Cholesterol is a soft waxy non-water soluble substance that our body readily produces sufficiently for the body’s needs. It is a type of fatty (lipid) substance found inside our body tissues and blood plasma.
The ‘bad’ LDL (low density lipoproteins) are really not ‘bad’ as they are reputed to be, but are necessary for building cell membranes, other cell parts, and a variety of essential hormones. They ensure that babies born have exactly five fingers on each hand.
The problems start when free radicals enter our body to oxidize these LDLs, turning it to ‘bad’. It is NOT the high cholesterol level that is responsible for heart disease. It is the inflammation (oxidation) of the blood that is the culprit. Research has revealed that half of heart patients had normal cholesterol levels at the time of attack.
It is this inflammation and other factors that contribute to the arterial plaque build-up and hardening of the arteries, leading to heart attacks, strokes, and aneurysms.
People with high and consistent intake of natural anti-oxidants can maintain a healthy cholesterol condition, as antioxidants help neutralize free radicals, preventing them from damaging tissues.
Green juices are good alkalizers that reduce blood stickiness. They help melt away fats and cholesterol, improving blood flow and also naturally lower blood pressure. Green juices help overall clean-up of the blood system that effectively lower the risks of heart diseases and stroke.
Some examples of green foods:
Alfalfa sprouts, asparagus, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, green cabbage, celery, cilantro, collard greens, kale, lettuce, parsley, green pepper, watercress, wheatgrass, green apples, green tea, etc.
2 green apples
3-4 leaves kale or a bunch of spinach
2 sticks of celery
A bunch of parsley
Read more about Cholesterol and try out various other beneficial juice recipes here.