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  • Which types of dry fruits are good for lowering bad cholesterol in 35 years male

    Suffering from high cholesterol and worries how to reduce the risks? Interested in knowing the best remedies to reduce cholesterol? Here, on this page check out the advice provided by experts for your queries.

    Bad cholesterol in the blood is a risky matter and one has to try to reduce it to an acceptable level.
    What are the dry fruits that can be taken to lower the bad cholesterol and improve the good cholesterol?
    How many quantities of dry fruits are advisable per day?
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  • Nuts are indispensable parts in maintaining our health such as less body cholesterol, High Density Cholesterol and less LDL. The following nuts would act as a cholesterol-lowering properties -
    1) Walnuts - Walnuts contain a high amount of unsaturated fats, less amount of saturated fats and high content of omega 3 and taking around 15 to 20 walnuts in the empty stomach would take care of excess cholesterol and at the same, it would raise HDL which is beneficial to our heart.
    2) Almond - Almond is excellent for the heart - health apart from its sugar-regulating property.
    The best way of its consumption is in the empty stomach so that the liver takes less time in its assimilation. A handful of nuts say seven to eight if taken regularly in the empty stomach would reduce high cholesterol within three months. This nut has the beneficial effect on blood - circulation.
    3) Peanut - Of all the nuts, Peanuts are cheaper in terms of cost but in terms of efficiency, it is no less than the other nuts. Dried peanuts around 25 GMs is to be consumed in order to see its beneficial effects.
    4) Pista - Pista is an excellent dry nut for the removal of excess cholesterol apart from its liver regulating property. This nut is rich in Omega - 3 acid apart from high unsaturated fat. This can reduce high triglyceride and can control of LDL in a reasonable manner.
    These nuts have a tremendous effect in the regulation of high cholesterol apart from trimming the body weight.
    However, apart from those nuts mentioned above, We may consume roughly one GM of Gooseberry powder regularly in the empty stomach to get positive effects in terms of lowering cholesterol. It is also regarded as one of the best liver tonic.

  • There are some good dry fruits which will help you in reducing bad cholesterol. I suggest the following.

    1. Almonds: These dry fruits will have high dietary fibre, proteins and good fats. Once you eat a handful of these almonds you feel full and you will reduce eating. That will make you lose weight also. Some people suggest to eat them by mixing them with other food.
    2. walnuts: These are also good for weight control. Daily we can take about 5 walnuts for good health.
    3. Dates: They are easily digestible and gives you quick energy. 3 or 4 dates will make your constipation free and gives you good health.
    4. Apricots: This item is also good for weight loss and maintaining good health. You can take these dry fruits with your breakfast.
    5. Pista: This is very good for reducing bad cholesterol. You can take daily some quantity of this item.

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  • Dry fruits are known for their health benefits and their mineral and vitamin contents. Some of them are very god in reducing the bad cholesterol in our bodies. Doctors recommend to chew a few such dry fruits daily in our diet and take the advantage accordingly. Cholesterol is present in the blood stream and useful for many functions. Only problem comes when its percentage rises beyond a threshold value. Cholesterol present in the body is carried by two types of lipoproteins - low-density lipoprotein (LDL) and high-density lipoprotein (HDL). Cholesterol is carried by two different types of lipoproteins - low-density lipoprotein (LDL) and high-density lipoprotein (HDL). They are known as bad (LDL) and good (HDL) cholesterols. There are some ways of reducing the bad cholesterol in the body and some nuts are also believed to help in this. Some of these dry fruits and nuts known to have these properties are -

    1. Walnuts - These contain high amount of heart protecting omega-3 acids. They are effective in decreasing LDL in our bodies.

    2. Pistachios - These are also effective in reducing bad cholesterol. They contain fibre, nutrients, potassium and antioxidants and are a healthy food.

    3. Almonds - They are useful in lowering blood sugar, lowering blood pressure and lowering cholesterol in the body. They also contain fibre, Vitamin E and Magnesium.

    4. Hazelnuts - The high concentration of antioxidants and healthy fats lower the cholesterol levels in the blood. Hazelnuts are good for controlling the blood pressure also.

    5. Macadamia - These nuts help those who are trying to lose weight. They contain more of monounsaturated fat which control cholesterol.

    6. Brazil nuts - They also have a high percentage of monounsaturated fats which are actually good fats and help in controlling cholesterol. They are also a good source of magnesium, zinc, calcium and vitamin E.

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  • If you are looking for ways to reduce cholesterol levels, you must make lifestyle changes. Nuts, especially walnuts, are said to lower cholesterol levels since they are a good source of omega-3 fatty acids. However, they are expensive and don't work miracles overnight. You will need to take at least 1/2 a cup of shelled walnuts, every day, for them to begin affecting your cholesterol levels.

