New diagram showing how soluble fibre reduces your LDL cholesterol naturally
I made this simple diagram below to show you one of the most effective mechanisms you can leverage to lower your own cholesterol naturally. If we understand how it’s removed, then we can work on supporting these mechanisms and get our body into a healthy, low cholesterol zone, without drugs, as I have personally done over the last year since Sept 2011.
Despite that fact that we have all heard non-stop over the last 20 years how bad LDL cholesterol is for us, I don’t think that message is working very well to help people make positive changes. Generally we’re told to cut back on fats, processed foods, sugar etc., which is all good advice, however it’s a bit of a mystery to most of us how a low cholesterol diet actually works in our bodies.
I think it’s incredibly important to really understand the mechanisms that help cholesterol leave our bodies. I think that if we understood how this works, then we can make better food choices in the moment.There are a plethora of foods out there that are part of “low cholesterol diets”, however not all foods work the same way, or have the same level of effect.
The soluble fibre mechanism is a priority method to lower cholesterol naturally. The more soluble fibre the better.
A biochemist at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Pamela Champe, describes bile acids and salts as the only significant mechanisms that remove cholesterol from your body.