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Turmeric for Cholesterol [Get Rid of Cholesterol]
Today you will learn the facts about Turmeric for lowering cholesterol and what the scientific research say’s.
Turmeric the super herb is beginning to be recognised by western medicine for it’s many health benefits.
This should not be surprising, as in Eastern medicine it’s been used for centuries.
The health wise people amongst us are also discovering Turmerics amazing benefits. One of these benefits, that is increasingly being studied, is Turmeric’s ability to combat high cholesterol.
Cholesterol often called the silent killer as it goes unnoticed by many people. The reason why cholesterol symptoms go unseen is simple “you often don’t know you have cholesterol until it’s to late”.
Many symptoms of a unhealthy lifestyle are easily noticeable. For example you gain weight, you feel pain, you notice stiff joints. But high cholesterol has no outward symptoms and often stays unnoticed.
Be Alert for High Cholesterol
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Heart disease is the number one cause of death in the USA(1). Heart disease is primary caused by high levels of bad cholesterol (LDL cholesterol).
Bad cholesterol is caused by a number of factors including: poor diet, obesity, lack of exercise. This results in the development of fatty deposits that stick to the side of the artery walls. Thus restricting the flow of blood.
This in turn can lead to a high risk of:
- Heart attack: The heart is staved of blood and has to work harder resulting in higher risk of heart attack.
- Heart disease: Again the blood flow is decreased and clogging results. This is a cause of heart disease.
- Stroke: When blood is cut off from the brain the end result is a Stroke.
As already stated high LDL cholesterol levels are difficult to detect by yourself. Therefore, you need a blood test to determine if you have high cholesterol. If you find you have high cholesterol then there are way’s to lower it, if you TAKE ACTION.
How to Use Turmeric for Lowering Cholesterol
Today many health conscious people are turning to alternative medicine. However, I prefer to call it traditional medicine as it’s been with us long before the medical profession.
[pullquote align=”normal”]Traditional medicine is now being researched seriously. [/pullquote]
One of these studies is looking into, if Turmeric can help with LDL cholesterol. While Turmeric is well known for it’s antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It could also help to control LDL cholesterol and heart diseases.
What does the research say?
The conclusion of the research suggest that a low dose-15mg/day 3 times a day of Turmeric/Curcumin(2). This is how much turmeric powder to take daily to reduce LDL.
Hence; this results in a reduction in total cholesterol levels and LDL cholesterol levels. The research is promising and further studies are schedule.
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What’s also interesting is that, in the study a moderate dose of Turmeric also help to reduce LDL levels. But a high dose had the opposite effect. It increased LDL cholesterol levels. Hence further research is needed.
As you can see from above, a turmeric supplement can help with cholesterol. However, there’s also some other way’s you can help with your cholesterol health. Eating healthy and exercising regularly can sort out a lot of your wellness problems.
But you should always remember that even healthy individuals can developed high cholesterol. So be aware of this silent killer and if in doubt see your Doctor and get tested.