Atherosclerosis & Arteriosclerosis Cholesterol.

Arteriosclerosis & Atherosclerosis

Arteriosclerosis (calcium deposits) and atherosclerosis (cholesterol and/or fat deposits) are hardening of the arteriesThis is caused by calcium and/or fat deposits on the interior walls of the arteries and also by cross-linking.

The ability of these arteries to aid in the unrestricted flow of blood is reduced. The calcium and/or fat deposits produce a blockage in the circulation of the blood, caused by the molecular crossing which is produced by the free radicals:


Most common symptoms during arterial blockage are found in the circulatory and cardiovascular systems which include;

  1. High blood pressure
  2. Angina Pectoris
  3. Aneurysm
  4. Heart Attack

Other problems caused by blockages are:

  1. Cerebral stroke
  2. Thrombosis-formation of blood clots
  3. Loss of memory and concentration
  4. Closing of the arteries in the legs

Note: Cholesterol is found only in animal proteins.

If you want to lower your cholesterol, follow these instructions:

Persons with arteriosclerosis or high cholesterol should eliminate from their diet;

  1. Red meat (beef & pork)
  2. Meats high in fats
  3. Eggs, no more than three yolks a week (the yolk contains the highest cholesterol, the egg white doesn`t contain cholesterol).
  4. Shrimp and oysters
  5. Fried foods, pork sausage, sugar and flour
  6. Cigarettes, coffee and alcohol
  7. Limit butter, cream, cheese, vegetable and animal fat
  8. Cut down on raw salt (salt added on already cooked food).

All these foods affect the cardiovascular system.

It is suggested to add the following to your diet:

  1. Fish, tuna, salmon and sardines
  2. Almond & nuts
  3. Wheat germ, soy bean and garbanzo
  4. Skinless turkey or chicken (skin contains the highest levels of cholesterol)
  5. Olive oil
  6. Lots of fibers
  7. Lots of fruits (at least 2 different types)
  8. Garlic and onions (instead of processed sachet spices)
  9. Vegetables (leafy)

Warning! Do not consume more than 300 mg of cholesterol per day. (This is equivalent to consuming 1 egg yolk, 90 g of beef or 1 cup of whole milk in one sitting). If after following these instructions one`s cholesterol level is still high, they need to consult their doctor.

Steve Ogut is a health & wellness consultant and nutrition enthusiast. Currently he is the chief contributor for Greenliving Plus, an e-commerce website for nutritional/dietary and functional supplements.

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