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High Cholesterol? This is for you!

Let's take a look at the white opaque ring around the outside of these irises.

This is referred to as a cholesterol ring. This often occurs in people with a higher fat diet or for people that struggle with higher levels of acidity in the body because the cholesterol acts as a buffer between the cells and the acids. This is also an indication for poor circulation resulting in higher blood pressure and a tendency to have liver disfunction with disturbed fat or glucose metabolism.

Cholesterol is an essential fat found in our bodies, but too much can lead to serious health issues including heart disease. Fortunately, there are a number of ways to naturally reduce cholesterol levels. Following a plant-based diet is one of the most effective measures you can take to protect your heart and improve your overall health. This is a very concerning sign for the cardiovascular system.

Studies have shown that diets high in fiber and other plant nutrients help to lower LDL cholesterol levels and improve HDL cholesterol levels. Eating more fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, and seeds can help to keep your cholesterol levels in balance. Foods rich in soluble fiber, such as fiber rich vegetables and lettuces, are especially beneficial for lowering LDL (bad) cholesterol.

If this is something you're struggling with you'll want to avoid table salt, red meat, eggs, dairy, fried foods, processed foods, coffee black tea, tobacco, and alcohol. All of these items put more pressure on the cardiovascular system.