Although it is not yet proven how inflammation directly causes cardiovascular diseases, the medical community agrees that chronic, low-grade inflammation is closely linked to all stages of atherosclerosis, a disease that underlies heart attack, stroke, and peripheral artery disease.
Researchers have known for some time that juice may help lower blood pressure, but in 2010 UK researchers revealed that nitrate is the special ingredient in beetroot which lowers blood pressure and may help to fight heart disease.
Hawthorn berries are used widely as an approved treatment for early stages of heart failure in Europe. According to University of Maryland, hawthorn berries contain compounds that help dilate blood vessels, prevent damage to blood vessels, and improve blood flow.
A study published in the journal Nutrition Research stated that curcumin, the primary polyphenol in turmeric and which gives the spice its golden hue, is as effective in improving vascular function in postmenopausal women as a moderate aerobic exercise training regimen.
Berries contain particularly high levels of antioxidants known as polyphenols. Increased intake of polyphenols may reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease by an impressive 46% according to the results of the international PREDIMED (Prevencion con Dieta Mediterranea) study.
The Indian Gooseberry has been well known to practitioners of Ayurvedic medicine for more than 3,000 years. There is growing evidence that the humble amla berry offers nearly legendary powers in healing and preventing atherosclerosis and related cardiovascular disease.
Helps the body achieve the state of homeostasis by assisting hormone-producing glands such as the hypothalamus, pituitary, adrenals, thyroid, and pancreas as well as other glands and some hormone-producing organs such as the liver, kidneys, heart, and thymus.
Smart drugs (ayurvedic superfoods) have been used for thousands of years to improve cognitive function in all corners of the globe. Records of traditional Chinese medical doctrine date all the way back to 1100 BCE; and in Ayurvedic medicine on the Indian subcontinent, herbs were utilized as cognitive enhancers as early as 5000 BCE.
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