As of 2015, around 71 million American adults—roughly a third of the population—had high lol-density lipoprotein (LDL), or “bad” cholesterol. Unfortunately, reducing cholesterol is often the product of a lifestyle change—not incorporating specific foods into your juicing regimen. Exercising, for example, is an excellent way to raise high-density lipoprotein (HDL), or “good” cholesterol. Exercising just a few times each week can aid in weight loss, which can lead to decreased cholesterol levels.
However, certain ingredients can aid HDL growth and LDL decline. Choosing healthier fats, for example, is an easy switch; as a rule, you should get less than 7% of your daily calories from saturated fat. The best way to do this is by choosing leaner cuts of meat and opting for low-fat dairy and monocultured fats. Having trouble keeping up with everything? Adopting a vegetarian lifestyle is an excellent method for cutting saturated fat intake.
Additionally, when trying to lower your cholesterol, introduce omega-3 fatty acids, and soluble fiber into your diet. Omega-3’s have excellent heart benefits, and soluble fiber can lead to decreased LDL levels. Though these foods are easy to attain on their own, adding the to your morning juice is an excellent way to get the nutrients you need. Below, we have listed our top juice additions for decreasing your cholesterol levels.
- Citrus fruit
- Ground flaxseed
And, for the more adventurous juicers…
We suggest giving the following recipe a try:
- 2 apples
- 1 avocado
- 3 stalks of celery
- 15 grapes
- 1 lime
- 2 cups of spinach