High cholesterol levels and excess fat have become the most common health issues that many people suffer from. Both of them can seriously impair the overall health and lead to other health issues and conditions.
Namely, cholesterol is a fat-like substance found in the blood, which accumulates on the walls of the arteries. Eventually, this fat buildup leads to blocked, harden, and narrowed arteries, which impede the blood flow to the heart. And if the heart lacks blood and oxygen, which is provided by the blood, it can result in serious cardiovascular conditions, such as heart attack.
Furthermore, various factors affect cholesterol levels, including diet (saturated fat and cholesterol in food), weight (obesity), physical activity (sedentary lifestyle), age (older people), gender (women after menopause), and genes (a family member suffered from high cholesterol).
Therefore, it is of great importance to reduce high cholesterol levels in order to preserve optimal overall health and lower the risk of cardiovascular issues.
The Natural Remedy
- 1 kg of organic lemons
- 3 bunches of parsley
- 5 liter (50 Oz) of water
- Some baking soda
First, use the baking soda to rub the lemons with it in order to make sure that your lemons are toxin-free and perfectly clean. Then, pour the water in a pot, boil it, and let it cool off.
Next, chop the parsley and slice the lemons into rings, and add them to the water. Cover the pot with a lid and store in the fridge for 24 hours.
At the end, pour the mixture into a blender and blend. Then, put the mixture in a glass jar or a glass bottle.
Consume 100 ml (3 ½ ounces) of this remedy on a daily basis.
Why Are the Ingredients Beneficial for Lowering Cholesterol?
The flavonoids found in parsley, as well as the vitamin C content, are very potent antioxidants. Furthermore, being a powerful antioxidant makes parsley helpful for preventing damage caused by free radicals, and thus, lowering bad LDL. Also, parsley is a natural diuretic, which eliminates the toxins from the body and stimulates the fat-burning process.
Similar to parsley, lemons contain antioxidants, such as vitamin C and flavonoids. But, they also contain dietary fiber, to be more specific, soluble fiber like citrus pectin, which is found in the lemon peel. All of these three lemon components reduce the high levels of LDL (bad) cholesterol.