Did you know how much a junk food and sugar-rich diet can be destructive to your cardiovascular health?
In fact, you may have heard about how cholesterol accumulates in the arteries and put unnecessary strain on the heart.
Unluckily, most people rely on blood thinners and other drugs in order to combat the effects of high cholesterol. However, the condition can easily be managed just by having a proper diet.
What is actually cholesterol?
High cholesterol levels can contribute to a plaque build-up in the artery walls, thus narrowing the arteries, as well as causing a condition known as atherosclerosis. Furthermore, it impairs blood flow throughout the body and elevates the heart disease and stroke risk.
There are 2 main cholesterol types:
Low-density lipoprotein (LDL): It is called bad cholesterol that transports cholesterol particles throughout the body and builds up in the walls of the arteries, thus making them hard and narrow.
High-density lipoprotein (HDL): It is known as good cholesterol that actually picks up excess cholesterol as well as takes it back to the liver to be cleared away through bile.
Namely, high LDL cholesterol levels are typically triggered by poor diet, smoking, diabetes, inactivity, and they are associated with obesity.
In other words, in most cases, high cholesterol is simply a reflection of an unhealthy lifestyle.
An effective cholesterol-busting recipe
This is an amazing recipe that provides your body with nutrients, which are able to break down bad cholesterol and clear your arteries.
- 8 organic garlic cloves
- 8 organic lemons
- 4-5 cm or 1.9 inches of organic ginger
- 4 liters or 1 gal of clean water
You should scrub the lemons properly in order to clean the rind, but do not peel them.
Next, slice the lemons and peel the ginger and garlic.
In order to activate the allicin crush the garlic and let it sit for about 15 minutes.
Place everything except the water in a blender and pulse until smooth.
Then, add the water and the paste in a medium saucepan, and warm it over medium heat.
Remove it from heat just as it begins to boil.
Just let it cool and then strain the liquid.
Finally, pour the drink in glass jars or bottles with lids and store them in a refrigerator.
Drink this remedy on daily basis on an empty stomach two hours before meals. Also, start exercising 3 times a week.
Health benefits of each ingredient:
Garlic: It is traditionally used to help in the prevention of heart disease, as well as atherosclerosis or hardening of the arteries, i.e., the main risk factors for heart disease and stroke.
Garlic is also able to treat high cholesterol, hypertension, and stimulate the immune system.
There is a study, which lasted 4 years, found that people who took 900 mg of standardized garlic powder each day slowed the atherosclerosis development.
Also, it contains antioxidants that can fight free radicals, thus preventing cancer, heart and Alzheimer disease.
Lemons: The combination of daily lemon consumption and walking showed great effects on reducing blood pressure while also elevating red blood cell count. Lemons also help in the liver detoxification, thus helping it clear excess cholesterol.
Ginger: Are you familiar with the fact that dried ginger powder administered at 0.1 g/kg of body weight can limit the risk of atheroma, i.e., artery wall degeneration triggered by accumulated fatty deposits and scar tissue, by up to 50% just within 75 days.
In addition, it also prevents heart disease by inhibiting the platelet accumulation in the arteries and inhibiting cholesterol biosynthesis.
What’s more, it doesn’t have the negative side effects of other medication like aspirin.