A women has a cholesterol levels of 242 and is suffering from severe leg pain during exercise, she has blood clots and ruptured blood vessels, yellow patches (deposits of cholesterol) on her skin especially around the eyes.
And all these were reduced to the minimum (normal level) after she started taking ashitaba tea regularly for about six months.
That introduction was my aunt’s success story.
It was as if all her prayers were answered.
Now on her second year of taking ashitaba tea, her cholesterol level has dropped down significantly from 242 to 180. Thanks to tomorrow leaves and my mom’s recommendation, she has landed in the safe zone firmly.
Normal – Less than 200 mg/dL
Borderline – 200 to 239 mg/dL
High – 240 mg/dL and above
What You Have to Know About Ashitaba (Tomorrow Leaves)
Ashitaba in Japanese literally means “early growth” and this name also translates to “tomorrow leaves.” This is because its stem and leaves are able to reproduce so fast that the plant’s growth can be seen like magic. Every day you harvest a leaf; the next day it blossoms again! Its rapid growth somewhat exhibits a strong energetic life force, and this makes up for one of the unique attributes of ashitaba.
Consistency is Key
I’ve once read in HealthySELF Magazine that you can cram for the exam, but you probably won’t get an A. Similarly, in taking ashitaba, don’t expect to get INSTANT GREAT results. You have to take ashitaba either in tea or powder form CONSISTENTLY for a major, magical transformation. Don’t take it for granted as well. You should always and still watch what you eat.
In a strong effort to reach the desirable level of cholesterol in her body, my aunt constricted her diet and changed her lifestyle aside from taking tomorrow leaves. She did exercise wisely, stay hydrated and consume more fruits and vegetables daily.
Chalcones: Highly Potent Antioxidant
As an edible plant, ashitaba contains Vitamin A, B, B2, C, B12, iron, potassium and more. It consists of a class of flavonoid compounds called chalcones. Recent studies in Japan and the US show that chalcone is responsible for lowering cholesterol levels (oxidation of LDL cholesterol). It also helps to guard against heart problems, osteoporosis, diabetes and even Alzheimer’s disease.
Are you ready to be free from having high cholesterol?
If yes, start now!
How to Prepare Ashitaba Tea
It’s best if you can grow the ashitaba plant in your own garden or backyard, so that you can just get pieces of leaves every day. If not, then you can buy supplements or ashitaba in powder form or tea bags. You can buy from Amazon (below) or some other trusted sites.
If you have the plant itself, to prepare ashitaba tea as your daily drink, get four leaves, wash them with salt water, rinse with clean water, cut them in smaller pieces and boil for a few minutes. A good suggestion is to drink a cup of it once to twice a day.
Note: Allow four hours before drinking any other tea.
For best results, get medical advice from your doctor. Get plenty of sleep, bring your body weight back to normal, avoid alcohol, stop smoking (if you are), avoid eating food with saturated fats, exercise and eat fruits, vegetables, whole grains, oats and good quality fats.