Concern: Cholesterol

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According to Santé Publique France, one in five French people has an LDL cholesterol level higher than normal. This directly impacts your cardiovascular risk.

Hypercholesterolemia is a lipid metabolism disorder associated with high blood cholesterol levels. More precisely, this disorder is caused by an increase in levels of LDL cholesterol or “bad cholesterol”, present in large quantities in the blood. The liver is no longer able to eliminate all the accumulated LDL cholesterol and it is deposited on the walls of blood vessels, thus increasing the risk of arteriosclerosis and therefore cardiovascular disease.

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In a study conducted in 2014, 37 postmenopausal women in the age range of 45-60 years were at moderate risk of hyperlipidemia. They were randomized into 2 groups (treatment and placebo) as follows: a group of 19 women received capsules containing 500 mg of N.sativa, while the placebo group of 18 women received placebo capsules containing wheat germ. The N. sativa capsules were administered orally at a dose of 1 g, or 2 capsules/day, after breakfast, every day, for a period of two months. The results of the present study showed a significant decrease in hyperlipidemia in postmenopausal women after treatment with N. Sativa, compared to the placebo group.

The results also indicated a tendency for N. sativa to improve blood sugar and blood pressure better than placebo. The average cholesterol level (TC) of subjects in the N. sativa group significantly improved by 16.09% at two months of treatment compared to baseline and was significantly higher than in the placebo group.

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general Council

Here are some tips for reducing cholesterol naturally:

1. Eat a healthy diet:

- Limit high-cholesterol foods like fatty meats, full-fat dairy, and processed foods.

- Choose foods rich in fiber such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, nuts and seeds.

2. Reduce saturated and trans fats:

- Limit the consumption of fried foods, industrial snacks, hydrogenated margarines and processed foods containing trans fats.

3. Opt for healthy fats:

- Favor unsaturated fats found in avocados, nuts, seeds, vegetable oils (such as olive oil, flaxseed oil, canola oil) which can help reduce LDL cholesterol (“ bad” cholesterol) while increasing HDL (“good” cholesterol).

4. Promote omega-3:

- Oily fish like salmon, tuna, mackerel, sardines are rich in omega-3 which can help reduce cholesterol.

5.Maintain a healthy weight:

- Excess weight can increase cholesterol, so maintaining a healthy weight can help control cholesterol levels.

6. Consult your doctor:

- Before drastically changing your diet or physical activity level, always consult a healthcare professional for personalized advice based on your current health and specific needs.

These tips can help lower cholesterol naturally, but it's essential to work with a healthcare professional to create a plan tailored to your individual needs.