoirs of cholesterols in the body and uses them. Taking red yeast in pill form has been shown to reduce LDL levels by 10%-30%.

4. Soy

A moderate consumption of soy products such as tofu has been shown to reduce LDL levels in the body, as well as occasionally having a positive effect on breast cancer. According to a Harvard Medical School study, drinking 2½ cups of soy milk or eating 10 ounces of tofu a day can reduce LDL levels by 5%-6%.

5. Alcohol

You’ve probably heard that a glass of red wine is good for your health, and the reason is that, even though it doesn’t reduce the level of LDL in the body, it increases the level of HDL. Think of HDL as a drain unclogger for cholesterol. The Mayo Clinic warns that men and women under 65 avoid drinking more than two glasses of wine a day, and those over 65 stick to 1 glass a day. However, consult with your doctor first, as alcohol can exacerbate preexisting liver disease and certain heart conditions.

6. Indian Gooseberry

Indian gooseberry contains potent antioxidants that help the cardiovascular system. Cholesterol will oxidize in your bloodstream, becoming plaque, which adheres to the arterial walls and slowly clogs them. Antioxidants stop oxidization, preventing the buildup of plaque.

7. Pectin

Pectin is a fiber that can be found in the white membrane inside citrus fruits. Pectin can lower LDL levels by 7%-10% and works in a way similar to phytosterol and soluble fibers. Pectin is also found in apples, as well as in pill form.

8. Licorice Root

This is only relevant for fresh licorice root or in pill form, as the candied stuff you find in the store often doesn’t contain any real licorice at all. A few recent studies found that licorice root can lower LDL levels, as well as body fat. Please be aware, however, that licorice can have severe interactions with certain medication such as insulin, contraceptives, and laxatives. If you want to start using it, consult with your doctor.

9. Bergamot

A lesser-known citrus fruit, but with potent cholesterol-lowering powers. You may recognize the aroma from Earl Grey tea, as oil from bergamot rinds is used to give that tea its particular flavor. While bergamot has a small amount of pectin, its real power comes from having a high concentration of several flavonoids. In several recent studies, bergamot was found to reduce LDL cholesterol levels by around 25%-27%, as well as raise HDL cholesterol levels.

10. Laxatives

Some laxatives don’t just clear your bowels; they can also block the absorption of cholesterol in the blood. Laxatives that contain soluble fibers becomes jelly-like and travels through your stomach and intestines, collection cholesterol and preventing it from being absorbed. The best part is that the laxative absorbs cholesterol from food, not from your body’s reservoirs, which forces the body to start using its own supply. Additionally, fibrous laxatives often help you feel sated and prevents you from craving snacks.

11. Sleep

The Japanese Nihon University School of Medicine found that women who sleep less than 5 hours or more than 8 hours, often suffer from an excess of LDL and absence of HDL. According to the experts in the university, cholesterol metabolism happens when we sleep, so getting too much or not enough will disrupt the body’s natural functions. Additionally, getting enough sleep increases your mental faculties, helping you control unhealthy cravings and gives you energy to exercise and move more during the day.

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