Having an unhealthy lifestyle can promote the onset of many health problems. Besides being overweight or obese, making poor food choices can impact our wellbeing and cause serious diseases. Atherosclerosis is especially common condition that affects the arteries and can lead to serious consequences. See how to relieve this condition and clean the arteries with a completely natural drink.
What is atherosclerosis?
Over time, the arteries age and lose their elasticity, becoming more strained, a phenomenon known as arteriosclerosis. This can also be accompanied by fat deposits on the walls of the arteries (atheromatous plaque).
The formation of atherosclerotic plaques is mainly due to very high LDL cholesterol level in the blood. These plates consist of fatty substances such as cholesterol, cell debris or calcium, which eventually harden over time.
The accumulation of atheromatous plaques can have serious complications. In particular they may cause obstruction of an artery following the formation of a clot. This can migrate and cause a stroke.
Atherosclerotic risk factors:
Poor diet high in fat
High blood pressure
Symptoms of atherosclerosis:
Atherosclerosis is often silent until an artery becomes blocked. The signs and symptoms differ depending on which arteries are affected. Thus, a person with atherosclerosis may be subject to:
Myocardial infarction (Heart Attack) if the coronary artery is clogged
An aneurysm if the aorta is affected
Stroke if a cerebral artery is blocked
Treatment of atherosclerosis:
To treat atherosclerosis, doctors are trying to fight against the factors that favor its appearance.
Thus, if obese, healthy and low-fat diet is prescribed to reduce the level of lipids and cholesterol in the blood. Subjects may also administer medications for the same purpose.
The control of hypertension and blood glucose is also a priority for treating atherosclerosis.
In addition to these medical treatments, it is also possible to combat this disease by switching to natural ingredients. Fenugreek in particular is a plant that has the ability to lower the blood cholesterol and thus prevent and relieve atherosclerosis.
How to use fenugreek to clean your arteries:
Put a tablespoon of fenugreek seeds in a cup of water before going to sleep. Strain them the next day and eat them in the morning on an empty stomach.
Mix one tablespoon of fenugreek seeds with a glass of water and boil for 5 minutes.
Strain the mixture and collect the liquid. Once cooled, add a little honey. Let it cool completely before drinking.
Consume 1 to 2 cups of this drink every day for a month to enjoy the following benefits.
Health benefits of fenugreek seeds:
Fenugreek is mainly used as a spice, particularly in the Middle East and India, but this food also has many therapeutic properties.
This ingredient contains many nutrients including vitamins (C, A, B6), iron, magnesium and calcium. Although it has many medicinal properties, it is especially popular for its ability to stimulate appetite. Consumed regularly, this plant can help to gain weight the healthy way.
In addition, fenugreek seeds help relieve gastrointestinal disorders, fight inflammation, muscle and joint pain and to heal skin conditions when applied on the skin. They also help to stimulate contractions of the uterus, facilitating childbirth.
Fenugreek seeds are also used to regulate the level of sugar in the blood, particularly in people suffering from type 2 diabetes, according to the results of various clinical trials.
Finally, fenugreek seeds help lower bad cholesterol, responsible for atherosclerosis, an effect that may be due to their richness in soluble fiber.
People allergic to peanuts, looking to lose weight, taking anticoagulants, as well as pregnant or nursing women should avoid consuming fenugreek.