We all know that consuming junk food and sugar can be very harmful for our overall health and it will be especially destructive for our cardiovascular health.
Eating this kind of foods cause cholesterol accumulation in your arteries and put unnecessary strain on your heart.
Bad news is that people most commonly turn to conventional medicine and they use blood thiners and other medications to treat heart disease, when thy can treat the condition with healthy food alone.
Atherosclerosis is a condition caused by high cholesterol levels which lead to a buildup of plaque in the artery walls, thus narrowing them. This impairs blood flow throughout the body and increases risk of heart disease and stroke.
There are 2 main types of cholesterol:
Low-density lipoprotein (LDL): “Bad” cholesterol that transports cholesterol particles throughout your body and builds up in the walls of your arteries, making them hard and narrow.
High-density lipoprotein (HDL): “Good” cholesterol whose role is to pick up excess cholesterol and take it back to your liver to be cleared away through bile.
There are many reasons that can cause LDL cholesterol like poor diet, obesity, diabetes, inactivity and smoking.
In other words, high cholesterol is simply a reflection of an unhealthy life style.
This recipe is amazing and very beneficial because it will provide your body with nutrients that can help break down bad cholesterol and clear your arteries as you transition into a healthier lifestyle.
- 8 organic lemons
- 8 cloves of organic garlic
- 4-5 cm /1.9 inches of organic ginger
- 4 liters/1 gal of clean water
- In order to clean the rind, scrub lemon properly but do not peel them.
- Peel the ginger and garlic and slice the lemon.
- Crush the garlic and allow it to stay for 15 minutes in order to activate the allicin.
- Except the water, place all the other ingredients in a blender and blend them until you get a smooth texture.
- Take a medium saucepan, pour the water and the paste and war over medium heat.
- Remove the mixture from heat just as it begins to boil.
- Let it cool and strain the liquid.
- Pour the drink in glass jars or bottles with lids and store in the refrigerator.
How to Use:
The best time to consume this drink is 2 hours before meals, on an empty stomach. Combine with exercise 3 times a week.
How It Works
Lemons: The consumption of a lemon on a daily basis along with walking can help to lower blood pressure while also increasing red blood cell count. Moreover, lemon can help detox the liver and to help it clear excess cholesterol as well.
Ginger: If you take ginger powder at at 0.1 g/kg of body weight, it will limit the risk of atheroma (degeneration of the walls of the arteries caused by accumulated fatty deposits and scar tissue) by up to 50% in just 75 days.
Moreover it prevents heart diseases as well, by inhibiting the accumulation of platelets in the arteries and inhibiting cholesterol biosynthesis.
The best part about ginger powder is that it doesn’t cause any side effects as other medicatons like aspirin.
Garlic: The most potent natural remedy against heart disease, hardening of the artheries or atherosclerosis is garlic. It can also treat high blood pressure and high cholesterol levels, and boosts the immune system as well.
One study that lasted 4 years found that people who took 900 mg daily of standardized garlic powder slowed the development of atherosclerosis.
It also contains antioxidants which fight free radicals to prevent heart disease, cancer, and Alzheimer disease.