Atherosclerosis is a disease of arteries that is characterized with dysfunction of inner part of the arteries, inflammation and sedimentation of lipids, cholesterol, calcium and cellular waste in the blood vessel. These particles that stuck to the inner side of the blood vessel are called plaque and they are forming thickened parts that are narrowing the blood vessel. The arteries become less flexible and lose their elasticity causing serious health problem that can be very dangerous.
WHAT IS PLAQUE IN THE ARTERIES?
The so called plaque in the blood vessels forms as a result of increased amounts of calcium and fats that can’t be eliminated from the blood. This plaque can burst and create blood clot which is one of main causes of heart attack and stroke.
The plaque on arterial walls usually forms as a result of bad nutrition. People that usually eat greasy food that is packed with cholesterol and trans fats increase the risk of arteriosclerosis. Since the organism is not able to eliminate the fats from the organism they get stuck to the walls of the arteries.
The dangerous thing is arteriosclerosis is usually without symptoms so we are usually unaware of presence of plaque in the blood vessels until it becomes clot and causes damage to the health.
The good thing is that this condition can be reversed with healthy nutrition. Food that is rich in antioxidants will remove the plaque from the arterial walls and it will give back the elasticity to the blood vessels. Antioxidants will also prevent the oxidative stress that also causes arteriosclerosis.
HOW TO PREVENT ARTERIOSCLEROSIS
Prevention is the easiest way to deal with some disease. The first step is to eliminate all the possible causes and second enriching your nutrition with minerals, vitamins and antioxidants that will strengthen your immune system. to protect your organism from arteriosclerosis and all the dangerous consequences just do few simple things
Don’t eat processed food
food that comes in a pack is full with artificial colors, additives, trans fats and salt, sugar processed carbohydrates and glucose or fructose syrup that cause the so called oxidative stress which is a condition of increased amount of free radicals and small amount of antioxidants that can neutralize them. This kind of foods will only speed up the process of forming plaque in the arteries and arteriosclerosis.
Deep fried food is not good
Oils that are usually used for deep frying like sunflower, corn or turnip oil are not stable and oxidate during production, transport storing and cooking.
when this oils get into your system they can react with protein in the membrane of arteries and get calcium that is dysfunctional in the blood vessel. Then it forms the clot with the fats and clog the arteries. This is the main reason you need to stay away from deep fried food and use stable oils like olive and coconut oil for cooking.
Eat normal amounts of food
If you have tendency to overeat you will make your liver work too much so that it can clean your body from the toxins. When you fill yourself with food nonstop your liver will be loaded and there is a chance the toxins to get into the bloodstream and to the heart.
Stress defense mechanism
Stress causes enormous damage to human organism. It is very important to develop some kind of defense mechanism to protect you from stress because when your organism is stressed it produces higher amounts of cortisol a hormone that can cause oxidative stress in the organism.
To protect your body from arteriosclerosis your nutrition needs to be mostly based on fresh fruits and vegetables. They are the best source of antioxidants that are the most important for healthy arteries. Antioxidants work as shield against the harmful effects of free radicals that are damaging healthy body cells.
NATURAL REMEDIES FOR ARTERIOSCLEROSIS
Even though conventional medicine has variety of medication that treat the problem of arteriosclerosis, some say that they cause more damage than they can really help. Therefore natural remedies are the best solution for this problem along with healthy and balanced nutrition.
We have here few most effective remedies that can improve health of your blood vessels and prevent arteriosclerosis and it dangerous consequences.
Remedy For healthy arteries
To prepare this remedy you need 250 grams of ginger, 5 cloves of garlic, 5 lemons, a cup (200ml) apple cider vinegar, 2 cups of honey and 2 cups of water.
Put in a blender the ginger and a cup of water and blend well. Then put 5 cloves of garlic with a cup of water. strain through a gauze to get clear liquid. Squeeze juice of 5 lemons and mix all liquids together along with apple cider vinegar. Put in a pot and bring it to boil. Let it simmer on medium heat until it reduces to 3 cups. Remove from heat and leave aside to cool down. Add 3 cups of honey and mix well store in a dark glass container and keep in a fridge. Eat a spoon of this remedy every morning on empty stomach.
Ginger, lemon, garlic and apple cider vinegar have anticoagulant properties and prevent formation of blood clots and also lower the blood pressure naturally. Honey is rich in bioflavonoids, antioxidants with anti inflammatory powers. To get the wanted effects along with regular long term use of this remedy you will need slight changes in the lifestyle as we already recommended in the article above.
Lemon and garlic natural elixir
to prepare this remedy you need 6 lemons, 30 cloves of garlic and water. peel the lemons and chop them and do the same with garlic cloves. Put all in a blender and add water to cover the ingredients. Blend well and put in a pot. Pour in 2 liters of water and bring to boil. Cook for 5 minutes and then set aside to cool down. Strain and store in a glass container. Keep in a fridge. Drink 50 ml of this elixir every day for 3 weeks. Then make a week break and continue another 3 weeks for 50 ml daily. You can repeat this treatment every six months.
Food for healthy arteries
Healthy and balanced nutrition is not just important for arteries but for general health of the organism. Food that is rich in essential amino acids, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals needs to be on your menu every day.
Some of the best food choices for healthy and elastic blood vessels are: kale, spinach, broccoli, asparagus, avocado, pomegranate, lemon, watermelon, berries, Japanese persimmon, cinnamon, ginger, garlic, turmeric, honey, chia and flax seeds and nuts.