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8 lifestyle changes that can help lower bad cholesterol levels

Published on May 25, 2024 04:08 PM IST
  • From having a protein-rich breakfast to adding ginger and garlic in your dal tadka, here are some tips and tricks to lower cholesterol levels.
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Cholesterol levels can increase mainly due to consuming a diet high in saturated fats and trans fats, genetic disorders and lifestyle factors like smoking, sedentary lifestyle, and alcohol. Making healthy changes in your diet can help lower cholesterol. Dietitian Manpreet Kalra shares some effective tips on Instagram. (Freepik) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on May 25, 2024 04:08 PM IST

Cholesterol levels can increase mainly due to consuming a diet high in saturated fats and trans fats, genetic disorders and lifestyle factors like smoking, sedentary lifestyle, and alcohol. Making healthy changes in your diet can help lower cholesterol. Dietitian Manpreet Kalra shares some effective tips on Instagram. (Freepik)

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1. Start your day with omega-3 fatty acids like Chia seeds water, walnuts etc. They contain essential fatty acids that reduce inflammation and improve lipid profile.  (Shutterstock) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on May 25, 2024 04:08 PM IST

1. Start your day with omega-3 fatty acids like Chia seeds water, walnuts etc. They contain essential fatty acids that reduce inflammation and improve lipid profile.  (Shutterstock)

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2. Have a high-fibre and protein-rich breakfast like oats and besan cheela with grated ghia. This improves LDL or bad cholesterol levels. (Pinterest) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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2. Have a high-fibre and protein-rich breakfast like oats and besan cheela with grated ghia. This improves LDL or bad cholesterol levels. (Pinterest)

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3. Try to walk for 10-15 minutes post meals. This balances blood sugar levels and improves lipid profile. (Shutterstock) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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3. Try to walk for 10-15 minutes post meals. This balances blood sugar levels and improves lipid profile. (Shutterstock)

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4. Adding ginger and garlic to curries and dal can also help lower cholesterol levels. They also help prevent atherosclerosis, or the buildup of plaque in the arteries. (Freepik) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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4. Adding ginger and garlic to curries and dal can also help lower cholesterol levels. They also help prevent atherosclerosis, or the buildup of plaque in the arteries. (Freepik)

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5. Avoid processed snacks like chips and namkeen. These food items contain processed vegetable oils which increase cholesterol. (Pinterest) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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5. Avoid processed snacks like chips and namkeen. These food items contain processed vegetable oils which increase cholesterol. (Pinterest)

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6. Limit consumption of bakery items like cakes and rusks. These items are high in sugar and contain saturated fat.  expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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6. Limit consumption of bakery items like cakes and rusks. These items are high in sugar and contain saturated fat. 

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7. Add vitamin B rich vegetables like leafy greens, broccoli, and green peas. They lower cholesterol levels and protect heart.  expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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7. Add vitamin B rich vegetables like leafy greens, broccoli, and green peas. They lower cholesterol levels and protect heart. 

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8. Add cholesterol lowering shot early in the morning. Apart from reducing cholesterol, it also lowers inflammation. (Pinterest) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on May 25, 2024 04:08 PM IST

8. Add cholesterol lowering shot early in the morning. Apart from reducing cholesterol, it also lowers inflammation. (Pinterest)

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