It’s no secret that high cholesterol levels can cause strokes and even heart attacks. Usually, this condition can be characterized by special symptoms which are often considered trivial. If this is the case, don’t delay in immediately trying to lower your cholesterol levels, dear beauties!
The first step that must be taken so that cholesterol levels return to normal is of course to adopt a healthy diet. During these times, first avoid foods that trigger high cholesterol levels.
Instead, Beauties can eat various kinds of fruit. The reason is, the pectin content in fruit can help reduce the absorption of fat and cholesterol into the bloodstream. As a result, cholesterol levels can be controlled.
The Harvard Health publication states that there are 4 types of fruit that can reduce low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol levels. These are the fruits.
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Based on the Hello Sehat page, all parts of the apple, especially the apple skin, contain pectin which can absorb cholesterol and bad fats in the small intestine. Next, the fat will be taken out of the body through defecation and urination. As a result, cholesterol levels can be controlled.
The fiber content in apples also helps make you feel full longer. This can help Beauties to reduce the desire to eat other unhealthy foods when cholesterol levels are high.
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This type of strawberry also has a high pectin fiber content. Therefore, this type of fruit can also bind excess cholesterol in the small intestine. Several studies have also stated that consuming whole berries or in juice both helps lower cholesterol levels.
Types of Citrus Fruit
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Another fruit that Beauties can consume to control bad cholesterol levels in the body is citrus, such as oranges. The water-soluble fiber content in this fruit can bind cholesterol that is absorbed in the small intestine. Apart from that, oranges also contain chemical compounds that are useful for dissolving cholesterol.
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Grapes contain antioxidants which help increase good cholesterol (HDL) levels and reduce bad cholesterol in the body. Apart from that, grapes also contain ingredients that can prevent the body from metabolic disorders caused by free radicals.
Consuming fruit regularly can definitely improve your lifestyle. As a result, cholesterol levels can be maintained. However, still balance fruit consumption with sufficient exercise. Limit consumption of foods that contain high cholesterol such as fried foods and fast food.
May you always be healthy, Beauties!
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