10 Foods That Help to Clean the Arteries

From Garlic to Pomegranate Juice, Apples and Turmeric, let’s discover together the 10 Foods which, if added to our diet, are able to Clean our Arteries, thus preventing heart and cardiovascular problems and rebalancing blood pressure.

10 Foods that help to clean the arteries

Keeping the Arteries Clean is necessary in order to prevent heart and cardiovascular diseases and maintain proper blood pressure. But How To Clean The Arteries?

As with everything related to our health, a correct lifestyle that includes healthy movement, limited alcohol intake, a balanced diet low in fat and sugar, and the total exclusion of smoking are the basis of our well-being.

Adding Foods to Clean Arteries to our diet is easier than you might think, as these are foods that you certainly already know but that you may not consume as much as you should.

Garlic, Apples, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, and the other foods that you will find in this useful article are real superfoods that will help you not only to keep your arteries clean but also to Reduce Bad Cholesterol and Lower High Blood Pressure.

You must always remember that maintaining a correct cholesterol level is the basis for the health of your arteries and consequently of your heart.

1. Garlic

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Garlic is universally recognized as the number one food for cleaning arteries and fighting bad cholesterol. Since ancient times, garlic has been used as a panacea to improve health. Rich in antioxidants, it also boasts excellent antibiotic and antiviral properties, which, combined with the vitamins and minerals it contains, make it an excellent “scavenger” for our arteries.

2. Pomegranate Juice

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Natural pomegranate juice is a true concentrate of antioxidants, the richest that nature can offer us. According to all the most recent studies, Vitamin C and Polyphenols contained in pomegranate stimulate the production of Nitric Oxide, which helps keep arteries clean and elastic.

3. Turmeric

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Turmeric is a powerful natural anti-inflammatory that, thanks to Curcumin’s presence, prevents the arteries’ hardening. Turmeric is also rich in Vitamin B6, which is important for maintaining optimal homocysteine levels and helps reduce the oxidation of cholesterol.

4. Extra Virgin Olive Oil

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Extra Virgin Olive Oil is rich in polyphenols and monounsaturated fats. The combination of antioxidants and healthy fats help reduce LDL and improve HDL level. A correct level of good cholesterol helps reduce plaque accumulation in the arteries.

5. Avocado

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Avocado, rich in healthy fats and other nutrients, helps reduce LDL cholesterol (the bad cholesterol). An elevated LDL level leads to plaque buildup along the artery walls. Avocado is also able to increase the level of HDL (the good cholesterol).

6. Almonds

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Almonds are rich in monounsaturated fats that help lower LDL cholesterol, increase HDL levels and reduce the possibility of plaque buildup in the arteries. The magnesium present in almonds also helps keep blood pressure constant and balanced.

7. Apples

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Apples contain pectin, a fiber that is able to reduce the levels of bad cholesterol in the blood. Apples also contain significant quantities of Flavonoids, which are excellent for reducing heart problems and cardiovascular diseases.

8. Fish

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Adding fish to your diet helps, thanks to the presence of Omega 3, the elimination of fats accumulated in the arteries, thus preventing heart and cardiovascular problems. Among the recommended fish are salmon, mackerel, tuna, and trout.

9. Tomatoes

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Tomatoes are rich in an antioxidant called Lycopene which helps reduce the chance of bad cholesterol oxidizing and sticking to artery walls. Consuming fresh tomatoes during the summer season, perhaps seasoned with a little extra virgin olive oil, is a great way to help the health of our arteries.

10. Spinach

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If in summer it is advisable to consume tomatoes, during the other seasons it would be good to take a little spinach on a regular basis. Rich in iron, vitamin A, and Vitamin C, they prevent the oxidation of bad cholesterol in the arteries.

See? You don’t need fancy foods to keep your arteries clean. I’m sure all of you are familiar with most of these foods. 

What are your favorites from the above list? 

Personally, I like them all.

Eat clean and stay healthy!

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  1. I should have super healthy arteries courtesy all the garlic I add to my food. If a recipe asks for 2 cloves, I add 10 to make sure the recipe wasn’t mistaken. πŸ˜›

  2. Thank you Ribana for this timely post. Dom had a stent put in this week and I am trying to figure out what foods to cook with to help prevent further heart disease

  3. hello dear and thank you for this beneficial post 😊 it’s good that I eat and drink most of the food you mentioned 😁 especially the garlic, avocado and almond! It’s a great post, very well presented and organized πŸ‘ŒπŸ€—πŸ’•πŸ’•

    1. Thank you very much dear Koko! Very appreciated! It’s good when the healthy food is part of our daily diet πŸ˜‰ Eat healthy, stay healthy! πŸ˜‰πŸ€—πŸŒΈπŸ’•

    1. Thank you for stopping by! Veggies and fruits besides being healthy are also super delicious! If I think about it, I have tomatoes almost all days too πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‹

  4. I’m so happy to read this πŸ₯° with the exception of pomegranate (because too expensive) and turmeric (rarely need it as spice) everything else is in our regular diet. πŸ’–

    1. I’m glad! Also here pomegranate is quite expensive and sometimes is not good but I love it πŸ˜† Turmeric I like to add it to rice and quinoa for a lovely yellow color πŸ˜‰

  5. Okay! Good to know! I feel like I need some artery-clearing! I don’t consume most of these so I will just have to up the consumption of the ones I do (EVOO, spinach, avocado and tomatoes)!! Thanks! πŸ™‚

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