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When you think of treating high cholesterol, what’s the first thing that pops into mind? Medicine, right? There are a handful of natural remedies for high cholesterol that don’t require a prescription, though. Rhubarb, for example:
The study results showed that while the bad cholesterol levels (LDL) were reduced by 9 percent and total cholesterol dropped by 8 percent, the good cholesterol levels were unchanged. Recommended quantity of rhubarb stalk is 27 grams a day for the maximum benefit.
But be warned that the leaves of the rhubarb plant should not be eaten either cooked or raw, as they contain a toxic chemical.
This isn’t to say medicine is a no-no, only that there are some interesting alternatives. As always, consult your doctor before trying something willy-nilly.
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