3 Homemade Smoothies and Juices That Will Lower Your Cholesterol

What Is Cholesterol?

You may have heard of Cholesterol primarily in negative situations, such as when health problems arise. But it is important to understand that it plays a crucial part in the good functioning of your body and, like with many other substances, issues arise only when its levels are abnormal.

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Cholesterol is, in simple words, a fat-like substance that is present in all the cells of your body. It is naturally generated and very much needed for creating hormones and enzymes. Cholesterol is found in our blood in the form of lipoproteins and is classified in two forms: low density lipoproteins and high-density proteins (LDL and HDL).

LDL is commonly known as “bad” cholesterol, since high levels in the blood of can lead to arteries malfunction, which in turn means heart problems.

HDL is considered to be the “good” cholesterol, since it goes from the body to the liver, where it can eliminated.

For a good balance, you want higher levels of HDL and lower levels of LDL. While cholesterol is created by your body, it is possible to control its levels by having a healthy diet and exercising. Here we will show you 3 smoothies and juices that are easy to make and will lower your level of bad cholesterol.

  1. Orange and Pear Juice

Ingredients:

  • 2 oranges
  • 2 pears
  • Ginger (thumb sized portion)
  • 1 tablespoon of honey
  • 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar

Procedure:

  1. Extract the juice from the peeled oranges with a juicer
  2. Extract the pear juice
  3. Extract the ginger juice
  4. Add the honey
  5. Add the vinegar

  Drink this mix 2-3 times a day, once being before breakfast.

  1. Apple Juice

Ingredients:

  • 2 apples
  • 1 cucumber
  • Ginger (a portion not larger than your thumb)
  • 1 Lemon

Procedure:

  1. Cut the apples and extract their juice using a juicer
  2. Extract the juice from the peeled cucumber
  3. Extract the ginger juice
  4. Squeeze half a lemon into the mix

You can consume this juice twice a day.

  1. Beetroot Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup beetroot
  • 1 orange
  • 1 green apple
  • 1 cup green tea (brewed and cool)
  • 1 ginger root
  • ¾ cup of spinach
  • 1 tablespoon of honey
  • 1 tablespoon of vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon of flaxseed

Procedure:

  1. Chop the beetroot, place it in a blender
  2. Add the spinach
  3. Add the tea
  4. Blend
  5. Add the ginger root in the blender
  6. Add the chopped green apple
  7. Add the peeled oranges (remove the seeds)
  8. Add the honey
  9. Add the flaxseed powder
  10. Add the vinegar
  11. Blend

The resulting smoothie should be consumed 2 times a day.

All these should be refrigerated for no longer than 2 days, consume while still fresh.

Controlling your levels of cholesterol is a crucial part of keeping your body healthy and, as it can be seen here, it can be achieved through simple, natural ingredients added to your daily diet. A simple habit can make all the difference in the long run.

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