Heart disease is one of the leading causes of death in the world. They are often caused by certain cardiac abnormalities, an unhealthy lifestyle or by other pathologies that weaken the heart and hinder its proper functioning such as hypertension or hypercholesterolemia. Protecting one's heart is therefore essential to maintain one's functions and those of the body. Here is a very simple recipe made famous by Dr. Vladimir Tokaev (former professor at St Petersburg University) to prepare to strengthen the heart and prevent cancer!
Preserving your heart health to prevent cardiovascular disease involves a healthy lifestyle. This results in regular physical activity, which protects the coronary arteries, as well as a healthy and balanced diet that helps reduce blood cholesterol, which in excess can lead to cardiovascular disease.
Here is an easy recipe for reducing cholesterol, protecting the heart and preventing cancer!
- 2 mushrooms
- 1/2 cup fresh cabbage
- 1 tablespoon linden honey
Wash mushrooms thoroughly, then cut into small pieces. Then place them in a bowl and add the grated cabbage leaves and honey. Mix well and consume each morning before breakfast.
Benefits of Ingredients:
The lime honey:
Known for its distinct taste, a bit bitter, and its yellow color, the lime honey is a mine of benefits. This ingredient has soothing properties because it contains farsenol, a component with sedative action. It is thus widely used to reduce insomnia.
Rich in vitamins, minerals and trace elements (potassium, calcium, manganese ...), linden honey is also an excellent source of antioxidants. This ingredient contains large amounts of flavonoids, which fight against the effects of free radicals, which can cause various diseases including cancer.
But not only ! The antioxidant content of honey also helps to slow the oxidation of bad cholesterol, thus protecting heart health. These facts were corroborated by a study published in the Journal of Agriculture & Food Chemistry.
The researchers took samples of human blood and added honey to check its action on bad cholesterol, while simulating its oxidation. The results of the study showed that honey allowed to slow down the development of conjugated dienes which can eventually cause cardiovascular problems.
The mushrooms :
There are several species of mushrooms, each of which possesses its own culinary qualities, but whose nutritional values are all very interesting.
Indeed, mushrooms are an excellent source of protein for vegetarians. They actually contain more protein than most vegetables. Mushrooms are also very rich in nutrients, especially vitamins B2, B3, B5, D, iron and zinc among others.
Moreover, this food contains many antioxidants. According to researchers at the University of Pennsylvania, the antioxidant effect of fungi is due to the polyphenols they contain and ergothioneine, an animated acid produced by this food. Thus, regular consumption of mushrooms ensures a good intake of antioxidants, substances that help prevent cancer and cardiovascular disease.
In addition, fungi also have the ability to reduce cholesterol, thus protecting the heart.
The cabbage :
Stuffed, in salad, cooked ... cabbages, which come in different varieties can be eaten in several ways.
This vegetable is highly prized for its culinary and taste value, but its nutritional value is not less interesting. Indeed, the cabbages are very rich in nutrients more precisely iron in vitamins K, B1, B6, and C.
The cabbages also contain many antioxidants, which protect the cells of the body against the damage caused by free radicals, involved in the occurrence of different types of cancer. According to an in vitro study, cabbage phenolic substances have shown great ability to reduce the development of cancer cells.
Moreover, this cruciferous vegetable has a high content of fibers, in particular soluble fibers. Recall that this type of dietary fiber which turns into viscous matter in contact with water, allows to capture the cholesterol and to evacuate part of it in the stool. According to healthcare professionals, 3 g of soluble fiber, would decrease blood cholesterol by about 10%.
Containing 2.5 g of fiber / 100 g, 40% of which is soluble, cabbage is a food of choice to lower cholesterol and protect its heart.