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Is Lemon juice without Sugar/Salt is good for High BP

By July 2, 2010 - 4:12pm
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25/M/India ; i am ex smoker and I have had High BP and may have got my arteries damaged to some extent due to smoking , Does lemon in extent have any negative effect on my artries,just a question......

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Hi puneet303 - There appear to be several commercial products with lemon in them that claim to help clear arteries, as well as some natural alternative articles that suggest lemon can help. It really isn't clear whether this information is true or exaggeration. Drinking lemon juice likely will not harm you, but there are better methods to help improve your health.

You're on the right path in being concerned. Arteries become clogged from plaque buildup on the walls, and smoking contributes to this as well as a poor diet and sedentary lifestyle. Clogged arteries increase our risk for heart attack, stroke and heart failure.

LIVESTRONG has some good tips on natural ways to help with clogged arteries.

Step 1

Eat healthy fats. All fats are not created equal. To clean arteries out naturally, your daily fat intake should come from healthy sources that are high in monounsaturated fats and omega-3 fatty acids. Food examples to incorporate in your diet are fish, nuts, avocado, seeds and olive oil.

Step 2

Get rid of foods from your diet high in saturated fat. Eliminate vegetable oil, fried foods, fast food, crackers, pastries, cookies, fatty cuts of beef and gravies from your diet. Review food labels and avoid items that state the item includes hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated oils.

Step 3

Meditate on a daily basis. According to Reader's Digest, practicing meditation for 20 minutes per day was found to lower plaque levels in individuals. Yoga can also be done to naturally lower plaque buildup by causing you to relax for a set period of time.

Step 4

Stop smoking. If you want to clean the arteries naturally, quit this unhealthy habit. Smoking causes severe damage to the arteries.

Step 5

Exercise on a daily basis. Cardiovascular exercise can be part of your lifestyle changes to naturally get rid of plaque in the arteries. Most days of the week, you should exercise a minimum of 30 to 60 minutes. Some activities you can participate in are jogging, brisk walking, cycling, swimming, tennis and step aerobics.

Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/article/109842-naturally-clean-plaque-arteries/#ixzz0sZUKn58n

July 2, 2010 - 4:45pm
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Anonymous (reply to Pat Elliott)

Hey Pat,

Thanks.Does that mean the effects can be lowered down and are reversible.My damaged and narrowed arteries can start to become wider by time and efforts .Is that really possible.

July 3, 2010 - 6:07am
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Anonymous, you can at lower blood pressure and decrease atherosclerosis with diet and exercise. The American Heart Association has lots of good, accurate information on this: http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/GettingHealthy/GettingHealthy_UCM_001078_SubHomePage.jsp.

Work with your health care provider, adhere to your treatment plan, and work on those healthy habits. You can reverse some damage. Good luck to you.

July 3, 2010 - 9:49am
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