Is It True That Cherry Leaves Can Reduce Cholesterol And Hypertension?
Morning .. I want to ask if it is true that cherry leaves really have benefits to reduce bad cholesterol u0026amp; hypertension?
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High cholesterol levels in the blood most often occur related to unhealthy eating patterns, for example if you often consume foods that are rich in saturated fats, trans fats, and cholesterol. Other factors, such as obesity, lack of exercise, smoking, aging, as well as a history of having other diseases (for example diabetes) can increase your risk of having high cholesterol levels. This high cholesterol, at first often does not cause typical symptoms, although in some sensitive people it can cause the body to feel stiff, especially at the nape of the neck. Only, when cholesterol is deposited in many blood vessels and various other organs, other more obvious diseases can arise, for example heart attacks, strokes, and so on.
In line with the above, hypertension (high blood pressure) also often occurs related to unhealthy lifestyles. High salt diet, physical inactivity, genetic makeup, obesity, smoking, alcohol consumption, aging, psychological stress, other diseases (such as kidney disorders, adrenal gland disorders, thyroid gland disorders), as well as certain drug side effects (such as birth control pills, decongestants, NSAIDs, and drugs) can also make you experience hypertension. Patients with hypertension often complain of headaches and neck stiffness which is quite disturbing. However, in addition, there are also no symptoms that typically refer to hypertension. Therefore, this disease must be detected by direct physical examination by a doctor.
Until now, research is still very limited which proves the effectiveness and risk of using cherry leaves in handling cholesterol as well as high blood pressure. Therefore, we are not authorized to encourage you to consume it, and forbid it.
Preferably, before consuming these leaves, you first check with your doctor or specialist in internal medicine to be given the appropriate treatment. At home, it's safer to live the following tips first:
Limit consumption of foods that contain a lot of salt, saturated fat, trans fat, and cholesterol
Expand to eat fruits rich in potassium, as well as vegetables
Eat small but regular portions
Exercise regularly every day
Don't smoke, stay away from alcohol, drugs, too much caffeine
Don't think too much
Maintain your ideal body weight
Hope this helps ...