Atherosclerosis is a condition of hardening of the arteries caused by accumulation of cholesterol or fat on the arteries` walls, forming hard deposits known as plaques.
In time, the plaques will block the arteries and prevent blood flow, causing many problems in the body and increasing the risk of heart attack or stroke.
Cholesterol levels can be reduces by statins, which can cause negative side effects. The best option to clean the arteries and make them healthy is this natural remedy you can make at home; you will need:
- 1 cup of grated ginger
- 1 cup of apple cider vinegar (preferably organic)
- 1 cup of freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1 cup of garlic and
- 1 -2 cups of honey (preferably raw and organic)
- Gently cook all the ingredient together, except the vinegar and honey, for 30 minutes on low temperature. Then remove from heat and strain the mixture. When it`s cooled, add and stir the apple cider vinegar and the honey. Pour the liquid in a jar and keep in the refrigerator.
Use: Shake the jar before opening. Add 2 tbsp. of the liquid in a glass of warm water, and drink it every morning, before breakfast.
The benefits from each ingredient
Ginger: this root contains very powerful anti-inflammatory element called gingerol, which improves circulation. It can also lower the levels of cholesterol and triglycerides.
Apple cider vinegar: the acetic acid from this vinegar can also lower the levels of cholesterol and triglycerides.
Lemon juice: the alkaline effect of this juice can reduce cardiac inflammation, a risk factor for heart disease. Lemon is also rich in vitamin C that slows atherosclerosis progression and prevents accumulation of LDL cholesterol on the arteries` walls.
Garlic: the allicin from garlic, in reaction with red blood cells, produces hydrogen sulfide that helps blood flow by relaxing the blood vessels. All of this decreases the blood pressure so that the blood can carry more oxygen to the heart and reduce it suffers.