Can Brown Sugar Reduce Cholesterol?
Hi Doctor, want to ask
Hello David, Thank you for the question.
High cholesterol levels in the blood can cause a number of health problems. High cholesterol levels can cause cholesterol to build up in blood vessels to form plaque. This plaque can appear in any blood vessel and cause blood fluid disorders. If it occurs in the blood vessels of the brain causing a stroke, if it occurs in the heart arteries it causes coronary heart disease, if it occurs in the blood vessels in the legs causing peripheral arterial disease. Some of the causes of high cholesterol levels are:
consumption of saturated fatty foods such as butter, coconut milk, eggs, cheese
have the habit of smoking and consuming alcoholic drinks
have other medical conditions such as hypertension, diabetes
Until now, there have been no medical studies that prove the benefits of brown sugar to overcome high cholesterol levels. To overcome high cholesterol levels, it is recommended that you modify your lifestyle and diet by:
multiply the consumption of nutritious foods such as vegetables, fruit, nuts
avoid consuming saturated fatty foods
exercise regularly every day for 30 minutes
lose weight if you have excessive weight
Avoid smoking and consuming alcoholic beverages
If modification of lifestyle and diet alone is not enough to reduce cholesterol levels then you are encouraged to consult further with your internal medicine doctor so that the doctor can provide the appropriate treatment after checking you.
I hope this helps.