4 Practical Tips to Lowering Down the LDL Cholesterol Level Effectively

Are you confused about LDL and HDL cholesterol?

  • Cholesterol is a fat-like substance that our liver produces. It is also found in food particularly animal products. 

  • Low-density lipoprotein (LDL) commonly known as bad cholesterol. It deposits on the wall of the blood vessel which become plaques that may lead to blockage.

  • In contrast, high-density lipoproteins (HDL) often referred to as good cholesterol. It transports LDL in the bloods to your liver, then eliminates it from your body.

Is high LDL harmful to our health?

Sources: Malaysia National Health and Morbidity Survey (NHMS) 2019

Cholesterol is vital for body function, but high levels of LDL are bad for our health. It would increase the risk of getting heart diseases and stroke. 

 

A total cholesterol level of 5.2 mmol/L or higher indicates raised total cholesterol. However, according to NHMS (2019), 1 in 4 adults are unaware they have raised total cholesterol. Moreover, the majority of them being middle-aged people (40-59 years old).

4 Practical Tips to Lowering Down the LDL Cholesterol Level Effectively

1. Healthy Eating

Avoid cholesterol-rich food

Avoid fast food, processed meat, fried food and snacks that may lead to high LDL.

 

The American Heart Association recommends a dietary cholesterol intake of <300 mg/day

Make a healthy choice on fats

Avoid trans fats and cutting back on saturated fats. Focus on monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats that can reduce LDL and increase HDL.

 

Examples are olive oil, avocado and, tree nuts such as hazelnuts, walnuts and, almonds. Food rich in lecithin also can be a good option for you.

Eat plenty of soluble fiber

Soluble fiber helps to remove bad LDL from your body.

 

Beans, peas, barley, citrus fruit, oats and, brown rice are some of the best sources of soluble fiber.

2. Stay Physically Active

Ministry of Health Malaysia suggests individuals with high cholesterol to do aerobic exercise 30–45 minutes for at least 5 days a week.  However, be sure to check with your doctor first before starting an exercise.

 

Examples of aerobic activities are brisk walking, jogging, cycling, skipping rope and swimming.

3. Quit Smoking

Cigarette smoking would lower beneficial HDL. This may result in a higher LDL as well as triglycerides (blood fat). 

 

Stopping smoking has both immediate and long-term benefits for your cholesterol level.

4. Weight Management

Obesity and overweight raise LDL in blood. Weight loss boosting HDL and promotes lower total cholesterol. 

 

Thus, lose weight and maintain body weight in a healthy range with BMI of 18.5 to 24.9.

What is soy lecithin?

  • Soy lecithin is a phospholipid derived from soybeans.

  • Lecithin is essential for the body cells’ biological function properly.

  • It has various uses and often used as a medicine, dietary supplement, and food additive.

Did you know about the benefits of soy lecithin?

Lower LDL cholesterol

Diet high in lecithin helps in increasing HDL and reducing LDL.

Boost brain function

Lecithin can boost brain function. It uses in medication to treat memory disorders like Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.

Treat skin disease

Lecithin also uses as a treatment for skin diseases such as eczema and dermatitis.

Improve immune system

Soy lecithin supplementation may improve immune function, especially in diabetics.

Aids in breastfeeding

Lecithin help in the prevention of blocked milk ducts in some mothers.  The dose suggests by Canadian Breastfeeding Foundation is 1200 mg four times a day.

Brown rice instant beverage with soy lecithin may suit you to reduce your LDL cholesterol level!

NutriBrownRice® (Oat with Soy Lecithin)

NutriBrownRice® (Oat with Soy Lecithin) is a type of Brown Rice Instant Beverage with chewy Australia baby oats flakes and soy lecithin. It is zero cholesterol, low calories, and low sugar.

 

1 sachet contains 1000 mg of soy lecithin which can lower LDL and total cholesterol levels. It also provides 42% of your daily wholegrain requirements

 

A palatable drink that keeps you feel full until the next meal.  Suitable for breakfast, teatime, supper, and also while you’re on the go through your busy day.

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Can I take NutriBrownRice® if I am a diabetes patient?
NutriBrownRice® is made from natural brown rice without other preservatives or food conditioners. Brown rice is recognized as a low glycemic index food. All of our products stated above are low in sugar. You are suggested to take NutriBrownRice® (Original – No Sugar Added with Prebiotic Added) or NutriBrownRice® (Purple Sweet Potato-No Sugar Added with Prebiotic) if you are diabetes patient for a better glucose control)
Is it possible to prepare NutriBrownRice® drinks as a hot drink?
Every person needs a healthy and varied diet tailored to their individual requirements. One cup of NutriBrownRice® will serve averagely a person up to 42% of the daily whole grain required by their body. Therefore, taking 2-3 servings of NutriBrownRice® a day is ideal to help one consume enough whole grain nutrients for a day.
In how many days will you notice the health benefits of NutriBrownRice® ?
You will notice significant health benefits from day 3 onwards for minor health problems such as acne, gastric, constipations etc. For high blood sugar, you will notice significant changes in blood sugar in 14days or months depends on individuals.
How much does a person need to drink NutriBrownRice® a day?
Every person needs a healthy and varied diet tailored to their individual requirements. One cup of NutriBrownRice® will serve averagely a person up to 42% of the daily whole grain required by their body. Therefore, taking 2-3 servings of NutriBrownRice® a day is ideal to help one consume enough whole grain nutrients for a day.
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