Who doesn't like to eat all things fried and scrumptious? Anything and everything that pleases our taste buds, we tend to gorge on it more and more, but what about the consequences of these foods have on our health? The high cholesterol levels might tell a lot about that! Our diet that mostly depends on processed foods coupled with a sedentary lifestyle affects our cholesterol levels. Cholesterol is something that is found in every cell of the body and has important functions in stimulating various activities, including digesting foods, producing hormones and others.
There are two types of cholesterol, good cholesterol (HDL) and bad cholesterol (LDL). Bad cholesterol can take a toll on your body by restricting the blood flow, contributing to high blood pressure and even heart attack. And to avoid such health hazards, many health experts repeatedly stress upon a diet devoid of trans fats and full of fibre and antioxidants that may help keep your LDL cholesterol levels in check. Certain fruits and seeds contain fibre content levels, which when added in our diet, can go a long way in managing cholesterol levels.
Try This Quick And Easy Orange-Flaxseed Drink To Manage Cholesterol Levels:
This orange, flaxseed and banana juice is a perfect combination to drink every morning in breakfast for someone struggling to reduce cholesterol levels. Orange is a citrus fruit that may work wonders in making sure your cholesterol levels are in check. According to the book 'Healing Foods', "citrus fruits contain hesperidin, which can reduce symptoms of hypertension. While pectin (fibre) and limonoid compounds can slow down the process of hardening of arteries and reduce "unhealthy" (LDL) cholesterol in the blood. Flaxseeds and bananas, on the other hand, are known for having high fibre content.
This quick, easy and delicious juice packed with the three wonder ingredients can be consumed in the morning meal. Here is how to make it-
Orange-Flaxseed Juice Recipe:
Orange- 1 (medium, separated)
Banana (cut into pieces)
Flaxseeds- 1 tsp
1. Blend all the chopped ingredients together until a smooth consistency.
2. You may add a tsp of honey for flavour
3. Serve chilled.
Try this super easy and wholesome juice at home and share your experience in the comments section below.
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