Garlic Honey Paste for Heart Health

Updated: Mar 7, 2021

This paste is most effective for heart and immune health when consumed daily.


Ingredients

  • Garlic

  • Turmeric

  • Local, wild and raw honey

  • Cayenne.

Blend these ingredients together with a mortar and pestle. Store in the fridge.


Cayenne and other members of the same family have been shown to decrease body weight and body fat mass in one study. Obesity is a risk factor for heart disease. Research has shown it can help fat burn fat and ward off cravings for fatty, salty and sweet foods.

Garlic helps specifically to support the heart, circulation, lower blood pressure and prevent free radical damage in blood vessels of people with high blood pressure. It’s also possible that garlic can lower blood lipid levels in LDL cholesterol. This helps to support the heart because LDL cholesterol is what can build up and clog the arteries leading to heart attack. It also supports HDL cholesterol which is the ‘good’ cholesterol the body needs. It’s recommended to consumer cayenne frequently to get the most benefits.


Turmeric has constituents called curcuminoids that have been associated with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects. One study found that consuming 1 ¼ teaspoons for 4 weeks resulted in reduced LDL cholesterol and C-reactive protein (a marker of inflammation associated with increased risk for heart disease). We recommend adding some black paper to the paste to help the body absorb the curcuminoids in turmeric.


Honey has antioxidant properties that have been shown to support health and immune function and makes this paste much tastier.


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