Heart disease is a serious epidemic in the United States and around the world. High blood pressure leads to the stretching of your blood vessels and artery walls. It can increase your risk of high cholesterol.
High cholesterol is a major risk factor for heart disease because fat from our diets gets dumped in the lining of blood vessels.
Over time, these fatty globules form a deposit, called an atheroma. A layer of cholesterol forms on top of the globules, and the deposit causes inflammation in the blood vessel wall.
The plaque that restricts the heart artery is a ticking time bomb because of the threat of sudden rupture.
The body attempts to repair a tiny rupture by forming a life-threatening blood clot. Unfortunately, the blood clot can restrict the entire artery or break loose to flow down the artery and form a block where the artery is smaller. Plaque that is very small can also present a risk of a sudden fatal heart attack.
Consuming a low-fat, high-fiber diet with significant quantities of antioxidants may help in regulating or decreasing your LDL levels.
Raisins, a low-fat food, provide antioxidants and fiber that may aid in protecting your blood vessels by preventing and reducing the buildup of bad cholesterol.
This drink will unclog arteries and protects against heart diseases
- two teaspoons of freshly grated ginger
- one cup of washed raisins
- 4 teaspoons of green tea
- 1l of water
- two spoons of honey
- In a pot, pour one cup of washed raisins. Add water. Cook low heat.
- After 10 minutes, remove the pot from the heat and add green tea, honey and two teaspoons of freshly grated ginger.
- Close the lid of the pot and wrap it in a warm woolen cloth. Keep it that way overnight – 8 hours. In the morning, strain the beverage.
- Drink 150-200 ml. twice a day – before eating.
Raisins contain both soluble and insoluble fiber, potassium and antioxidants – all of which may benefit your heart. The fibers also help promote excretion of bile from the body, and it stimulates the burning of cholesterol.