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The first question for anyone who has been diagnosed with clogged arteries is “how can I unclog them?” Surgery is only recommended in extreme cases. Your doctor will give you a wide variety of options, such as enzyme supplements, but in this article we will discuss what foods you can eat in order to help you to unclog your arteries naturally.
Garlic: The greatest wonder food of them all! Try to eat at least 1 to 3 cloves a day, raw or cooked. It makes a great flavouring for all kinds of recipes, including soups and casseroles, and salads. Many studies have pointed to the fact that the regular consumption of garlic reduces cholesterol by at least 10 percent, and helps maintain clean arteries. A garlic supplement containing ‘allicin’ is just as effective, and avoids the strong smell.
Grape Juice: Grape skin/seed extract possess fantastic heart-health properties. Grape juice, which is made from whole grapes, is effective in clearing arteries. It contains powerful flavinoids which prevent cholesterol stickage, reduces inflammation and blood clots, and keeps blood vessels clear.
Cherries: The tasty fruit contains more than 17 compounds that help unclog clogged arteries. These compounds give cherries their red colour.
Strawberries: Similar to cherries, they contain a wide range of compounds which cut cholesterol levels and help clear out arteries. Strawberries are also packed full of antioxidants. Unclog your arteries naturally with this tasty fruit!
Sweet Potatoes: Jam packed with cholesterol-lowering fiber, beta carotene, and other compounds, this is a great, but lesser known food which helps clear up you arteries
Green Tea: Just one cup a day of quality green tea contains a large number of flavinoids which provide antioxidant protection. In addition, green tea contains ‘procyanidins’, which help prevent the formation of blood clots.
Olive Oil: Omega-3 fatty acids are in abundance in olive oil, which counters the inflammatory effects of omega-6 found in vegetable oils. Particles of LDL, or bad cholesterol which is found in olive oil are much less likely to become oxidized than they are in other oils. Only oxidized cholesterol can stick to your artery walls and clog them up.
Salmon: Another great source of omega- 3 fats. Herring and tuna are also recommended. Wild salmon, is particularly rich in the omega-3 fats, and these help keep your arteries clean. Wild salmon is better than deep water fish such as tuna as they contain less toxins.
Spinach: Packed with vitamin C and vitamin A. These compounds help prevent cholesterol from becoming oxidized. This helps prevent clogging and helps to release plaque lining the arteries.
Remember, if you want clean arteries, say NO to hydrogenated oils! These are found in frozen foods, cookies, cakes, chips, pastries etc. If you have clogged arteries, it is particularly important that you avoid these foods, as they will only worsen your condition. Eat the foods listed above in abundance, and you will be making a big step towards protecting your health. For the original story, and further information on how to unclog arteries naturally, click here
The information supplied in this article is not to be considered as medical advice and is for educational purposes only.
|Blood Circulation3 Sep 2010|