Most of us aren’t really aware that food can either keep our health in check or promote chronic diseases. Our lifestyle and diet play a big part in our overall health, and is a factor we can control in order to stay healthy.
Do you know what atherosclerosis is? This deadly cardiovascular condition kills more people than cancer in the USA, and is also hard to diagnose as it progresses slowly. It’s actually caused by the accumulation of LDL cholesterol particles in the arteries, which clogs them and obstructs proper blood flow. Without proper amount of blood and oxygen, the heart muscle begins will being to die off, which, if left untreated, can be fatal.
The main risk factors for atherosclerosis are smoking, obesity, alcohol abuse and physical inactivity. The treatment is actually aimed at prevention of the disease, and involves radical lifestyle and diet changes. You have to give up your drinking and smoking, and start eating a healthy diet based on fresh fruits and vegetables.
According to Harvard and the Mayo Clinic, in order to prevent atherosclerosis, you certainly need to add lentils, beans, fiber-rich vegetables and oatmeal in your diet. Foods rich in fiber will do your digestion and cardiovascular health good, as the nutrient acts as a mop in your body, cleaning any excess cholesterol particle there is. By adding all these foods in your diet, you’ll be able to reduce the risk of atherosclerosis, heart disease and heart attack as well.
Here’s a natural and powerful remedy that will clean your arteries completely:
- A small piece of ginger
- 1 lemon
- 1 garlic clove
- Coconut water
- 1 teaspoon honey
Wash, peel and chop the ingredient first, then mix them together in a bowl with 16 oz. coconut water. This is enough for a single serving of the remedy – you should always prepare a fresh batch. Drink the mixture in the morning before breakfast every day, and you will drastically reduce the chances of any cardiovascular problem, especially atherosclerosis.
Check out the video to learn more about the causes of heart attack and what happens to the heart during the event: