Hypercholesterolemia is a pathological condition that is characterized by an increase in harmful cholesterol above normal. Excess fatty alcohol is deposited inside the blood vessels, which greatly complicates the blood flow, can provoke blockage of these.
Treatment involves reducing and stabilizing cholesterol in the body. This is achieved through drugs and diet. In the diet it is necessary to control the content of fat-like substances in certain foods.
With diabetes, the daily rate is up to 300 mg of cholesterol per day. If you do not adhere to this recommendation, the risk of aggravating the course of the underlying disease, problems with the cardiovascular system and other complications increases.
Cholesterol bran is a good tool to help normalize cholesterol levels. An important point is that the product helps to reduce the concentration of glucose. Consider, what is the benefit of bran, how to use them with diabetes?
Bran and Cholesterol
Hypercholesterolemia is not only a payment for an unhealthy diet, but also a consequence of chronic pathologies, for example, diabetes. Atherosclerotic changes develop due to the consumption of refined food, which contains many flavor enhancers, food additives, flavors.
It is known that the staple food is bread made from grains that are pre-cleaned of the casing. Flour products from flour of the highest grade do not contain in the composition of plant fiber, are characterized by high caloric content due to the fat in the composition.
Organic fiber has a positive effect on the cholesterol level. To get it only from food in sufficient quantities is difficult. Therefore, it is recommended to eat bran. They are represented by shells of grains, so to speak, waste from the milling industry.
The use of bran normalizes the gastrointestinal tract, removes excess harmful cholesterol in the blood, reduces the amount of sugar, restores the full microflora in the intestine, cleanses the human body.
The composition of the bran is a lot of mineral substances - it is potassium, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, zinc and other elements. There are almost all the vitamins of group B, E, K.
Bran come in the following varieties:
- Millet, rye, rice.
- Wheat, oat, buckwheat.
Popular oats bran. It is noted that they provide the most gentle effect on the gastrointestinal tract, therefore, the process of therapy for hypercholesterolemia begins with this type. Oats contain a lot of beta-glucagon - a substance that is capable of lowering low-density lipoproteins in the body.
Wheat bran with high cholesterol is no less useful. They contain more plant fiber, respectively, they are "stronger" than the oat product. These two types can be alternated or mixed.
Rye bran is abundant in iron, can increase hemoglobin, but is hard to digest, so not all patients are suitable.
Dietary fibers tend to retain liquid, which is twenty times the weight of the product itself. This is due to the water filling the empty spaces inside the dietary fiber. At the same time, an increase in the intestinal contents is observed, which contributes to the strengthening of the contraction of the intestinal walls.
It is proved that oat bran for reducing cholesterol are no less effective than specialized drugs, while not harmful. The product reduces the time the food stays in the digestive system. Prolonged constipation provokes the absorption and accumulation of toxic substances, which often becomes the cause of tumor processes.
Dietary fiber normalizes the functionality of the gallbladder and channels, stimulates the production of bile, resulting in the development of congestion and the formation of calculus. They remove bile acids and excess cholesterol, help accelerate the production of lipase - a digestive enzyme that provides rapid lipid dissolution.
Bran is recommended for consumption in the following diseases:
- Overweight or obesity;
- Adrenal pathologies;
- Endocrine disorders;
- Metabolic syndrome;
- Gestational type of diabetes;
- Pre-diabetic condition.
Consumption of bran from cholesterol significantly reduces the risk of complications resulting from atherosclerotic plaques on the walls of blood vessels. This is hypertension, heart attack, stroke, pulmonary embolism, etc.
It is proved that dietary fiber slows down the access of digestive enzymes to carbohydrates - they begin to be absorbed in the intestine when beneficial bacteria destroy the cell membranes. Due to the faster advancement of food, a decrease in the rate of absorption of carbohydrates is observed, which prevents surges of glucose.
Bran helps restore microflora in the intestines - normalizes the balance between beneficial and harmful microorganisms.
Lactobacilli feed on plant fiber, and at their normal amount the body receives a sufficient amount of nutrients.
Treatment of hypercholesterolemia with bran
The maximum benefit has the use of wheat and oat bran from cholesterol in diabetics. However, this does not mean that they should be eaten in unlimited quantities for breakfast, lunch and dinner, included in snacks. In all you need to know when to stop.
Bran must be washed down with water, otherwise the beneficial effect of their use is leveled. The easiest way to use - pour the required amount of liquid, insist 15-20 minutes. After eating the resulting gruel.
It has been proven that, in combination with water, bran is not amenable to the negative effects of gastric juice, respectively, the plant fiber is almost unchanged in the gastrointestinal tract.
To lower cholesterol in the blood, it is recommended to do the following:
- The first seven days of therapy imply brewing a teaspoon of bran in 70 ml of hot water. Let stand for half an hour. For maximum effectiveness, the resulting gruel is divided into three times - consumed with each meal. Then the scheme can be left similar, but increase the amount of oat or wheat bran.
- The second week of therapy. Brew two teaspoons of bran in 125 ml of water. Wash down with glasses of water. In the third week - take three spoons, etc. The course of treatment is two months.
You can buy bran in a pharmacy or store. Reviews indicate that the product really works, helps reduce LDL levels. The first improvements are observed after 1-2 weeks of daily consumption.
In the first week of treatment of hypercholesterolemia in patients with diabetes mellitus, a bowel distention is noted in patients.
To prevent such a condition, it is recommended to drink broth on the basis of pharmaceutical chamomile, peppermint or dill during the day.
Dietary biscuits with fructose can be prepared with dietary fiber - a tasty and healthy product that is not able to increase sugar and blood cholesterol in diabetes. To prepare the sweets, you will need ½ cup of chopped bran, some chopped walnuts, three chicken or six quail eggs, a little butter — a teaspoon and fructose.
Proteins are whipped with a mixer until resistant thick foam. In a separate bowl, mix the yolks with butter. Add the sweet powder to the mixture, mix well. After adding nuts and bran, again interfere. Then, to the resulting mass gently add proteins - literally one teaspoon - mixing the ingredients, you should try not to damage the foam.
Using a wet spoon, spread the mixture on a hot baking tray. Bake at 180 degrees for 15-20 minutes. You can eat up to 200 g per day. Wash down with tea or milk of low fat content.
Bran is useful if the body has cholesterol above normal. But for permanent use are not recommended. They can not only eliminate toxic substances, but also reduce the level of vitamins. Therefore, mandatory monthly breaks in treatment.
Useful and harmful properties of bran are discussed in the video in this article.