Super Simple Salad for your heart!

Do you have heart problems, clogged arteries, and/or high blood pressure? Or maybe you don’t know if you have any of these issues, but worry that you might?

Well, you’ve come to the right place. It’s time to discover the ultimate meal that can make all the difference in preventing heart disease, reducing high blood pressure, and even reversing plaque in your arteries. By incorporating the right nutrients and superfoods, you can give your cardiovascular system the support it needs to thrive.

Let’s start with the star ingredient: Arugula! This leafy green is not only delicious but also offers a variety of heart-healthy properties. Arugula has blood glucose-lowering properties and is loaded with something called DIM (Di-indolyl-methane), which can help lower biofilms (arterial plaques) directly. It also contains the kind of fiber that feeds the good bacteria in your gut. Plus, it’s high in potassium, which can help keep your arteries softened for healthy blood pressure. It also boosts nitric oxide production which relaxes your artery walls, also contributing to lower blood pressure and more blood flow for better exercise sessions (and bedroom activities, if you know what I mean).

Next, Parmesan is a great cheese for your salad because it’s loaded with vitamin K2 and protein, as well as probiotics to further support a healthy gut. Try to get the authentic type from Italy (Parmigiano Reggiano),  as the craft of making Parmesan has been perfected over centuries by a collective group of farmers in Northern Italy. If that’s not available anywhere, organic parmesan is second best.

Then put some salmon on there. I use canned wild salmon because that is the least expensive, is already cooked, and can be easily mixed into the salad. This delicious fish is known for being one of the best sources of omega-3 fatty acids, which are essential for supporting your arteries and heart muscles. These wonderful fatty acids also help decrease inflammation and lower blood pressure.

A couple of spoonfuls of sauerkraut is another essential component that can offer numerous benefits for your heart health. This fermented cabbage is one of the most microbial-dense foods you can eat, providing a strong probiotic effect. Additionally, sauerkraut can act as an ACE inhibitor, which can help lower blood pressure. It can also decrease the risk of cardiovascular disease by supporting your gut health, which is directly linked to a healthy heart. The lactic acid bacteria found in sauerkraut can even help regulate the small dense particle size LDL (which is the most dangerous size).

Finally, add some garlic to your meal for even more heart-healthy benefits. Whether you use garlic powder, actual garlic, or fermented garlic, this ingredient is great for thinning the blood, lowering blood pressure, and fighting off harmful microbes and biofilms.

Top your salad off with some extra virgin olive oil and apple cider vinegar, both of which have powerful anti-inflammatory properties and can help regulate blood sugar and cholesterol. If you like a creamier dressing, just add some avocado mayonnaise. And if you prefer sweeter over tangy, add some stevia glycerite.

Lastly, use organic ingredients whenever possible for maximum effects.

Invest in your heart health with this ultimate meal and start feeling the benefits today. Your heart will thank you for it!