Hardening of the arteries is a very serious issue affecting many people and there are a couple of main culprits to uncover what might be leading you down the road of creating this problem.
1. Vitamin K
Vitamin K is a powerhouse that most of us are very deficient in. Vitamin K1 & K2 are found in green leafy vegetables which we generally don’t eat enough of, such as cabbage, spinach, and fermented foods. Research has shown that with good sources of K1 in your system, it will actually decrease the hardening & calcification of the arteries.
Vitamin K, vitamin D, calcium and magnesium all work together and if you get one greater than the other or deficient in one, it starts to put things where they shouldn’t be. So, if you’re taking a vitamin D supplement, you’ve got to take vitamin K along with it. What happens, research shows, if you take Vit. D alone long enough, it actually increases the hardening of your arteries by 8%! To avoid this, be sure to take 100 micrograms of vitamin K with every 1000ius of vitamin D.
Additionally, if you’re taking a calcium supplement, it’s most likely not helping to fight osteoporosis and is not being absorbed properly. Research is showing that simply eating green, leafy vegetables provides plenty of calcium to the system that it can actually absorb and use!
2. Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is not a miracle drink that will heal you, but it does have some powerful components that are beneficial. It can actually lower your blood sugar and lower your LDL (“bad” cholesterol). It also helps combat the damage a high-sugar diet creates in your blood vessels. Taking 2 tablespoons a day can lower your blood sugar levels better than 2 medications combined!