Cholesterol Lowering Vegetables
Do you want to easily lower the cholesterol level in your body? Actually, this can be done via a lot of vegetables and fruits which we will eat in our daily diet. This article will describe three types of anti-cholesterol vegetables and fruits, namely, green bean, onions and apples.
Green Bean Sprouts
Green bean is very good to maintain a healthy cholesterol level in the human body. One of its Byproduct, green bean sprouts, contains vitamin c about six or seven times higher than the original content of green beans. Adequate vitamin c can promote the process of get rid of extra cholesterol from the body and prevent the cholesterol deposition inside the arteries. Dietary fiber from green bean sprouts can help clear the body waste. These dietary fiber can combine with cholesterol and be discharged out of the body, thus lowering the overall cholesterol level.
Onion is a special type of vegetable that contain prostaglandins. It is a strong vasodilator which can help soften blood vessels and reduce blood viscosity. It can increase coronary blood flow and promote excretion of sodium and other materials which can cause blood pressure to rise. It is a great food which can regulate the level of blood cholesterol and facilitate the prevention of thrombosis. Onions also contain a special kind of oil which can lower the level of cholesterol and improve the status of atherosclerosis.
Apples have great lipid-lowering effect which is offered by the pectin contained in apple flesh. It is a type of water-soluble dietary fiber which can be combined with bile acid easily. It is just like a sponge absorbing excess cholesterol and lower the triglyceride levels, and then discharge them out of the body. Moreover, pectin can also work with other cholesterol-lowering substances such as vitamin c and fructose to quicken the lipid-lowering process. In addition, the ethyl acetate generated from the apple decomposition can help break down cholesterol as well.
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