Discover How Vitamin C Is Involved
Reversing hardening of the arteries is a real possibility. Most people believe you get hardening of the arteries by eating too much cholesterol. That idea is just plain untrue.
Did you know there is always some kind of crack or leak in the artery before cholesterol and calcium starts to build up? The cholesterol actually acts as a band-aid to plug the defect.
So the question is how to prevent the damage in the first place and the inflation that comes along with it.
Watch the video and Dr. Berg will explain the process.
1. A lack of vitamin C
What initially causes the lesion or the crack in an artery is usually a lack of vitamin C. Translation: not eating enough vegetables.
I’m not talk about synthetic vitamin C. I’m talking about vitamin C in its whole complex which has a factor . . . it’s a type of copper in its enzyme form called tyrosinase, which basically helps you form collagen.
Without that factor, you’ll get a lot of cracks and problems in the vascular system.
In fact, you’ll suffer a complete loss of collagen, and then everything becomes overly rigid and hard. So you really need that vitamin C from vegetables, every day.
Here’s a list of foods highest in vitamin C with their percentage of the RDA. Hint: If you can work 1 cup of bell peppers into a salad and/or chopped up into scrambled eggs at breakfast, or try the pepper omelet with some cheese at breakfast and later a salad with a cup of steamed, chopped broccoli added to it, you will have supplied your body with your daily requirement of vitamin C.
A cup of bell peppers, in fact, has 157% of your daily requirement for calcium at only 29 calories per cup. One cup of cooked broccoli, 135% at only 55 calories!
Top Five Foods Highest in Vitamin C –Created table the table
2. High Insulin
High insulin, of course, comes from eating too much sugar and/or refined carbohydrates. These types of foods cause inflammation and micro-hemorrhaging in the arteries.
Here’s how it happens.
We have a lesion, say, in the arteries, so the body forms a little plaque deposit to try to protect it with cholesterol. Then, we’ve got this combination of cholesterol and calcium plaguing in the arteries. What happens is that the plaguing area starts getting bigger and bigger and bigger and creates a clogging of the artery.
Cholesterol goes way up with high insulin, by the way.
In fact, unless you have a genetic predisposition problem with cholesterol, which is very rare, I will bet anything that that this cholesterol in the arteries comes from a problem with excessive insulin.
If you would merely cut out all the carbs, such as refined carbs, sugar, and alcohol , your cholesterol will come down in one month.
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So the bottom line is you have to be careful what you eat.