One disease is quite a problem in the US nowadays. That’s heart disease. Hypertension stretches blood vessels and artery walls. And even worse, it increases cholesterol levels as well.
One of the major contributors to the occurrence of heart disease is high cholesterol. This occurs because of the fats from the food we eat tend to accumulate in the lining of the blood vessels.
Then, these fatty deposits form an atheroma, which represents a sort of a deposit. A layer of deposit forms on top of the atheroma. The deposit triggers an inflammation in the blood vessel wall.
The plaque that is absorbed in the vessels is actually a ticking bomb. A sudden rupture can make a life-threatening problems.
Our bodies are designed to repair tiny ruptures by producing blood clots. But, the possibility that these clots may restrict the artery or flow down the artery and block it at its narrowest spot, is high. Minor plaques are very dangerous too. They increase the risk of sudden heart attack.
There are several ways you can control your LDL levels. For a start, it’s important to inhabit some healthy dietary habits. Eat more foods that are low in fat and high in fiber. Make sure you eat food that contain enough antioxidants.
Raisins are low-fat food, and they are abundant in antioxidants and fiber. These have shown to prevent and reduce the accumulation of bad cholesterol, and thus protect the blood vessels.
Try this juice recipe to unclog arteries and prevent heart disease:
- 2 tsp. ginger, grated
- 1 cup raisins, washed and cleaned
- 4 tsp. green tea
- 1l purified water
- 2 tbsp. honey
- Put your both raisins and water in a pot. Turn the heat on and cook on low for 10 minutes.
- Take the pot off the heat, and add in your green tea, honey and 2 teaspoons of grated ginger.
- Put the lid on again and wrap the pot using a woolen cloth. Let the mixture rest overnight for at least 8 hours. Strain it next morning.
- Drink 150-200ml of the juice twice a day, before your meals.
Raisins are of great importance for your heart health because they’re packed with soluble and insoluble fiber, potassium and antioxidants. Fiber also promotes the excretion of bile from the system, and aids in lowering cholesterol levels.