Here’s 3 Super Health Tips to Help Boost Overall Blood Vessel Health and Strength.
This is part 2 of the 3 part series on strengthening your blood vessels. Part 1 talked about the functions of blood vessels and the benefits of having healthy strong blood vessels. In this post I am going to give you 3 powerful tips that can help you maintain your overall blood vessel health.
Super Tip #1.
Avoid Things That Can Harm or Seriously Damage Blood Vessels
- Smoking of Any Kind Especially Cigarettes
- Alcohol of Any Kind Especially Hard Liquor
- Trans and Hydrogenated Fats
- Refined Sugar in Anything
- Anything that Raises Blood Pressure Negatively Like Too Much Caffeine, Too Much Stress, Being Overweight, etc.
- Recreational Drugs
- And Be Mindful that Some Medications Can Also Negatively Affect Blood Vessels (it’s always okay to ask your doctor what the main side-effects of any medication they prescribe are).
Super Tip #2.
Use Some Superfoods that Support Blood Vessel Health and Help Guard Against Hemorrhoids, Easy Bruising, Varicose Veins, Bleeding Gums and More.
The main component of this spice is curcumin, a powerful anti-inflammatory. Inflammation is a major cause of arteriosclerosis, or the hardening of the arteries. A 2009 study found that curcumin helps reduce the fatty deposits in arteries by as much as 26 percent. Turmeric also helps reduce the damage to arterial walls, which can cause blood clots and plaque build-up. Turmeric contains vitamin B6, which helps to maintain healthy levels of homocysteine, which in turn causes a reduction in plaque buildup and blood vessel damage. If you make a protein drink you can add it as one of your ingredients.
Pomegranate (Artery Cleaner)
The phytochemicals in pomegranate act as antioxidants that can protect the lining of the arteries from damage, according to Dr. Gregg Schneider, a nutritionally oriented dentist and alternative medicine expert. A 2005 study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found that pomegranate juice rich in antioxidants stimulates nitric acid production, helping to keep blood flowing and arteries open.
In addition, a study published in the journal Atherosclerosis found that pomegranate extract may also prevent or reverse the primary pathology associated with cardiac mortality, atherosclerosis, which is the progressive thickening of coronary arteries caused by the accumulation of fatty material.
Researchers also found that taking pomegranate extract resulted in the following 7 beneficial effects:
- Reduced levels of oxidative stress
- Reduced monocyte chemotactic protein-1, a chemical messenger (chemokine) associated with inflammatory processes within the arteries.
- Reduced lipid accumulation in the heart muscle
- Reduced macrophage infiltration in the heart muscle
- Reduced levels of monocyte chemotactic protein-1 and fibrosis in the myocardium
- Reduced cardiac enlargement
- Reduced ECG abnormalities
In other words—pomegranate juice extract is amazing for your blood vessels and overall cardiovascular system, so get that beautiful red juice into your body often.
Spirulina and Blue-Green Algae
Spirulina and Blue Green Algae are considered superfoods by many. They both belong to the family of blue-green algae and traditionally are grown in the warm alkaline lakes of Africa, Hawaii and Mexico but other places as well.
A Complete Nutrition Source
Spirulina contains a complete source of protein, vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients although it does not contain B12. In addition, spirulina has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. If you want to maximize your nutritional intake, adding spirulina is a good place to start. Spirulina contains compounds, including chlorophyll, beta carotene, zeaxanthin and phycocyanin, which are potent antioxidants that can neutralize oxidation damage caused by free radicals. This is a big help to the blood vessels as it acts to help protect the inside linings.
Cayenne (Hot Red Pepper)
Cayenne pepper is a member of the hot pepper family, but it also has medicinal properties. Apart from dilating blood vessels, cayenne pepper aids in relieving sinus congestion, decreasing cholesterol, lessening internal congestion and helping clear the lymph system. Applied externally, it reduces inflammation and congestion of blood vessels.
If you consume cayenne pepper, it can help to prevent heart disease and strokes. This is because the capsaicin compound in the pepper can help to clear out lipid deposits from your body and dilate arteries. These actions can help your blood vessels to clear away clots. Get in the habit of using this amazing food (actually a fruit) often because it is super beneficial for your overall health. You can put it in your salads, soups or just about anything you eat.
Another amazing thing about cayenne—although it can be super hot—it never will burn your sensitive tissues inside your body like the mucosa of your mouth, stomach or intestines even though it may seem like it would. I love to tell people, if you want to wake up in the morning really fast, forget coffee and go for a teaspoon of cayenne in some lemon juice with a touch of stevia or raw sugar—I guarantee that in seconds you’ll be totally fired up! (pun intended)
Scientists have identified seaweed as a rich new potential source of heart-healthy food ingredients. Seaweed and other “macroalgae” could rival milk products as sources of these so-called “bioactive peptides,” they conclude in an article in ACS’s Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.
Their review of almost 100 scientific studies concluded that some seaweed proteins work just like the bioactive peptides in milk products to reduce blood pressure, almost like the popular ACE inhibitor drugs. The variety of macroalga species and the environments in which they are found, and their ease of cultivation, make macroalgae a relatively untapped source of new bioactive compounds, and more efforts are needed to fully exploit their potential for use to consumers in food products.
People from Okinawa, Japan are known for being the longest-living population, and they eat sea vegetables as part of their fruit-and-vegetable-rich diet daily. And Kyoto University research found that animals that are at risk for cardiovascular issues can benefit from eating brown seaweed fibers, as it decreases their blood pressure and reduces their risk of stroke.
Personally I love seaweeds, especially cold water Dulse because it has a wonderful nutty flavor and is high in potassium and other minerals. Whenever I eat seaweeds on a regular basis I can feel my energy levels go up, my hair gets thicker and my overall feeling of well-being increases. I also believe that seaweeds are natural chelators—that they have the ability to remove heavy metals from your gut and blood vessels. Good reason to get them in your diet most every day.
Super Tip #3.
Drink the Best Herbal Teas that Help Promote Healthy, Strong Blood Vessels.
Green and Black Tea can help protect heart arteries by keeping them flexible and relaxed, and therefore better able to withstand the ups and downs of constant changes in blood pressure. Led by Dr. Nikolaos Alexopoulos of Athens Medical School in Greece, researchers found that among 14 subjects, those who drank green tea showed greater dilation of their heart arteries on ultrasound 30 min. later than those drinking either diluted caffeine or hot water. That’s because, the scientists speculate, green tea works on the lining of blood vessels, helping cells there to secrete the substances needed to relax the vessels and allow blood to flow more freely.
Again, Here’s the Most Important Take-Away.
If you have any of the symptoms mentioned in this Blood Vessel Strengthening series it’s time to start doing the things that can help strengthen and restore elasticity to your blood vessels and blood vessel walls. When provided the right nutrients and conditions, blood vessels can most always return to their healthy, elastic state, which may diminish the potential for hemorrhoids, varicose veins, easy bruising, aneurysms, blood vessel ruptures and dissections and even hemorrhagic strokes and heart attacks.
I believe everyone could benefit from what I call a “Blood Vessel Tune-Up” because we live in a world that stresses the body on so many levels and taxes our vascular systems to the limit. That’s why there are so many blood vessel related health conditions today. But you don’t have to be a victim-you can choose to do something about it.
Check out the next post in this series here. It gives you some Super Health Tips aimed at helping you strengthen your blood vessels
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The human body is a massive network of blood vessels – from large, hose-like arteries down to the tiniest micro vessels no bigger than the width of a blood cell. The condition, health and strength of our blood vessels is critical to our overall health. So, why not give your vascular system a much needed “tune-up” today. It can only make your life better.
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