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Kitchen Herbs and Spices to Naturally Lower Your Cholesterol

Here are some common kitchen spices and herbs which have shown to reduce the levels of Low Density Lipoproteins (LDL), commonly known as bad cholesterol, in our blood. High levels of LDL puts one at risk of Coronary Heart Disease (CAD).

Here are some common kitchen spices and herbs which have shown to reduce the levels of Low Density Lipoproteins (LDL), commonly known as bad cholesterol, in our blood. High levels of LDL puts one at risk of Coronary Heart Disease (CAD).

Cinnamon: Recent studies have shown that regular consumption of cinnamon, a spice which is commonly used in Indian recipes, can help in lowering bad cholesterol (LDL), besides also helping in lowering triglyceride and blood sugar, all of which puts one at risk of heart attack.

Coriander seeds: Consuming a glass of concoction made by boiling 2-3 teaspoons of coriander (cilantro) seeds in water daily can help in reducing bad cholesterol besides improving kidney function. Also, consuming coriander leaves, especially with green salad can also provide similar benefits.

Fenugreek seeds: Consuming fenugreek seeds, either in raw form, in form of concoction or in form of sprouts daily, can significantly help in reducing the levels of bad cholesterol in our blood. Besides, it also helps in regulation of blood sugar and is an excellent blood purifier.

Garlic: Recent studies have shown that regular consumption of garlic can cause moderate reduction in the levels of bad cholesterol (LDL) and total cholesterol. Recent research has also shown that regular consumption of garlic may slow down the growth of cholesterol deposits in our arteries. But remember, garlic needs to be crushed to fully avail of its cardiovascular benefits. 

Ginger: Recent studies have shown that daily consumption of ginger can significantly lower the levels of bad cholesterol. Besides that, ginger is also a natural blood thinner, hence it an excellent spice for protecting the heart naturally.

Onion: Consuming raw onion daily can not only help in reduction of bad cholesterol (LDL), but can also help in increasing the levels of good cholesterol (HDL). 

Turmeric: Recent studies have established that regular consumption of turmeric as little as one gram daily can help in significantly reducing not only total cholesterol, but also triglyceride levels.

Caution: Remember, high blood cholesterol is a serious health condition and should not be taken lightly. Get your blood tested regularly for lipid profile, and if the test shows high levels of LDL and triglyceride, it is best to consult your physician before attempting the home remedies. 

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