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How to keep cholesterol under control

Diet and lifestyle are the most important factors in keeping cholesterol under control. Discover this Montsià Rice tips to improve your cardiovascular health.

If your cholesterol is too high, it is advisable to make lifestyle changes to naturally lower your cholesterol. The human body needs higher levels of good cholesterol and lower levels of so-called bad cholesterol.

Playing sport is essential to keep cholesterol under control. Doing at least 90 minutes of cardiovascular exercise will improve your heart health. This type of exercise involves doing an activity that uses your muscles while increasing your heart rate . An example would be walking, cycling, swimming or running.

Foods that help control cholesterol

Integral rice. Integral rice is your partner if you have high cholesterol because, unlike white rice, it has much more fiber and less fat. We recommend you include foods rich in fiber to your diet.

Olive oil. Olive oil is made up of oleic acid, which can help lower bad cholesterol and increase good cholesterol. Virgin olive oil can also prevent oxidation, lower blood pressure and inflammation, and reduce blood clots.

Fish rich in omega 3. Blue fish like sardines, tuna or salmon contain Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids that protect us from bad cholesterol by being arterial vasodilators

Nuts. Eat a small amount of nuts a day, such as almonds, hazelnuts, peanuts, some pine nuts, pistachios and walnuts, can reduce risk of heart disease.

Playing sports, quitting smoking and maintaining a healthy diet will help you lower your cholesterol and improve your cardiovascular health.

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