Reversing atherosclerosis – is it possible?

Recently I’ve heard about this reversing atherosclerosis and wanted to share with you all about it.

As you may probably know, atherosclerosis is a dangerous inflammatory vascular disease. It is also known as hardening and blockage of the arteries.

Furthermore, is is considered as the major cause of cardiovascular diseases, strokes, or even death.

But what does it really mean?

What if you could not only lower the accumulation of artery blocking plaques, but also reverse the process of plaque building up?

The good news is that you can stop the progression of atherosclerosis, get your arteries cleaned from cholesterol, and, consequently, lower your risk of having heart diseases or strokes without having a bypass surgery.

So, as you may see, the atherosclerosis disease or arteriosclerosis can be controlled and its progression in your arteries can be stopped as well.

Every day, we hear new successful stories about millions of people have taken the good news about reversed atherosclerosis seriously and have accomplished huge enhancement in their general health and heart conditions.

But how did they succeed to reverse atherosclerosis?

You can start your battle against atherosclerosis by following some simple methods, which include:

  • Serious diet and lifestyle changes
  • Prescribed medications

According to the American Heart Association(AHA), eating a healthy diet and making lifestyle changes can be your two effective weapons in reversing atherosclerosis. This is not difficult as it may seem, only remember that your daily routine choices that matters.

The aim of AHA guidelines is to lower your daily calories intake from fatty foods, lower LDL “Bad “cholesterol, increase your HDL “Good” cholesterol, and regularly wash fatty debris from your circulation to prevent or lower their accumulation on your arteries.

You should try to eat plenty of:

Vegetables and fruits (5servings/day)

Grains (6servings/day)

Fish which are rich in omega-3 fatty acid, especially fatty fish like salmon or tuna (at least 2 times/week)

- Eat low-fat dairy animal products, legumes, and chicken without skin, turkey, and lean meats.

- Always choose fats that contain no more than 2 grams of saturated fatty acids in one tablespoon, such as olive, canola, corn and sunflower oils.

- Each day, try making a balance between calories you eat and calories you burn.

- Have any type of moderate intensity physical exercise for at least 30 minutes daily

You must limit or avoid:

-Soft drinks, sweets and candy (introduce increased calories with little nutritious value).

Saturated fat, trans-fatty acids, and cholesterol.

- Keep your sodium intake 1 ¼ teaspoons daily.

- Minimize your alcohol consumption to only 1-2 drinks daily.

Recently, scientists might have succeeded turning the time back for people suffering from atherosclerosis. Aggressive cholesterol-lowering drugs like Crestor (potent member of the statins) have proved not to only lower your LDL or bad cholesterol levels, but really reversing atherosclerosis impact on your cardiac system.

New studies done by American College of Cardiology (ACC) in Atlanta and published in the Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA) have revealed that statins have proved their powerful effect of significantly slowing down the development of heart diseases by markedly elevating Good or HDL cholesterol and reducing LDL or bad cholesterol levels, this process can reverse or regress the plaque accumulation in your arteries.

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