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Garlic can potentially lower cholesterol, with some studies recording a 12% dip in total cholesterol while others peg this at 4–6%. However, the effect seems to be short-lived and not firmly established. Incorporate garlic into your meals as part of a holistic diet along with other antioxidants.
LDL, the bad cholesterol, when oxidized, deposits plaque in the arteries, causing atherosclerosis and heart diseases. ACV reduces both LDLs and triglycerides, another harmful substance, and increases the good HDLs and antioxidant enzymes. ACV's flavonoids check LDL oxidation and scavenge free radicals to prevent cell damage and oxidative stress, reducing the risk of atherosclerosis further.
Ashwagandha lowers total, LDL, and VLDL cholesterol and triglyceride levels significantly and increases HDL levels slightly. Antioxidants in the herb scavenge free radicals so that excess LDLs are not oxidized inside the artery to form plaque. They also protect the liver from oxidative damage, lower inflammation, and improve diabetes dyslipidemia symptoms.