Decreased circulation to the arms, hands, legs, or feet can be caused by atherosclerotic plaque.

You can improve that quite easily without making a lot of changes.

In the following study participants with peripheral artery disease were asked to add half a cup of cooked legumes(either beans or lentils) to their diet, every day, for 8 weeks (Zahradka P, et al. 2013).

This is what happened.

Total cholesterol decreased by 5% and LDL cholesterol (the so called bad cholesterol) decreased by 8.7%

The ankle-brachial index increased by 5.5%.

Acylcarnitine levels were also altered indicating improvements in skeletal muscle metabolism due to increased delivery of blood to the capillaries in the tissue.

I think that’s amazing, just half a cup of beans a day will accomplish that.

What we eat really makes a big difference.

This was only one example of a small change.

Zahradka P1, Wright B, Weighell W, Blewett H, Baldwin A, O K, Guzman RP, Taylor CG. Daily non-soy legume consumption reverses vascular impairment due to peripheral artery disease. Atherosclerosis. 2013 Oct;230(2):310-4. doi: 10.1016/j.atherosclerosis.2013.07.048. Epub 2013 Aug 6.

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Recommendations that work. This is not a regular diet program.

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  • Author: Didrik Sopler
  • Published: 2020-03-28
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