Hardening of the arteries, also known as atherosclerosis is a common disorder that occurs when cholesterol, fat, and other substances build up in the walls of arteries and form hard deposits called plaques.
Over time, these deposits can block the arteries and cause problems throughout the body.
If you want to lower your risk of heart attack and stroke, then you need to make sure to keep your artery walls completely clean. The less plaque build-up you have, the better.
While taking statins can help lower your overall cholesterol levels, they usually come with many dangerous side effects.
The following is an effective natural remedy that you can take to keep your arteries healthy.
One cup lemon juice
One cup organic apple cider vinegar
One cup garlic
One cup grated ginger
One or two cups raw, organic honey (optional)
Simmer all ingredients, except apple cider vinegar on low heat temperature for half an hour. Remove the mixture from the heat and strain it. Let it cool down a bit. Once cooled down, add the honey and the apple cider vinegar and stir. Pour the mixture into a jar or glass container and keep it in a fridge.
How to use it:
Warm a glass of water, and add two tablespoons of the mixture. Drink it every morning on an empty stomach.
Note: Always shake before use.
What each ingredient does?
Lemon juice has an alkaline effect on the body, which can reduce the levels of cardiac inflammation, which is a risk factor for heart disease. Vitamin C from lemon helps slow down the progression of atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries). Also, it prevents the build-up of LDL (bad) cholesterol in the arteries.
Ginger contains very potent anti-inflammatory compounds called gingerols. Less inflammation, better circulation. Also, ginger reduces triglycerides and cholesterol levels, which build-up in the walls of arteries.
Garlic is rich in allicin. Allicin reacts with red blood cells and produces hydrogen sulfide, which relaxes the blood vessels, and keeps blood flowing easily. This, in turn, reduces blood pressure, allowing the blood to carry more oxygen to the heart muscle, and reducing pressure on the heart.
Apple cider vinegar is rich in acetic acid, which is known to reduce blood cholesterol and triglyceride levels.