There are medicinal plants that, like the artichoke (cynara scolimus), help control cholesterol. The active substances are found especially in the leaves. It can be taken as an infusion. For the tisane with dried artichoke leaves: pour 1-2 teaspoons and boil 2 minutes. You can drink a cup 2-3 times a day.
Different studies show that taking it daily works against moderately high cholesterol. Apparently, it manages to reduce cholesterol levels by increasing the concentration of carotenoids present in the blood.
This spice contains components that help reduce excess cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood. Add it to creams, stews, rice …
Red rice yeast
It is obtained by fermenting rice with the Monascus purpureus fungus. It is rich in natural statins with fewer side effects than artificial ones. It should be taken in the dose recommended by the manufacturer along with coenzyme Q10 (90-10 mg daily).
Also known as laminaria, it is an algae that reduces cholesterol and triglycerides, surely due to its richness in iodine, which stimulates metabolism. It also produces a feeling of satiety. Sold in capsules or powder.
Its omega 3 fatty acids are the most effective against cholesterol. They also lower triglycerides (another type of fat that also builds up in the arteries and tends to be increased in people with high cholesterol). It is recommended to take 3 to 4 g daily. When you go to buy it, ask for an oil that is purified.