We all want to live a long life, but did you know eating these simple foods has been proven scientifically to prevent and in some cases reverse the #1 cause of death in the modern world?
Statistically, atherosclerosis (the progressive clogging of the arteries) is the #1 killer on the planet. A complex process, involving autoimmunity, infection, dietary incompatibilities. And many known and unknown factors, it is – despite conventional medical opinion – entirely preventable, and in some cases reversible.
Here is the peer-reviewed, published research proving the fact:
The primary polyphenol in the Indian spice turmeric known as curcumin has been found to be an excellent cardioprotective, with over 30 studies demonstrating this fact. One study found that curcumin prevented damage to the arteries associated with a blockage (neointima formation).
L-arginine, an amino acid, is able to prevent arterial thickening by up to 24 percent in the animal model.
According to an extensive review of over 30 studies done on arginine supplementation, this amino acid provides 150 health benefits, such as addressing underlying dysfunction associated with cardiovascular disease.
Have you ever heard of Kimchi? This traditional Korean side dish is made of fermented cabbage and hot pepper has been found to show anti-atherosclerotic effect. Specifically, it was found to attenuate atherosclerotic process in the animal model. In addition to this, kimchi has been shown to degrade toxins which may cause further damage.
Pomegranate has the ability to regress plaque buildup in the arteries as well. It can be used as an effective hormone therapy which reverses the symptoms related to reversed ovaries.
Garlic is linked to treating or preventing at least 220 different health conditions or symptoms. But when it comes cardiovascular disease, the primary cause of death among people in industrialized countries, garlic is a true superstar.
In fact, this pungent food’s healing effects can even reduce the risk of infarction and stroke by more than 50 percent according to a study published in the German publication, Wiener Medizinische Wochenschrift.
Yes, something as simple as adding a source of B-complex to your regimen can prevent the juggernaut of heart disease from taking your life prematurely. A double-blind, randomized study, published in 2005, in the journal Atherosclerosis found that a simple intervention using 2.5 mg folic acid, 25 mg Vitamin B6, and 0.5mg Vitamin B12 for 1 year, resulted in significant reductions in arterial thickness (as measured by intima-media thickness). Even niacin or folic acid alone has been shown to have this effect on patients. [Note: Always opt for natural sources of the B-group vitamins, including probiotic supplementation (which produce the entire complement for you), or a whole food extract, versus synthetic or semi-synthetic vitamins which, sadly, predominate on the market today].
The tiny seed has a distinctive taste and is chockfull of vitamins and minerals, including copper and manganese. As well as a healthy dose of iron, phosphorous, calcium, magnesium, vitamin B1, zinc, molybdenum, selenium, and even fiber.
The heart-healthy properties of sesame come from two amazing substances called sesamin and sesamolin. Known as lignans, they also have some potent cholesterol-lowering properties that can further help to prevent high blood pressure and even increase vitamin E supplies.
A 2006 study published in The Yale Journal of Biological Medicine reveals that ingesting sesame seeds oil every day for 45 days can naturally lower your blood pressure. Another study further found sesame oil can prevent atherosclerosis. Other studies show sesamin can also protect your liver from oxidative damage.
Remarkably, studies even show this little seed is more effective than Tylenol for knee pain caused by arthritis. Not bad for a little seed!