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Foods That Support Heart Function

If you would like to support your heart function and fight off a predilection towards diabetes and heart disease it is suggested that you start ingesting at least a few of the following foods.



Artichoke leaf extract: This food extract, which reduces the level of LDL in your blood whilst also helping to protect your liver. The extract also exhibits antioxidant qualities, which it is believed, help to reduce the oxidization of LDL whilst ‘encouraging’ it to leave your body more quickly.  This prevents the cholesterol form building up in the arteries and other disorders like high blood pressure from happening.



Brewer’s yeast: In one study a group of volunteers were given a daily dose of brewer’s yeast for eight weeks. At the end of the test, only one of the 11 original test subjects did not show lowered LDL rates as well as increased good cholesterol levels.


Green tea: Green tea is an ancient herbal remedy that has been popular in many Asian countries for centuries. In the West, it is recognized that green tea is very helpful for keeping blood pressure under control and also for reducing the levels of bad cholesterol in your blood. This is due to the high levels of antioxidant substances in green tea.


Garlic: Garlic is another powerful antioxidant, which helps to prevent the oxidization of LDL in the body and bloodstream. This was confirmed in one study where a few drops of garlic juice added to a fatty meal lowered the ‘bad’ cholesterol level by around 7%. Another study suggests that 600 mg of garlic powder every day could reduce your LDL levels by around 10%.


Ginger: Ginger is another food that possesses many of these same qualities as garlic.  Including just a little ginger in your diet every day significantly reduces the risk of heart attacks as well as lowering your blood pressure at the same time.


Gingko biloba: This herbal remedy stimulates blood flow and helps prevent the formation of potentially harmful free radicals that can damage arterial walls.

Guggul: This is another herbal remedy derived from Ayurvedic medicine that is capable of lowering blood fat levels whilst helping to increase the levels of high-density lipoproteins – ‘good’ cholesterol – in your blood.


Turmeric: Turmeric is a spice that not only adds a delicious kick to your cooking but also lowers your LDL levels at the same time by stimulating the production of bile. It has certain anticoagulant properties similar to those demonstrated by aspirin too, but without the potentially harmful side effects.


Using Wheatgrass as a Healer

Wheat grass is a seven-inch tall grass that is grown from wheat berries that are sown on one inch of soil.  It is people who are serious about healing and managing chronic diseases.


There is a property in wheat grass juice that enables it to sustain life in mammals and it can support human life if you eat it indefinitely.  It is a whole food that can sustain a warm blooded being without the diet having to be supplemented by any other type of food, which is really quite remarkable. It is also a renewable resource that grows from seed to maturity in just a week.

Wheatgrass is used to clear up a big range of ailments including acne, premature aging, anemia, arthritis, asthma, bladder disorders, high blood pressure, low blood pressure, bone disorders, bronchitis, cancer, circulatory weakness, varicose veins, colitis, constipation diabetes, gum disease, eye disorders, fatigue, hay fever, hair loss, heart disease, hypoglycemia, impotence, infection, kidney disorders, liver disorders, lung disorders, nervous disorders, skin disorders, ulcers and weight loss.


Wheatgrass juice is recently making headlines because it contains many anti-aging nutrients. Among one of the most powerful anti-aging components is super oxide dismutase (S.O.D.); vitamins A, B complex, C, and E; chlorophyll; a full range of minerals and trace elements including calcium, iron, magnesium and potassium, a number of special enzymes; and amino acids (the building blocks that are used to create protein.)


Wheat grass juice also enhances the body’s defenses. It help protects the lungs and blood from water an air pollution, cigarette smoke, toxins and heavy metals.  This is because wheatgrass has been shown to have anti-oxidative properties that help fight the kinds of free radical damage that cause degenerative diseases and aging.


It is also used as a potent aid in many weight loss formulas and weight loss juicing programs. As it is a whole food it can offer full sustenance and nutrition with next to no calorie intake.


Of course it tastes awful and is a real pain to put in the juicer but it is an amazing healer. In fact, wheatgrass is really the only juice you will ever need to drink during a fast as it is a whole food.  Some people become accustomed to the strange grassy and minty taste, which is due to high chlorophyll content. Some people take wheatgrass straight with a chaser of water and other people prefer to mix it in a juice cocktail.