How the Lemon Increases Circulation, Better Blood Flow, and Healthy Arteries

The physiology and the biochemistry of lemon is quite complex of what it can do for the cells of our body. But I don’t want any of you to be misled that lemons alone are not going to unclog arteries. They will help prevent clogging of the arteries, and they can do wonderful things to preserve your arteries and keep you healthy.

How the Lemon Increases Circulation, Better Blood Flow, and Healthy Arteries
How the Lemon Increases Circulation, Better Blood Flow, and Healthy Arteries

And lemons contain flavonoids, which plant compounds with antioxidant properties. Flavonoids such as hesperidin and norenin, found in lemons, has been associated with improved cardiovascular health, and that’s how lemons can help reduce blood pressure, enhance blood flow, and decrease the risk of developing heart disease.

And lemons contain citric acid, which does have positive effects on our cardiovascular system, because citric acid can help prevent deformation of kidney stones, which can indirectly benefit the heart by reducing the risk of kidney related complications.

And drinking lemon water promotes fullness, supports hydration, boosts metabolism and can help increase weight loss. And lemons have an indirect effect on cholesterol levels, which can cause atherosclerosis.

Hardening of the arteries. While lemons themselves do not directly reduce cholesterol, the soluble fiber found in lemons, known as pectin, can help lower the ldl or the bad cholesterol levels when consumed as part of a balanced diet.

And lemons enhance collagen synthesis. Vitamin C is essential in the production of collagen, a structural protein that provides the strength of elasticity to blood vessels. Collagen helps maintain the integrity of the arterial walls and prevents them from becoming weak or damaged, and lemons help promote endothelial function.

The endothelium is the inner lining of the blood vessels, and its proper function is essential for cardiovascular health, and studies suggest that the flavonoids present in lemons, such as hesperidin, may improve the endothelial function by promoting the production of nitric oxide, a molecule that helps relax blood vessels and improve blood flow and those gases produced by the endothelial lining in the inner part of the vessel.

That nitric oxide helps open up and expand the arteries. The wider the arteries get, the more blood flow can get to the cells throughout your body. This will also help lower blood pressure as well as take pressure off the heart.

And lemons have antiinflammatory effects. It’s the chronic inflammation that plays a significant role in development and progression of cardiovascular diseases, and lemons play a role in blood clot prevention.

Blood clots can block blood flow and lead to serious cardiovascular events such as heart attacks and strokes, and the research suggests that the flavonoids found in lemons possess anticoagulant properties, which can help prevent the formation of blood clots and reduce the risk of these events.

And lemons also are a great source of potassium, an essential mineral that plays a role in maintaining proper heart function and blood pressure regulation. Adequate potassium intake along a balanced diet helps support cardiovascular health, and lemons can play a role in stress reduction because chronic stress can negatively impact the cardiovascular health.

While not specific to lemons, but individuals with the aroma of citrus fruits, including lemons, have a calming effect. An inhaling the scent of lemons or using lemon essential oils in aromatherapy may help reduce stress levels and promote relaxation.

And I want you to know that lemons have powerful flavonoids, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, enzymes that could do wonderful things for the health and wealth of our body. So keep using your lemons, juice your lemons, mix it with your spices.

However you’ve been doing it, I just want you to understand that you’re doing wonderful things for your cardiovascular system as well. I don’t want you to think that lemons by itself is going to do miracles, but lemons are a miracle food that will definitely help keep you healthy and live a longer and happier life.

I hope you enjoyed this video. Please share it with your friends and family and most important, make it a great day. I’m Dr. Alan Mandel.

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