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6 home remedies for the heart

According to Healthline - Home remedies for the heart such as teas, juices, or salad, for example, are a great natural option for strengthening the heart and preventing heart disease because they help reduce bad cholesterol, regulate blood pressure, or decrease the formation of fatty plaques in the arteries of the heart.

These home remedies, despite being a great therapeutic complement, do not exclude the need for a balanced diet and regular exercise. In addition, for people who already have diagnosed heart problems, the use of home remedies should always be guided by a cardiologist.

Some options for home remedies for the heart are:

1. Lemon peel tea

Lemon peel tea is rich in substances such as d-limonene, pinene, and gamma-terpinene in its essential oil, which have antioxidant action, and are able to prevent the deposition of bad cholesterol in blood vessels, which can cause atherosclerosis and other cardiovascular problems.


Fresh peel of 1 lemon

1 cup of water

Honey for sweetening (optional)


Place the lemon peel in a pan with the water and boil for 5 minutes. Cover and let it cool down. Strain, sweeten to taste with honey and then drink. This tea can be taken up to 2 cups a day to make the most of its benefits.

2. Garlic and lemon tea

Garlic has allicin in its composition, which has antioxidant action and helps reduce the levels of bad cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood, thus reducing the risk of atherosclerosis or heart attack.

In addition, garlic has an anticoagulant effect and helps regulate blood pressure, which reduces the strain on the heart to pump blood to the body and contributes to keeping the heart healthy.


3 cloves of garlic, peeled and cut in half

1/2 cup of lemon juice

3 cups of water

Honey for sweetening (optional)


Boil the water with the garlic. Remove from heat and add the lemon juice and the honey. Remove the garlic and serve. Garlic has a strong taste, so you can add half a teaspoon of powdered ginger or 1 cm of ginger root to the tea preparation. Ginger can enhance the effect of garlic tea, as it also helps to reduce cholesterol and improve blood circulation. However, it should not be consumed by people who use anticoagulants.

3. Apple and carrot juice

The apple and carrot juice is a perfect combination for improving heart health and preventing the onset of cardiovascular diseases because it is rich in fiber, polyphenols, and beta-carotene, which act by decreasing the absorption of dietary fats, helping to reduce bad cholesterol, besides helping to control blood pressure and improve the functioning of the arteries, preventing the development of cardiovascular diseases such as atherosclerosis, heart attack, or heart failure.


1 seedless apple

1 grated carrot

500 mL of water


Mix all the ingredients in a blender and drink it divided in two servings a day.

4. Grape juice with flaxseed

Grape juice with flaxseed is another excellent combination to prevent and help treat heart disease because it is rich in antioxidant substances, such as polyphenols and omega-3s, which help reduce cholesterol and blood pressure, prevent the formation of blood clots, reduce inflammation in blood vessels, and activate proteins that prevent the aging of heart cells.


1 cup purple grapes or 1 cup organic grape juice

1 tablespoon of golden flaxseed

1 glass of water


Mix all the ingredients in a blender and drink it right after. This juice can be consumed once a day.

5. Red fruit juice

Red fruit juice is rich in nutrients such as anthocyanins, flavonols, vitamins, and fiber, which have a heart-protective action because they reduce bad cholesterol, increase good cholesterol, help control blood pressure, and reduce the production of inflammatory substances that can cause heart problems. In addition, berries have a powerful antioxidant effect, reducing free radical damage to heart cells that can lead to the development of heart disease.


1 cup purple grapes

3 strawberries

3 blackberries

1 glass of water


Mix the ingredients in a blender and drink it right after. This juice can be consumed once a day. To enhance its benefits, you can also add 3 cherries, 3 raspberries, or 3 blueberries to the juice.

6. Tuna and tomato salad

This salad with tuna and tomato is rich in antioxidant substances such as omega-3 and lycopene, which help protect the heart by improving blood circulation, regulating cholesterol levels, improving good cholesterol, and preventing the development of cardiovascular diseases such as atherosclerosis and heart attack. In addition, it is an easy to prepare and very tasty salad.


3 tomatoes

1 can of drained canned tuna

2 hard-boiled eggs cut in slices

2 tablespoons of green olives

1 dash of extra virgin olive oil

1 tablespoon of balsamic vinegar

1 teaspoon oregano


Wash the tomatoes and cut them into cubes. In a bowl, add the tomato, the tuna, the eggs and the green olives. In a cup, mix the olive oil, the balsamic vinegar and the oregano. Pour this mixture on top of the container with the other ingredients and serve.

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