High cholesterol levels and high blood pressure — these things share something in common, and they can cause damage to your heart. Fortunately, there is a special drink that you can prepare and consume first thing in the morning to help keep your cholesterol and blood pressure within the range that’s considered as normal and healthy.
Before we put the spotlight on the said beverage, let us spend some time to tackling the reasons why it’s definitely not a good thing to have high cholesterol and high blood pressure.
We all need cholesterol. In fact, it’s so necessary for a bunch of things (proper digestion, vitamin D synthesis, production of hormones and enzymes, etc.) that the liver actually manufactures it. Experts say that less than a quarter of the total cholesterol in our bodies comes from the food we consume, in particular animal products.
However, having too much cholesterol in the body can be damaging to one’s health. For one, it can cause the arteries to become clogged, including particularly the ones that supply oxygenated blood to the heart muscles themselves. With severely reduced or sometimes completely cut off supply of oxygen to the heart muscles, a heart attack strikes.
It’s also just as important as keeping high cholesterol in check to maintain normal blood pressure, which should not go over 120/80 mmHg. Otherwise, it’s also something that can endanger your heart.
According to medical professionals, having high blood pressure (the kind that stays stubbornly high and not the one that happens when you are excited, anxious or stressed out) is something that can cause your heart to become larger in order for it to be able to efficiently pump blood. Eventually, this can leave the muscles of your heart weakened. Time will come when the heart is so worn out that it will simply cease pumping blood, which is known as cardiac arrest.
By the way, it’s not just your heart that is placed on the line when you have high cholesterol and high blood pressure. Just about any organ in your body can be in danger, too, because everyone needs oxygenated blood.
There are medicines, luckily, that are designed to help lower both high cholesterol levels and high blood pressure. Unfortunately, they are known to cause an assortment of side effects. Their regular intake, however, is still necessitated most especially if deemed fit by a doctor in order to keep their patients well.
For cases of high cholesterol and high blood pressure that can still be lowered by means of some dietary and lifestyle changes, a drink made from a few very common kitchen ingredients can be very helpful. The said beverage, especially when taken first thing in the morning for 2 straight weeks, can bring about dramatic results. Here’s the recipe:
- 1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar (raw, organic and unfiltered)
- 1 teaspoon of honey (raw and organic)
- 1 teaspoon of lemon juice (freshly squeezed)
- 1 small piece of ginger root (fresh and grated)
- 1 clove of garlic (peeled and grated)
- Place all of the ingredients in a cup. Stir very well.
- Consume at least 30 minutes before having your breakfast.
That’s how easy it is to whip up this beverage — no expensive ingredient and special kitchen tool required. A lot of people with high cholesterol levels and high blood pressure who took this drink in a span of 2 weeks were impressed with the results. Try it and see for yourself!
As a bonus, this 5-ingredient beverage is also known to help in easing painful and swollen joints, stabilizing blood sugar levels, strengthening the immune system and even reducing one’s risk of cancer.