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You've heard the hype: high cholesterol can put you at risk for heart disease and stroke.
In fact, an estimated 141.8 million Americans have high cholesterol (above 200 mg/dL).1 So how can you lower your cholesterol and decrease your risk for illness and disease?
If you are worried about your cholesterol levels, then raw onions could help! The pungent vegetable can actually increase your HDL levels (the "good" cholesterol).
First, you need to understand more about the different kinds of cholesterol.
Low LDL cholesterol levels are desirable to prevent disease.
In recent years, most doctors have emphasized lowering your LDL cholesterol levels to reduce your risk for heart disease, but new research indicates that HDL levels may be a better predictor of health.4
Fortunately, Body Ecology provides excellent ways to raise your HDL levels AND lower your LDL levels.
Here are some great Body Ecology tips to raise your HDL levels:
Eat eggs! Contrary to popular belief, eggs do NOT raise the bad cholesterol levels that contribute to heart disease.5 Body Ecology recommends eating eggs to give your body essential nutrients and fatty acids.
Exercise regularly. Like all health educators today, Donna Gates, the creator of the Body Ecology System of Health and Healing, is a proponent of regular exercise because it stimulates digestion and elimination, increased growth hormone and DHEA levels to keep us young and also reduces stress. Exercise also helps raise your HDL levels! Find exercise that is enjoyable and do it regularly. A fun and easy way to tone your muscles, stimulate immunity, clean your lymph system and keep your heart healthy is rebounding.
Get plenty of niacin. Niacin has been linked to improved HDL levels. Pasture-fed chicken is an excellent source of dietary niacin and provides excellent lean protein. The Body Ecology grain-like seed, millet, is a good source of niacin. Find out more about millet nutrition.
Try raw onions. Research shows that half a raw onion per day can raise your HDL levels. And did you know that onions are a prebiotic (food for healthy microflora)?
But raising your HDL levels is not enough. You still need to keep your LDL levels in a healthy range.
If you have elevated LDL cholesterol levels, try these methods to bring your LDL down:
If you want to learn more ways to enhance your health, build immunity and lower your cholesterol, then be sure to read the latest edition of The Body Ecology Diet.
Cholesterol levels are just one indicator of your total health, and Body Ecology can help you create overall wellness, while lowering the bad LDL cholesterol levels.
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