Atherosclerosis is a disease of the Artery.
The Blood vessels which carry blood from the Heart to the other parts of the body are called Arteries.
When the fatty substances (cholesterol) or other substances get deposited on the walls of the Arteries, it makes the flow of blood difficult.
These Layer formed in the Arteries, harden them. This is called Atherosclerosis.
Sometimes the layer formed is so thick ,that the blood supply stops.
When the blood is not properly supplied to any part of the body, the functioning of that part is impaired.
Consequences of this disease depends on the partially blocked Arteries.Causes of Atherosclerosis
High blood cholesterol
Infection of the Vascular smooth Muscle CellsIf not treated properly, Atherosclerosis may cause
Heart Attack Note :
Plaque is a hard substance that may cut the supply of blood to the essential body organs. The deposition of Plaque on the walls of the Arteries even may cause death. There is a list of Fruits and Vegetables that may help to prevent the deposition of Cholesterol on the walls of the Arteries. They may help to clear the plaque from the Arteries. Fruits :
Fruits rich in soluble fiber are good in cleaning your Arteries. Pear :
Pear is rich in soluble fiber that is good for Atherosclerosis.Apple :
Since my childhood i have heard that an Apple a day keeps a doctor away. Apples are rich in Vitamin C, Fibers and contain natural flavonoids. Regular consumption of Apple juice may help you in lowering bad cholesterol. Banana :
Bananas are also rich in soluble fibers. They improve the digestive tract that prevent the absorption of bad cholesterol in the body. Orange :
Like Apples Oranges are also rich in Vitamin C and flavonoids. They help in retarding the deposition of plaque on the walls of the Arteries. Pomegranate :
Pomegranate has the cleansing power that clears the deposited plaque from your Arteries. It provides nourishment to the Heart and reduces the risk of Heart Stroke and other Heart Diseases. Vegetables :
Magnesium rich vegetables are good to regulate blood pressure. Hence, they may be helpful in treating Atherosclerosis.Kale :
Kale is known for keeping a healthy heart. It is good for high blood pressure and is recommended for Atherosclerosis. Garlic :
Garlic contains a pungent smell that comes from an oily liquid present in it, i.e. Allicin. It contains antibacterial properties. It improves blood circulation, prevent blood clots, and deposition of bad cholesterol or Plaque on the walls of the Arteries. Ginger:
Ginger contains antioxidant properties that help in getting rid of sticky coagulation of platelets. In short, it clears the walls of the arteries and are recommended in Atherosclerosis.Spinach:
Spinach is rich in Manganese, Vitamin E and Zinc. It combats the diseases like High Blood Pressure and AtherosclerosisBilberry:
Bilberry is also good for the Heart. It improves blood circulation and reduces the risk of blood clots. It prevents deposition of Plaque on the walls of the Arteries. Turmeric:
Like Ginger the Turmeric also contains antioxidant properties. It may lower the levels of high cholesterol in the Blood. This will help in preventing blood clots and formation of Plaque. Hawthorn:
It is a herbal treatment for cardiovascular diseases. Hawthorn is known for lowering high blood pressure and improves over all health of the Heart in all aspects. It prevents blood clots and deposition of Plaque on the walls of the Arteries. Psyllium :
It is also helpful in lowering the levels of cholesterol. If you have fat around your belly and hips, it indicates the deposition of triglycerides. Psyllium is the key for these problems. It prevents blood clots and lowers the blood sugar levels also. Horny goat Weed:
It is helpful in curing hardening of the Arteries, Hence may help in Atherosclerosis.Commiphora Mukul ( Guggul ):
Commiphora Mukul is a traditional herb in lowering high cholesterol levels and helps in curing Atherosclerosis.
Apart from Vegetables and Fruits Nuts, Oils and Beverages are also helpful in clearing the Arteries and to get rid of Plaque. As they contain omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, which retard the development of plaque on the walls of the Arteries.
HazelnutsSay no to :
High Fat Diet and Drinks or juices that contain high levels of Sugar.