How to Control Cholesterol Naturally

Cholesterol problem is caused by unhealthy lifestyles like consuming high saturated fats in the diet and lack of physical activity. Some factors such as obesity, aging, smoking, excessive drinking, and Genetics also increase the problem of cholesterol. So in this article, we will take a look at the natural ways to control cholesterol

How to Control Cholesterol Naturally

l. Red Onions

Red onions are best in dealing with high cholesterol. In Hong Kong scientists found that red onions help to reduce bad cholesterol and elevate good cholesterol levels. This, in turn, lowers the risk of developing heart disease.
  • Mix 1 teaspoon of onion juice in 1 teaspoon of honey. Drink it once daily.
  • Add 1 finely chopped onion and ¼ teaspoon of pepper to 1 cup of buttermilk. Consume it on a regular basis.
  • Also include onion, ginger, and garlic in your diet.

2. Apple Cider Vinegar


Apple cider vinegar is also the best thing to control cholesterol and triglyceride levels. In addition, Apple cider vinegar is the great home remedy for a number of ailments including acid reflux, high blood pressure, gout, upper respiratory infections, and others.
  • Mix 1 teaspoon of organic apple cider vinegar in a glass of water.
  • Drink this 2-3 times a day at least for a month.
  • You can gradually increase the amount of apple cider vinegar to 2 tablespoons per glass. If you do not like the taste of apple cider vinegar, you may mix it with fresh orange juice, apple juice, grape juice, or other fruit juices.

3. Indian Gooseberry


Indian gooseberry contains a natural hypolipidemic agent that can promote the reduction of lipid concentrations in the serum. According to a study published in the International Journal of Medical Research & Health Sciences revealed that Indian Gooseberry fruit has antihyperlipidemic, anti-atherogenic, and hypolipidemic effects.
  • Mix 1 teaspoon of Indian gooseberry powder, or dried and powdered Indian gooseberries, in a glass of warm water.
  • Drink it daily in the morning on an empty stomach.

4. Oatmeal


Eating a bowl of oatmeal is an effective way to reduce your cholesterol levels. Oatmeals are full of soluble fiber and reduce the absorption of cholesterol and lower bad cholesterol levels.
1 and ½ cups of cooked oatmeal or 1 cup of oat bran contain approximately three grams of soluble fiber, beta-glucan. You can also add fruits and nuts such as apples, bananas, strawberries, and walnuts to your oatmeal for added health benefits.

5. Red Yeast Rice

Red yeast rice contains compounds known as monoclines that inhibit cholesterol synthesis and hence help lower cholesterol. Simply put, it is rice fermented by red yeast (monas cus purpure us). For thousands of years, it has been used in China for medicinal purposes. You can get red yeast rice tablets from pharmacies or health food stores. For high cholesterol, take 1200 to 2400 mg of the supplement once or twice daily. Studies have shown that this dietary supplement can decrease total and LDL (‘bad’) cholesterol levels. However, be cautious while taking these supplements as their proper dosage and long-term effects are still unclear. Besides, some red yeast rice products may contain lovastatin and other chemicals that may cause side effects. It is best to consult your doctor before you start taking them. Do not take these supplements during pregnancy, breastfeeding or when suffering from liver problems.

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