Cholesterol is both our friend and foe – at normal levels, it is an essential substance for the body’s normal functioning, but if levels in the blood get too high, it becomes a silent danger that puts us at risk of a heart attack.
Everyone age 20 and older should have his or her cholesterol measured at least once every five years. A blood test called a lipoprotein panel can help show whether you’re at risk for coronary heart disease by looking at substances in your blood that carry cholesterol.
Ingredients for the recommended drink:
- 3 lemons;
- 2 lots of parsley;
- 2l of filtered water;
- Sodium bicarbonate.
First, you need to clean the lemon with some baking soda, in order to eliminate all hazardous pesticides and pollutants from the lemon. Then, you have to boil the water and let it cool. Now, slice the lemon into pieces and chop the parsley– then put them into the water. Cover the mix and ensure you keep it in the fridge.
Since free radicals can damage blood vessels and can change cholesterol to make it more likely to build up in artery walls, vitamin C can be helpful for preventing the development and progression of atherosclerosis and diabetic heart disease.
Vitamin C is also vital to the function of a strong immune system. The immune system’s main goal is to protect you from illness, so a little extra vitamin C may be useful in conditions like colds, flus, and recurrent ear infections.