The cholesterol level in your blood has a lot to do with your chances of getting heart disease. High blood cholesterol is one of the major risk factors for heart disease.
When there is too much cholesterol in the blood, it builds up in the walls of the arteries and this buildup causes “hardening of the arteries” so that arteries become narrowed and blood flow to the heart is slowed down or blocked.
The blood carries oxygen to the heart, and if enough blood and oxygen cannot reach your heart, you may suffer chest pain. If the blood supply to a portion of the heart is completely cut off by a blockage, the result is a heart attack.
Practicing a low-fat, high-fiber diet provides your body with antioxidants and fiber that can prevent and reduce the buildup of bad cholesterol in your blood vessels.
Also, there is an all natural drink that can unclog your arteries and protect you from heart diseases
To prepare this drink you will need:
• Two teaspoons of freshly grated ginger
• 1 cup of washed raisins
• 4 teaspoons of green tea
• 1 liter of water
• 2 spoon of honey
Pour the raisins in a pot and add the water, then let it cook on low heat and after 10 minutes remove the pot from the heat and add the green tea, honey and the grated ginger. Put a lid on the pot and wrap it a warm woolen cloth. Let it stay overnight or for 8 hours then in the morning strain the drink. Drink around 150 to 200 ml. of the beverage twice a day before eating.
The raisins in the drink contain fiber, potassium and antioxidants that can all benefit the heart and the fibers also stimulate the burning of cholesterol.
Source : http://www.lifehealthandfood.com/