What is hypercholesterolemia?

Familial hypercholesterolemia affects the way the body processes cholesterol. As a consequence, people with familial hypercholesterolemia are at increased risk of heart disease and a premature heart attack. The gene that causes familial hypercholesterolemia is hereditary. However various treatments that include medications and healthy lifestyle changes can help reduce risks.

Which mushrooms have useful properties for hypercholesterolemia?

Shiitake Hifas da Terra


Acts on blood pressure and cholesterol
This mushroom has been studied for its action on the cardiovascular system, particularly for blood pressure and cholesterol. The compounds contain within it have shown natural antibacterial and alkalizing qualities.

  • Cholesterol
    Helps to reduce the levels of the bad cholesterol (LDL) and increases the levels of the good cholesterol (HDL).
  • Cardiovascular health
    Cardioprotective: Reduces the likelihood of problems related to smoking, hypertension, stress, etc.
  • Uric acid
    Its alkalizing effect has been shown to be very useful to support conditions such as hyperuricemia and gout.


Acts on cholesterol and triglyceride levels
Various compounds in this mushrooms regulate fat (lipid) levels. Maitake can also be used as food supplements to regulated high cholesterol and triglycerides levels.

Nutritional recommendations and general healthy habits for the maintenance of a good state of health

  • Avoid meat products, especially red meat and derivatives such as sausages.
  • In general, you can not take baked goods or pastries.
  • You should also avoid the consumption of pre-cooked and dried fast-food type soup soups.
  • Avoid or reduce salt consumption to a minimum. When you consume it, choose preferably unrefined salt. You can substitute the garnishes of the meals with spices, for example.
  • When cooking and seasoning your dishes always use extra virgin olive oil, prioritizing its consumption in crude.
  • Our advice is to take fatty or semi-fatty fish (blue fish) 2 to 3 times a week. Varies the species: salmon, red mullet, sardines, horse mackerel, bonito, tuna, mackerel, anchovy, etc.
  • Increase the daily consumption of vegetables.
  • Do not drink alcohol.
  • Do not consume industrial processed products rich in sugars, salt, oils and additives that are harmful to health (cookies, toast, bread, industrial cereals …).
  • It prioritizes the consumption of whole grains and avoids refined flours (white bread, pasta, biscuits …).
  • The preparation techniques of preference are: cooking, steaming and grilling. Do not take fried, breaded, barbecued or barbecues.
  • It is important that you increase physical activity: walking, running, swimming, aerobics, going up and down stairs … The best thing is that you schedule it as a daily activity.
  • Do relaxation exercises if you feel stressed or overwhelmed or if you have muscular tensions, since that feeling of tension may indicate that your stress levels are higher than normal. The use of these techniques will help you to regulate the alterations of stress hormones and to relax the tensions that your body presents, both physical and emotional.
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