This information was reported by the Health Digest resource, reports URA-Inform.
< p>Nutrition plays an important role in this process, and including fiber-rich foods such as beans, oatmeal and avocados in your diet can help reduce levels of «unhealthy» cholesterol and increase the level of «healthy».
Which product fights cholesterol?
It turns out, however, that there is a vegetable that can achieve the same result. Onions, despite their ability to induce tears, may lower cholesterol levels. 1 cup of cooked onions without salt contains 349 mg of potassium, 73.5 mg of phosphorus, 46.2 mg of calcium and just over 23 mg of magnesium. In addition, onions contain a flavonoid known as quercetin.
A study published in the journal Lipids in Health and Disease in 2017 tried to uncover the effect of quercetin on reverse cholesterol transport, the process of removing cholesterol from cells. Experiments on mice exposed to a high-fat diet showed that quercetin promotes cholesterol transfer and reduces the level of “bad” cholesterol. cholesterol.
Other forms of onions
Even alternative forms of onions, such as onion juice, show similar cholesterol-lowering benefits. In an 8-week study published in 2015 in the journal Plant Foods for Human Nutrition, scientists concluded that drinking onion juice fortified with quercetin significantly reduced levels of «harmful» cholesterol in patients with moderately high cholesterol.
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