Our heart is one of the most important organs, but, surprisingly, we take less care of it, we carry it every day with stress and unhealthy diets. And that’s bad because fatty foods raise cholesterol levels, leading to vascular plaques that prevent the heart from working properly.
Creative Side brings 15 products that will cleanse your blood vessels, improve your overall well-being, and decrease your risk of heart attacks in the future. As a bonus, we’ve added a recipe for a special drink for healthy blood vessels.
Foods That Prevent Heart Attacks
Salmon, mackerel, herring, haddock, and other fatty fish decrease the risk of arrhythmia and atherosclerosis. It’s best to eat them 2-3 times a week.
Oatmeal Rich in fiber, it decreases the levels of “bad” cholesterol and improves digestion. Coarse oatmeal is the healthiest.
Dark chocolate (minimum of 60-70% cocoa) Helps normalize blood pressure and fight inflammations and blood clotting.
Blueberries and strawberries are very good at lowering blood pressure and dilating blood vessels.
Nuts contain protein fibers that help the heart. They also have vitamin E that helps decrease the levels of “bad” cholesterol.
Extra virgin olive oil
Just a couple of spoons a day will lower the “bad” cholesterol levels and sugar in your blood.
Green tea Just one cup a day stops the formation of cholesterol plaques. Moreover, green tea boosts metabolism and helps you fight excess weight.
Red wine Helps reduce fat deposits in your blood vessels and assists in detoxification and weight loss. Should be consumed in moderation.
Broccoli and Spinach
Broccoli and spinach Contain lots of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. They activate the heart and normalize blood pressure. Also rich in fiber.
Avocado decreases the “bad” cholesterol levels and helps clear the arteries. Rich in useful fats.
Pomegranate Contains antioxidants, lowers blood pressure, normalizes blood circulation, and increases hemoglobin levels.
Fights heart diseases and atherosclerosis. It also boosts metabolism and helps you lose weight.
Watermelon plays an important role in vascular health. Stabilizes the cholesterol levels and contains antioxidants.
Dilates the vessels, lowers blood pressure, alleviates vasoconstriction, and prevents atherosclerotic plaques from appearing.
Apples and pears
Apples and pears are rich in fiber that helps your heart. They normalize blood circulation and are a cheaper and more readily available alternative to pomegranates.
A Special Drink For Healthy Blood Vessels
- Ginger juice — 250 ml
- Garlic puree — 250 ml
- Lemon juice — 250 ml
- Apple cider vinegar — 250 ml
- Honey — 5 tbsp
Mix all ingredients except honey and cook over medium heat for 30 minutes. Stir continuously. Remove from the heat and allow to cool completely. Add honey, mix and pour the mixture into a clean bottle. You can store this drink in the refrigerator for 1 to 2 months.
Take 1 tablespoon of this drink every morning on an empty stomach.
Garlic and honey reduce blood pressure and cholesterol levels; ginger prevents heart disease; the lemon regulates the heartbeat; Apple cider vinegar removes toxins from the body.