Look after your heart with fibres

Cholesterol is a fat in the blood that can cause hardening of the arteries if levels are too high. Hardening of the arteries increases the risk of blood clots and heart attacks and is therefore a potential lethal condition. In other words – it is important to lower the cholesterol level if it is too high.

HUSK® Psyllium-husk is an herbal medicine that can lower high cholesterol levels.

Causes of high cholesterol

You can affect the amount of cholesterol in your blood through your diet. Food with high content of saturated fat can raise your cholesterol level. You find saturated fat among others in fatty milk products, cheese, cake, ice cream, pizza, chips, French fries, burgers, salami, coconut, liver pate, many ready meals and fatty meat. If you eat a lot of these foods you are at risk of high cholesterol levels. Smoking, alcohol and too little exercise also have a negative influence on cholesterol levels.

What can you do?

If you lower your cholesterol level you have a better chance of avoiding hardened arteries and blood clots. You can do something about it if your cholesterol level is elevated – and it is important that you do.

You can change your lifestyle and here are 5 good advices on how to fight high cholesterol levels:

  • Eat healthy fat instead of unhealthy fat. Healthy fat is unsaturated fat and comes from among others fish, oils, almonds, nuts, seeds and avocado. You should try to avoid the unhealthy and saturated fat. This is among others meat, butter and milk.
  • Drop the fatty milk products. Look for low-fat milk or yoghurtcent.
  • Eat lots of fruit and vegetables. They are not fattening – nor to the arteries.
  • Eat lean meat and cut off the fat.
  • Get help with HUSK®. With 85 % fibres HUSK® Psyllium-husk is a strong supplement to your healthy eating habits and helps to lower your cholesterol level.

You cannot feel whether you have too much cholesterol in your blood. If you are not sure, or you have a lifestyle that increases the risk, talk to your doctore.

HUSK® Psyllium-husk is approved by the Danish Medicine and Health Authority as an herbal medicine for the treatment of elevated cholesterol levels, constipation, diarrhoea and IBS.