Coronary heart disease is one of the leading causes of death in Ireland for both men and women, however surprisingly research suggests that 80% of heart disease is preventable, simply by making a few dietary and lifestyle changes! It is very important to get your cholesterol checked annually as there are usually no symptoms for high cholesterol and cholesterol only becomes a risk factor for heart disease when the level becomes too high. The Irish Heart Foundation recommends that healthy adults should have a total cholesterol level below 5 mmol/L.
Taking plant sterols should be a first step in trying to lower your cholesterol. Plant sterols are not new: they’ve been around since Elvis Presley was shimmying across the stage in the 1950s. As plant sterols are structurally similar to human cholesterol, they help to limit cholesterol absorption in the gut. Plant sterols are present naturally in small quantities in many fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds and other plant sources. However, typical western diets supply only around 200 – 400mg plant sterols per day. If you have a raised blood cholesterol level, you will require 2g plant sterols per day to lower your cholesterol. Zerochol is a 100% natural food supplement containing plant sterols. In clinical trials, Zerochol has been shown to lower total cholesterol by 12% and LDL “bad” cholesterol by 17% in just 12 weeks.
Furthermore, following a good diet and lifestyle may reduce LDL cholesterol levels by a further 5-15%. Changing habits is never easy, so you should consider signing up for Zerochol’s new online support program to help support your cholesterol lowering efforts. Sign up today to receive diet & lifestyle tips, recipes and snack ideas daily. www.zerochol.ie
Special Offer: €5 off in The Natural Way, Letterkenny. Contact the store about our upcoming Cholesterol Testing Event on October 17th- www.thenaturalway.oe or Tel: 074-9125738.