Modern diets are full of processed foods, too much sugar, bad fats and salt, and are sorely lacking in essential nutrients, vitamins and minerals. If one only eats a diet devoid of nutrients, the body slowly becomes deficient in various vitamins and minerals, and as a result not able to function properly. Some people develop high blood pressure, some high cholesterol, some insulin resistance and full-blown diabetes, and finally heart problems, digestive issues, and a host of other health problems.
In contrast to this high in calories but low in nutrients diet and fast-paced lifestyle, the Amish diet and lifestyle follow an old, traditional way of life that includes a healthy, whole foods diet, lots of exercise (manual work), a strong focus on family and friends, using natural remedies to treat various ailments, etc. The Amish actually have lower rates of cancer, obesity and diabetes than their modern neighbors and generally enjoy a healthier and longer life.
Among many Amish remedies for illnesses and ailments, there is one for high blood pressure and cholesterol that is highly effective. To prepare it, all you need is a few ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen.
The Amish Remedy for High Blood Pressure and Cholesterol
The following remedy will help you lower your high blood pressure as well as the bad cholesterol (LDL), but won’t affect the good cholesterol (HDL). It is supposed to be consumed for seven days, after which you’re to make a break for about a week and then consume it again.
- Ginger, finger-sized, grated
- Garlic, 1 clove, grated
- ACV, 1 tablespoon (Apple cider vinegar)
- Honey, 1 tablespoon
- Lemon juice, 1 tablespoon.
Take all the ingredients and put them in a blender. Blend until you get a smooth consistency and then strain and pour the liquid into an airtight glass jar and refrigerate.
Take two tablespoons of this remedy a day: one before breakfast and one before dinner.