Age is the single greatest risk factor for diseases. And that is why young people tend to be healthier than older ones.
Older blood vessels are more likely to be damaged than younger ones, which is why older people are at a higher risk of getting a heart attack or stroke.
However, a new study from Georgia State University, which was published in the journal Molecular Cell, revealed a simple method to reverse this known aging of the arteries in less than 24 hours.
Best of all, this method is as simple as can be and doesn’t cost a penny (on the contrary, it actually saves you money).
The scientist used two types of study: one with mice and another on blood vessel cells inside a dish in the laboratory.
They found that during periods of fasting, our bodies produce a molecule called beta-Hydroxybutyrate. Our livers produce this molecule from fatty acids when there are no carbohydrates available to be used as energy.
This happens during periods of prolonged and extreme exercise, fasting, or carbohydrate restrictions.
They then found out that beta-Hydroxybutyrate could delay the aging of endothelial cells, cells which form the interior linings of our blood vessels.
They even discovered how this worked.
One of the mechanisms through which cells aged is cell division. The inclusion of Beta-Hydroxybutyrate is thus able to delay cell division and thereby delay cell aging.
Moreover, when beta-Hydroxybutyrate binds to a certain protein, it increases a stem cell factor that could prevent cell aging caused by DNA damage.
Sadly, scientists now want to use this knowledge to produce a drug of an artificial version of this molecule that will probably include plenty of side effects.
However, the natural and healthier way to do this is would be to introduce fasting periods to your diet.
You can either fast for 24 hours once a week, or cut carbohydrates from your diet for two or three days a week. The choice is yours.
Alternatively, have an intense exercise session after not consuming carbohydrates for 12 to 18 hours.
That being said, an even easier way to heal your heart would be to cut this ONE ingredient you didn’t even know you were consuming out of your diet…
And if your blood pressure is too high, discover how 3 easy exercises can normalize it in as little as 9 minutes…