02 Jul Are your arteries clean?
We often hear people stressing over how clogged arteries or blockages in the heart can be fatal to our health. But what does it actually mean?
Arteries are blood carrying vessels that transport nutrients and oxygen to the rest of your body. In the light of weight-gain, inactive lifestyles and obesity, the spike in cholesterol levels might deposit a layer on the inner lining of your arteries, which is commonly known as plaque. This build up causes blood clots, the Coronary Artery Disease or Arteriosclerosis, chronic conditions caused by blockage in the carotid which can cause heart attacks, cardiac arrests, hemorrhage strokes and other cardiovascular conditions.
Here are some drinks that can help in detoxifying blocked arteries:
1. Concoction of Ginger, Garlic and Lemon
Boil mashed garlic and ginger. Strain the boiled water and add squeeze lemon juice in it. This is an excellent drink to clean your arteries. Have it anytime in the evening. Garlic reduces blood pressure and reduces the hardening associated with arteriosclerosis. It removes the soft plaque deposit from the vessels. The antioxidants in Ginger help in prevention of plaque formation. Again the citrus flavonoids in lemon prevent clogging of arteries.
2. Cranberry Smoothie
Blend cranberries, banana, yogurt, almonds and orange juice. This blend of smoothie should become a part of your breakfast. You can also replace cranberries by other berries like black berries and strawberries. Cranberries are the excellent source of nutrients that supports artery health and heart health. The flavonoids antioxidants in the berries are known to reduce the LDL Cholesterol from the blood vessels. It also reduces inflammation and high blood pressure which again helps in artery health.
3. Wheat Grass Shots
Wheat grass juice is the simplest and the effective juice to remove the toxins from your blood vessels. Rinse some wheat grass and extract its juice through a juicer or blender. To begin with, you can start having 30 ml shot every morning in empty stomach and gradually you can increase it to 60 ml. You can also add this to some other vegetable or fruit juice to make it tasty. It effectively removes the heavy metals from the blood streams and thereby aids in the health of the arteries. It is known to reduce the bad cholesterol very effectively.
Citrus fruits like oranges have flavonoids that can decrease inflammation and help prevent free radicals in the body from oxidizing LDL (bad) cholesterol. Oxidized LDL is associated with atherosclerosis development and progression. Almonds, beans and cruciferous vegetables are also seen to have properties that reduce inflammation, fight LDL and reduce overall risk of clogging of carotids.
In addition, here are some yoga asanas to promote proper circulation and aide in unclogging your arteries:
Your blood vessels are the channels for all exchanges within cells and organs. Your health of the organs depends on the health of your arteries. So keep it clean and keep is open.