Unblocking arteries is critical if you are to experience long term heart health and avoid coronary disease. Why should you be concerned? Currently heart disease is the number one killer in the US. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2010 alone, heart attack deaths happened at a rate of 1 per minute or about 525,000 annually. This article will give you information to substantially lower your risk of being a victim of a deadly heart attack or other coronary disease.
Probably one of the biggest heart health myths is that having high cholesterol is the leading indicator for a heart attack. Did you know that 50% of heart attack victims have low to NORMAL cholesterol levels?
So what’s up with all the heart disease?
Chronic inflammation is the real cause of rampant heart disease. not high cholesterol. Without going into a scientific discussion, let’s just say that chronic inflammation is the root cause of arterial damage. Inflammation sets up the environment for sticky arterial plaque build-up.
Let’s look at how inflammation is a factor in blocking arteries…
Normal inflammation is good…it’s a natural response to germs, bacteria and other harmful invaders to your system. However you can create chronic inflammation when there is no harmful invasion such as disease, germs, bacteria etc…this pro inflammatory state is extremely harmful to the body because in this state, the inflammation process starts attacking healthy arterial tissue.
Healthy smooth arteries will be virtually plaque free. Imagine a healthy artery like a smooth plastic tube, and a damaged artery like a tube lined with Velcro capturing all debris that it comes in contact with. The first step in unblocking arteries is to decrease damage to your arteries by decreasing chronic inflammation in your body.
How do you lower inflammation?
Tip 1) The key to reduce inflammation is to decrease spikes in blood sugar; anything that spikes blood sugar increases inflammation in the body.
The great news is you can lower blood sugar spikes which will lower inflammation by eliminating the wrong foods. There are serious health consequences in the form of inflammation directly caused by a consistently poor diet.
Eliminating sugar as should be number one on your hit list. Nothing raises inflammation in your body faster than sugary foods and drinks.
Tip 2) Next would be to eliminate simple carbs. Carbohydrates quickly convert into sugar in the blood in the form of glucose. But remember, not all carbohydrates are created equal. You need to stay away from the simple carbs that rapidly digest and quickly convert into sugar. Avoid white flour products, breads, pasta as these convert quickest to glucose.
Knowing how to unblock arteries naturally should be a high priority for anyone at risk for heart problems. By following these two simple guidelines you will be amazed at how much it will decrease chronic inflammation, and directly lower your risk for heart problems, naturally. It’s well worth the effort to eliminate blood sugar spiking foods to protect your heart…your awareness regarding unblocking arteries is the first major step.
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