High Blood Pressure - The Basics You Want to Know

  • Thu 16th May 2019 - 10:00am
    Beans - 1/2 cup of legumes (beans, Heart Attack Defense peas or lentils) Beans contain a special soluble fiber that's fermented in the colon. Healthy bacteria eat the fiber and bean sugars to form short-chain fatty acids, which travel to the liver and inhibit LDL cutmostrol production. Sure you likely never heard of Adzuki beans, which are used in Japan to make sweet red bean paste, but if you can track them down they are high on our recommendations list. Also recommends cannelloni beans (try them in Tuscan soups, an Italian bean-based soup) and kidney beans, perfect in one of our favorites Hawaiian chili. Or Porteguese Bean Soup. Apples - One apple - to keep the doctor away, of course Apples, particularly the skin and outer flesh, are rich in polyphenols, powerful antioxidants that help prevent plaque buildup. You can chop, slice or dice 'em, but leave the peel on for maximum health benefits. Soy Protein - 20-25 grams Soy protein contains phytoestrogens - compounds that increase the number and effectiveness of LDL cholesterol receptors, improving the liver's capability to get rid of cholesterol in your bloodstream. Here's a couple of our favorites since we are in the coffee and smoothie business: Order a soy latte at your favorite coffeehouse, throw tofu into a fruit smoothie, use soy flour when baking, or mix a handful of roasted soy nuts with dried fruit for an energy-boosting trail mix. A healthy diet isn't your only defense against cholesterol. Every one of our recommendations helps to lower cholesterol in a specific way, so by combining them all, you get an extremely powerful LDL-lowering approach.

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