Q8. A lump in the blood vessel causes a blood clot. If you don’t eat properly, cholesterol goes into the wall of the blood vessel, forming a lump.
Which condition of a lump in the blood vessel makes a blood clot?
(A) A lump becomes big.
(B) A lump becomes hard
(C) A lump becomes damaged
A8. (C) A lump becomes damaged
If a lump is damaged, blood platelets gather where is damaged and a blood clot is formed, resulting in clogging of the blood vessel.
(A) True (B) False
A9. (A) True
It had been thought that damaged blood vessels could not recover, but according to the newest research, it turned out that recovering was possible. The most inside layer of the blood vessel can recover at a certain level by the improvement of the lifestyle.
The foods which are expected to help the damaged blood vessels recover are miso, cheese and onions in addition to balanced meals.
LTP (Lactotripeptides) is a kind of amino acids recently discovered contained in miso and cheese and it is expected to lower blood pressure and prevent arteriosclerosis.
Quercetin is a flavonol that prevent active oxygen damage the blood vessel with antioxidant action and also makes the blood flow better. Quercetin is contained in onions a lot. If you peel the skin of onions and place them under the sun for about a week, the amount of quercetin becomes 3 times more.
So a recommended recipe is miso soup with onions and cheese.
Recommended exercise to prevent stroke and heart attack:
(1) Sitting on a chair, pull your legs together for 15 seconds (Open your mouth not to strain too much).(Fig. 1)
(2) Lean back onto the chair in a spread-eagled position with arms and legs outstretched, and shake hands and feet to make blood flow. You would feel tingly sensation. (Fig. 2)
At this moment, blood started flowing again and NO (Nitrogen monoxide) is secreted making the wall of blood vessels flexible and younger. Actually, this NO’s roll was discovered and Novel prize was given in 1998.