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    how to eat garlic for cholesterol

    my dad has cholesterol dr. advised to take garlic but my dad didnt like the taste. how to make him eat garlic

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    Re: how to eat garlic for cholesterol

    Garlic is an excellent substance to add to your diet to keep your cholesterol levels at a reasonable number. It can reduce cholesterol levels without causing any side effects, in addition to preventing blood clots, reducing blood pressure, and protecting against infections. Although it is best to take it in raw form, it is equally efficacious in other forms like pickles.
    • Next time you hit the supermarket, pick up a tub of freshly peeled garlic cloves, and challenge yourself to make sure it's gone before the "best by" date. Chop up and toss on pizza, in soups, or on side dishes.

    You must be knowing that for cholesterol control, Garlic is not the only solution. If your father does not like try the following also:

    Chomp on nuts and seeds. Though they're all great, sunflower seeds are particularly efficacious in keeping the cholesterol levels down. They're full of linoleic acid that reduces plaque formation, keeping your blood flowing down arterial easy street.
    Walnuts, almonds, and other nuts are good, too; it's not just the sunflower variety. They're generally all full of polyunsaturated fatty acids -- that's the good kind. As long as the nuts aren't coated in salt or sugar, you're good to go. Aim for a handful (1.5 oz; 43 g) a day.

    Go fish. Eating fatty fish like salmon, mackerel, and herring is ultra heart-healthy to due their high levels of omega-3 fatty acids. Those guys can lower your blood pressure and prevent your blood from clotting. If you've already had a heart attack, they can even reduce the risk of sudden death.

    The American Heart Association says the natural source, the fish itself, is better, but something is better than nothing. Alternative sources also include soybeans, canola, flaxseeds, walnuts, and their oils, for our herbivore friends.

    Load up on fiber. Not only are fruits, vegetables, and whole grains great for your waistline, but they're wonderfully full of heart-healthy antioxidants and cholesterol-lowering dietary fiber. There's different kinds of fiber, actually, and these three food groups are chock full of the soluble kind -- the kind that sits in your digestive tract and absorbs the cholesterol before it gets to your arteries.

    It's practically a super-food, oatmeal is. And when it comes to cholesterol, it's full of the soluble fiber that lowers your LDL cholesterol. Aim for 5 to 10 grams (or more!) of fiber a day to reap the cholesterol-lowering effects. If you're curious, 1 1/2 cups of cooked oatmeal ranks in at 6 grams of fiber. Not an oatmeal fan? Kidney beans, apples, pears, and prunes are also high-fiber foods.

    Use healthy vegetable oils. Always use oils in your food that are full of good fats, such as olive oil, sunflower oil, or walnut. Cutting down on your saturated and trans fats is imperative to lowering your cholesterol.

    Olive oil is particularly masterful in lowering your LDL levels while not lowering your HDL levels (that's a very good thing). Replace other fats in your diet (butter, shortening, etc.) with olive oil to reap the benefits. Try it with sauteed vegetables, as a salad dressing, or on bread. Delicious, delicious, delicious.

    If you do make the leap, know that extra-virgin olive oil is even better than the plain ol' regular kind. It's generally less processed and therefore has more nutrients and anti-oxidants. And when you see an olive oil that's light in color, know that that does not mean light in calories or fat -- it just means more processed

    Munch on raw fruits and veggies. Raw vegetables are always a better source of fiber and antioxidants than cooked ones. When they're raw, they maintain all their vitamins and nutrients -- all the stuff that's good for you. The good stuff gets cooked away when heated.
    • Turn your main dishes into vegetarian ones -- casseroles, lasagnas, soups and stir-fries are all easy to make sans meat. And as for fruit, try to keep it fresh -- dried fruit often has more calories. If you do have a penchant for the dried kind, however, keep it to a handful.

    Spinach is a great source of lutein, which has recently been found to help shrug off cholesterol invaders. Shoot for 1/2 cup (100 g) a day to reap the benefits

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    Re: how to eat garlic for cholesterol

    Quote Originally Posted by coolfriendabi View Post
    my dad has cholesterol dr. advised to take garlic but my dad didnt like the taste. how to make him eat garlic
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    Re: how to eat garlic for cholesterol

    The best way to eat garlic is raw and in empty stomach in the morning.

    As many do not like its raw and pungent taste, it can be used liberally in food too.

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    Re: how to eat garlic for cholesterol

    Welcome to Penmai...friend

    Though nothing can replace the intake of the garlic as it is, ie., mixing the crushed garlic in many food items or taking it as it is, I can suggest you one method.

    You can buy the GARLIC PEARLS tablet- rather the capsules which will be atleast a slight replacement for the original garlic. It is available in all the medical shops.

    FLAX SEED POWDER will also help to reduce the cholesterol and it is also advised for the heart patients. It will be available in many supermarkets especially the NILGIRIS


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