How To Prevent Strokes and Heart AttacksIt’s a well-known fact that cholesterol plaque buildup in the arteries is dangerous.

What fewer people understand is that more dangerous than the plaque buildup itself is when the plaque breaks off and shoots up into the brain (causing stroke) or blocks narrower heart arteries (causing heart attack).

But why does the plaque come loose (instead of being absorbed into the body) and what can we do to prevent this from happening?

This is the subject of a new study published in the journal Nature.

What the scientists discovered was that when cholesterol plaque starts to form somewhere, the immune system realizes something is wrong and sends in the cavalry, which in this case are white blood cells called neutrophils.

Neutrophils use inflammation to kill foreign invaders such as viruses and bacteria, and they do the same for cholesterol plaques too.

But cholesterol plaques are tenacious beasts. They embed themselves in your arterial walls, so unfortunately when the neutrophils attack them with inflammation, the smooth muscle cells inside these walls are also damaged.

In fact, the smooth muscle cells are damaged anyway by the toxic proteins released by the cholesterol plaques. These smooth muscle cells do their best to keep the plaques in place, preventing them from breaking off and causing things like heart attacks. However, they end up being attacked from both sides, by the plaques and by the neutrophils that are trying to help.

So, as you can see, the body just isn’t capable of combating cholesterol plaques. When they attach to the walls of your arteries they damage them, and when your immune system tries to help, it causes even more damage.

The good news is that all the cholesterol plaque buildup is caused by ONE ingredient you didn’t even know you were consuming. Cut out this ONE ingredient, explained here, and experience your cholesterol plaque evaporate without getting loose…

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