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Heart Disease: How Garlic May Reduce Cholesterol Levels

Garlic has been shown to benefit the body in several ways. Its consumption is associated with reduced level of blood pressure. But before that, there is a condition that is known as stroke. Stroke occurs when there is disruption in the flow of blood to the brain; this causes the organ to fail in its functions. Stroke is not a good thing, because it can lead to decline in brain function. What you should know is that failing to manage blood pressure level is a risk factor for this condition. This is probably because high blood pressure may lead to hypertension which will definitely increase your risk of stroke. But the consumption of garlic has been shown to eliminate these risks and keep you away from stroke. This article will also look into how garlic may reduce cholesterol levels.

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For starters, cholesterol is a lipid that comes from the activities of liver. You can also get cholesterol from the foods that you consume. They exist in two versions: the low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, and the high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol. Findings show that garlic does not have significant impact on the level of the HDL cholesterol. But this is not something to worry about since the LDL cholesterol is the version of cholesterol that poses threat to heart health. (According To Healthline, On The 5th Of May, 2022, "Garlic can lower total and LDL bad cholesterol. Looking at LDL (bad) and HDL (good) cholesterol specifically, garlic appears to lower LDL but has no reliable effect on HDL.")

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For those who may not understand the importance of lowering cholesterol levels, you should know that there is a condition called coronary artery disease. Coronary artery disease is characterized by the blockage of the arteries. This occurs when there is too much cholesterol in the bloodstream. To avoid this, garlic supplement appears to reduce LDL cholesterol by about 10–15 percent. (According To Healthline, On The 5th Of May, 2022, "For those with high cholesterol, garlic supplements appear to reduce total and LDL cholesterol by about 10–15 percent.")

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So, you should consider adding garlic to your diet.

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