Cholesterol Control [rate]

High cholesterol can be a serious health problem. The high levels of cholesterol can pool up in your blood and cling to the artery walls as plaque. This can lead to blockage, increasing your risk of heart attack or stroke. Fortunately, there are many different ways to manage high cholesterol – but one particular course of treatment is a completely natural, age-old remedy. Recent studies suggest that apple cider vinegar may actually be an effective way to lower cholesterol.

Apple Cider Vinegar

Does Apple Cider Vinegar Really Work?

So can apple cider vinegar help fight high cholesterol? And is it really as effective as Lipitor or other prescription drugs? In the early 2000s, researchers found that the acetic acid found in apple cider vinegar effectively lowered the bad cholesterol levels and triglyceride levels in lab rats. A more recent study performed in Japan used humans as test subjects – but also determined that about half a fluid ounce of apple vinegar helped reduce cholesterol levels.

Apple cider vinegar contains pectin. This is a soluble fiber that experts believe binds to the bad forms of cholesterol and help transport it out of the body.  In order to get the maximum benefits, you should try to consume half a fluid ounce of apple cider vinegar each day. But unfortunately, apple cider vinegar is very acetic, so it won’t be very tasty. Combat the taste by diluting your daily dose of apple cider vinegar in a full glass of water.

Remember that even though apple cider vinegar may be a useful aid in fighting high cholesterol, it’s most effective when combined with a healthy diet and regular exercise. Be sure to consult your health care provider about the best way to treat your high cholesterol how you should incorporate apple cider vinegar into your regimen.Read More