10 Foods That Are Used For Clearing Arteries Naturally
You could unclog your arteries and reverse arteriosclerosis with doctor-prescribed drugs that lower cholesterol or beta blockers to lower blood pressure, which help slow the progression of buildup of plaque.
On the other hand, there are also lots of foods that research has shown to be beneficial in preventing and clearing arteries as well.
This popular spice contains a polyphenol called curcumin that has long been known to be beneficial in its cardio protective effects. Native to India and Southeast Asia, turmeric is a bright yellow spice that has long been used for both medicinal purposes and flavoring food. A 2006 study conducted on mice indicated that curcumin can be beneficial in preventing artery damage associated with blockage of the carotid artery. Since inflammation is a strong component in so many conditions, especially heart disease, the anti-inflammatory properties of curcumin make it a great addition to any heart healthy diet
This is considered one of the top artery-unclogging foods. Garlic has been shown to help lower blood pressure (1).
Other studies have also found garlic to be beneficial in preventing and treating atherosclerosis and reducing the risk of heart attack and stroke by 50%, most probably because it acts as a thinner of blood.
This spice has amazing anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidative properties. Ginger has certain compounds such as shogaols and gingerols, which have the effect of reducing cholesterol, thus preventing the buildup of plaque and unclogging arteries.
Ginger has been used for thousands of years for the treatment of numerous ailments, such as colds, nausea, arthritis, migraines, and hypertension. The medicinal, chemical, and pharmacological properties of ginger have been extensively reviewed( 2; 3; 4; 5; 6).
Cayenne pepper contains a number of compounds, including capsaicin, which helps reduce LDL cholesterol and it can also improve blood circulation and lower your risk of heart attack and stroke. Cholesterol can form deposits, called plaques, on your arterial walls. Over time, these plaques grow and become calcified, obstructing blood flow. The pepper also contains vitamin C, vitamin B6, vitamin E, potassium, manganese and flavonoids
Cinnamon is good for reducing many of the risk factors of atherosclerosis and heart diseases. It has been used as an ingredient throughout history, dating back as far as Ancient Egypt. It used to be rare and valuable and was regarded as a gift fit for kings. In a study that compared the antioxidant activity of 26 spices, cinnamon wound up as the clear winner (7).
A popular probiotic Korean dish, Kim chi, is made with fermented cabbage and hot peppers, and has been shown to slow the atherosclerotic process. A Korean study has recently found evidence that support claims that eating Kim chi as a daily part of your meals can help in keeping cholesterol and glucose levels in our body in a perfect balance.(8)
Another food that is good for heart health, it is high in fiber for unclogging arteries as well as a source of an omega-3 acid, alpha-linoleic acid, for reducing inflammation and blood pressure, thus preventing clogging. Omega-3 essential fatty acids, “good” fats that have been shown to have heart-healthy effects. Each tablespoon of ground flaxseed contains about 1.8 grams of plant omega-3s. Ground flaxseed is better because it has more omega-3.
Sesame seeds can help unclog a blocked artery. Evidence indicates that the fatty acid contained in sesame oil could effectively inhibit the formation of atherosclerosis lesions, blood cholesterol, LDL cholesterol & triglycerides. Additionally, sesamin prevented early cell death and protected the energy-producing parts of the cells that line arteries.(9)
Pomegranate juice has a high anti antioxidant content and Punic acid, which are believed to reduce plaque formation, unclog arteries and battle atherosclerosis. In addition, it also contains magnesium and selenium, important nutrients for heart health. A well-conducted trial from 2005 on 45 patients with coronary heart disease demonstrated that a daily 238ml (8.4oz) glass of pomegranate juice administered over three months resulted in improved blood flow. (10)
Lemons are known to reduce cholesterol levels and help arteries by preventing oxidative damage. They are also loaded with vitamin C, which is a powerful antioxidant and in high doses it increases high density lipoprotein (HDL), inhibits platelet aggregation, reduces inflammation and strengthens arteries. One lemon provides about 31 mg of vitamin C, which is 51% of the reference daily intake (RDI). Research shows that vitamin C reduces your risk of heart disease and stroke (11).
So there you have it, 10 natural foods that can help in the protection of your arteries, The foods are easily available in most health food stores or online here, If you don’t like some of the natural foods you can always take a natural supplement.
Lastly exercises that reduce stress, such as yoga, and aerobic exercises, like walking, can also help fight atherosclerosis and its recommended that 30 minutes a day, five days a week, should be your regular exercise regime.
This information cannot be a substitute for professional medical diagnosis, advice or treatment and you should always see a qualified health provider with any questions about your condition and/or medication
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