Easy to incorporate cholesterol-busting techniques

Easy to incorporate cholesterol-busting techniques

Cholesterol is a fatty substance in our blood that is produced by the liver and we also get it from the food that we eat. It’s essential for important functions including making certain hormones and for Vitamin D.

However, having high cholesterol can lead to many diseases including having blocked arteries, a stroke, heart attack, etc.


Easy to incorporate cholesterol-busting techniques
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Let’s take Preeti’s story: she was ready to make a change as this was important to her and she had also been encouraged by her family to make changes. So, she started my wellness program and she’s feeling much happier and healthier because of it as she:

  • Reduced cholesterol naturally (read how below).

  • Lost 10 kilos in 4 months.

  • Went down 2 dress sizes and loves her new wardrobe.

  • Feels confident within herself and is more social now.

  • Sleeps better and wakes up feeling refreshed.

  • Feels happier, has overcome mild depression.

  • Is more active and has energy to do the things she enjoys like meeting friends and walking.

It wasn’t difficult once Preeti began creating healthy habits and did this at her own pace. Within six weeks she reduced her cholesterol by making changes and her doctor was impressed.


Easy to incorporate cholesterol-busting techniques
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Preeti improved her daily routines and some key things she did was:

  • Increase whole foods like fruits and vegetables.

  • Learnt how to have more protein and what the best options were; being vegetarian she got this from lentils and beans.

  • Had more fibre by having whole grains; this has been shown to help improve cholesterol levels.

  • Had balanced meals that were delicious and satisfying and these reduced her sugar cravings.

  • Ate the same traditional meals as her family but knew what portions to have.

  • Reduced processed foods that are high in sugar, fat and salt and she did not miss these.

  • Got active and started walking consistently, as that also improves health markers.

  • Lost weight and by being at a healthy BMI, it’s reduced the risk of chronic diseases.

  • Improved her self-care by prioritising herself and this has made her happier, which has made her family feel happier too, gone from mild depression to feeling like herself now.

The most important thing you need to get started is wanting to improve your health!

Sujata Din is a Certified Health Coach and Certified Professional Cancer Coach. In this regular column for iGlobal, she offers some special insights, from useful wellness tips to recipes for creations that are not only delicious but also healthy.

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