Cholesterol is a complex organic compound, which occurs naturally in the body. This organic compound is used to produce vitamin D, bile acids, and various hormones needed by the body to function normally.
In addition, there are two cholesterol types: high density lipoprotein or HDL, which is the good cholesterol, protecting against heart disease, and low density lipoprotein or LDL, which is the bad cholesterol, leading to artery plaque buildup.
A detailed research indicates that high cholesterol levels, especially LDL, are related to high coronary heart disease risk, i.e., the leading cause of death in the U.S.
Here is an ancient Chinese remedy to reduce cholesterol
- 3 liters of water
- 4 medium-sized organic lemons
- 4 garlic cloves
Start by chopping the garlic cloves into large pieces.
Then, soak the lemons in water with a little apple cider vinegar in order to remove any bacteria from their peel. An hour later, cut them into small pieces, but without peeling.
Boil the water, put the garlic and lemons into a bowl and pour the boiling water over them.
Next, you should grind everything well, divide the resulting mixture into three separate glass containers and pour the remaining warm water over them.
Afterwards, seal them and store them in a refrigerator for three days.
You should then strain the mixture and store it in a fridge again.
Within the first few days, take a soup spoon full of the remedy a half hour before each meal.
(In case you don’t have any side effects increase this to two soup spoonfuls a half hour before each meal).
You can gradually increase the amount until you can take 50 ml., three times on a daily basis. Make sure you do NOT take more than 150 ml., a day.
It is important to know that this treatment should last forty days, and it should be done once a year.
Interestingly, garlic is one of the most widely purchased herbal supplements that are used to reduce cholesterol levels.
But bear in mind, garlic, regardless of the form, is just one way to help decrease your cholesterol. Remember, your top priority should be a healthy-balanced diet, which includes vegetables, whole grains, fruits, beans, unsaturated fats, lean protein, and low-fat dairy.
Note: Inform your healthcare provider that you are taking garlic to reduce your cholesterol levels, as it may interact with certain conditions or medications you are taking.