    Other foods can be included in the diet, that have an equally positive response. Also, make exercise a part of your daily regimen.

    A tip about foods: Have foods in their natural form. Avoid processed foods like maida, have whole-grain flours, instead. Prefer a mix of millets (jau, bajra, jowar etc.), along with whole wheat flour. Also, add soya atta to the chappatis. Include high-fibre fruits and vegetables in your diet, as the soluble fibres in them help remove the cholesterol from the body.

    1. All vegetables are good for lowering cholesterol levels, but lauki (bottle gourd) is said to act faster
    2. Apples also have properties that lower cholesterol levels, as do oranges
    3. Use cold-pressed oils instead of refined oils. The following fats are healthy - coconut, sesame seed (til), sunflower, peanut, mustard (sarson) and olive oil. Extra virgin olive oil is the best among these fats, as it is a good source of omega-3 fatty acids, but it is costly
    4. Seeds, especially sesame, flax seeds and pumpkin seeds are particularly good
    5. Fish, especially the oily variety, is excellent. Salmon, tuna, mackerel and sardines (google for local names) will reduce cholesterol levels. Omega-3 fish oil capsules are available, online; they are expensive but effective
    6. Isabgol (psyllium husk - unflavoured variety) can be taken before retiring to bed. It is rich in fibre, though it is tasteless and gummy, and difficult to eat. Alternatively, a few teaspoons of the husk can be added to the atta, used for making roti

    Remember, the liver produces cholesterol, and sometimes diet alone may not bring down the levels, mainly if the liver is producing more cholesterol. You will then need statins to control the levels.

    The key to maintaining healthy cholesterol levels is a healthy plant-based diet, combined with exercise. Drink a lot of water. Avoid ghee, butter and foods with trans fats and hydrogenated fats. Biscuits, namkeens and other fast foods should be out of your diet. If you are a non-vegetarian, take only white meat, chicken without the skin, remove all fat from the meat you eat.

    I will write a detailed article on practices that I follow, which have helped me maintain healthy cholesterol levels, all my life. Neither my husband nor I suffer from age-related health problems.

  • 1. Dry fruits like walnut, almond and pistachios in limited quantity is good.

    2. If you are a non-vegetarian, you can take fish, especially small fish. Strictly avoid red meat.

    3. Drink at least 3.5 litres of water everyday.

    4. Morning walk and evening walk is very beneficial for lowering LDL cholesterol.

    5. The lipid profile test must be done every month. Following the advice of physician is a must.

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  • In this case, first try to reduce the bad cholesterol items and then gradually improve or take steps for good cholesterol. Other than drinking plenty liter of water per day, you can use the following fruits to avoid bad cholesterol.

    Avocados, different types of nuts including walnut and peanuts, use Oats and Barley, Dark Chocolate, Barley, Raisin etc. can help you to reduce bad cholesterol.

    Walking would help you on this as well.

    In few cities, 'Nutrition' (brand) agency is there and it is just food that they are offering specially for healthcare purpose. Try to search for this and this will help for various health issues.

  • Bad Cholesterol is called as LDL . If we have high LDL Cholesterol level, there will be a buildup on the walls of the blood vessels which is usually termed as Plague .It narrows the blood vessels over the period of time and hampers the blood flow from heart to other organs and vice versa. Usually if there is a block in the blood flow to the heart ,there is high chance of developing chest pain or heart attack

    One has to not only look for dry fruits option to reduce the Bad Cholesterol but also has to focus on all the ways which would contribute for reducing the high LDL Cholesterol levels

    Below are the few steps which would contribute to lower the LDL Cholesterol level

    1.Firstly ,We need to work on life style changes like avoiding junk foods, including some exercises/walking as our regular activity, keeping check on blood pressure and high sugar level in our blood.

    2. Include foods which are rich in Omega 3 Fatty Acids since it helps to increase the HDL(High density lipoprotein which contributes to lower the LDL).Food which are high in Omega fatty acids are fish and some nuts.

    3. In general try to avoid oil while cooking and try to include dishes in your diet which are steamed/boiled

    4. Limit food which are high in saturated fats like lamb, pork , beef.

    5. Try to include more of fiber rich foods in the diet like skins of fruits, natural vegetable oils like safflower oil, olive oil,etc. Include oats, flaxseeds, oranges, etc in the diet.

    6. Avoid smoking and drinking

    Coming to the dry fruits and nuts which contribute for better cholesterol levels are Almonds , Walnuts, Hazelnuts, Pistachios when consumed in moderate level.

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