10 Foods That Unclog Arteries Naturally And Protect Against Heart Attack

While there are juices, smoothies and many detox drinks out there to help flush out your system and get things running smoothly, nature has also provided us with foods that have the same powers, naturally. These 10 foods can help unclog your arteries and protect your heart!

1. Avocados

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Instead of mayo on your burger or sandwich, switch it out for some avocado. Studies have shown that daily consumption of avocado results in improved blood cholesterol (lower LDL and higher HDL). HDL cholesterol is the cholesterol that helps keep arteries clear of obstructions.

2. Asparagus

Asparagus is a natural artery-clearing food. It can help to lower blood pressure and prevent blood clots that can cause cardiovascular illnesses. This veggie is full of fiber and minerals, along with a long list of vitamins including K, B1, B2, C and E.

3. Pomegranate

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This fun fruit contains phytochemicals that act as antioxidants to protect the lining of the arteries against damage. Pomegranate juice stimulates the body’s production of nitric oxide, which helps to keep your blood flowing and your arteries open!

4. Broccoli

Whether you love the stuff or hate it, broccoli is rich in Vitamin K, which helps to keep calcium from damaging the arteries. It’s also full of fiber, which can help to lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels.

5. Turmeric

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This spice is a powerful anti-inflammatory. It works to lower inflammation, which is a major cause of arteriosclerosis — the hardening of the arteries. Adding turmeric to your diet can reduce damage to arterial walls, lowering your chances of a blood clot.

6. Persimmon

Persimmons are loaded with antioxidants and polyphenols, which work to decrease LDL and triglycerides. They’re also a great source of fiber, which helps to regulate blood pressure and keep your arteries clear.

7. Spirulina

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It might sound a little weird, but this blue-green algae helps to regulate lipid levels in the blood. It’s also a source of protein that contains all of the essential amino acids needed by the body to maintain optimum health. It can help relax artery walls and stabilize blood pressure while balancing your blood fat levels.

8. Cinnamon

This delicious spice can help to reduce cholesterol levels while clearing out plaque and preventing further build-up. Cinnamon is full of antioxidants which improve cardiovascular health by protecting blood from oxidation. Sprinkle some in your coffee, on your toast, or on just about any other food to spice it up a little and reap the benefits!

9. Cranberries

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Cranberries are another antioxidant-rich food that can reduce LDL and raise HDL cholesterol levels. In fact, regular consumption of pure cranberry juice may help reduce your overall risk of heart disease by as much as 40%!

10. Green Tea

Green tea contains high levels of catechins, which hinder the absorption of cholesterol during digestion. Drinking a cup or two each day can help to improve your blood-lipid levels and reduce arterial blockage. Green tea also gives your metabolism a natural boost, which can aid in weight loss and support cardiovascular health.

h/t: healthy careway

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  • dmprisk

    what about Coconut oil? And be sure the Cinnamon you get says Celon

    • John Trefry

      YES!!! The “cinnamon” sold in the little bottles in most grocery stores is not Ceylon .And some have added fillers like wood pulp. Flavoring only – and most store personnel do not know the difference. Ceylon costs a little more, but it’s worth it. My health food store sells 4 different kinds of Cinnamon. Shop around.

  • Philip Williams

    Dende Oil cured my blood pressure,no more medication.

    • sheila

      What kinda oil for blood pressure

    • Brigitte Roberts

      Where do you get it???????

  • Theresa Simmons

    I wish these articles would include how much of/how often you should eat this stuff, in order to realize the benefits. I eat a lot of this, because I like it, but I don’t know if I’m eating it enough or enough of it.

    • NealChicago

      The fact that you’re eating these foods already and are likely mindful of a healthy lifestyle are all you’ll likely need. As long as you’re not smoking, eating lots of fried and over cooked foods, overly stressed in life, or have a string family history of heart disease, I wouldn’t worry about it. Vitamin K2 – available in supplement form has been show in research to lead to arterial plaque regression. Some of the other things mentioned slow down calcification and plaque build up due to antioxidant properties both antioxidants they provide through consumption but also in the way they effect the body’s internal/endogenous antioxidant mechanisms.

    • Brigitte Roberts

      I agree with nealchicago, if you are eating this now, you’ve got the bull by the horns. Using spirulina is tough to swallow, but benefical. I say, DRINK UP!

  • Jaxs Whitsitt

    Spirulina- please explain how much and how to use this. I was recently diagnosed with Congestive heart failure and want to take in all the benifits I can to keep me going. I have no build up in my arteries… MUST BE all the avocados and asparagus and broccoli I eat already… Please any info you have for me would be much appreciated.. A 42/female is not supposed to feel like this or have to deal with this.. HELP!

    • NealChicago

      Regarding congestive heart failure (CHF) – please take a look at taurine and carnitine research which are both positive regarding congestive heart failure. Also look into Dr. Stephen Sinatra a cardiologist who uses diet and supplements to prevent, treat, and reverse cardiovascular conditions. Your physicians will certainly have to put you on meds, but many of the things he suggests will minimize the amount of meds you need to take and improve quality of life, etc.

      • Fritz Baier

        Look at CoQ10 as well

        • NealChicago

          Agreed on the Coq10 for CHF. They – Taurine & CQ10 – help with CHF via different mechanisms.

    • Brigitte Roberts

      Just add it to your smoothie, or something you like to down it. It’s not tasty, so do it quick. And I’ll gladly share my experience with lowering cholesterol. I made a smoothie form raw spinach, kale, romaine lettuce, avocados, greek yogurt, soy (the one for smoothies), thin down your smoothie with coconut milk, or almond milk, and drink 2 times a day. I did lower my cholesterol in six months. The trick is to stay regular. When I saw the look on the doctors face, and heard him say, WoW, You did it. I knew then it paid off. I won’t take the pills because they make my legs hurt. So, I hope this helps.

  • Baby Dog

    Proof? Provide it and I’ll happily implement and share. Otherwise this is useless.

    • Prove it for yourself. Surely you can do your own research now that these foods have been identified. Waiting for others to do the work you want done is a prescription for disappointment.

  • Rodd Wayne

    Hey David, what about Organic food grade Silica?

  • Ken_Long

    Modified Citrus Pectin, not the stuff that’s used as a diet aid. Modified citrus Pectin is able to get into the blood stream, it’s touted as being good for the prostate, it’s a great carrier for detox programs helping to remove the toxins from the body, and it can scrub the insides of the arteries from plaque. It’s like a roto-rooter for the arteries.

  • walter77777

    Natural remedies and food cures have been with us for thousands of years, but the medications produced by modern pharmaceutical scientists have helped to give us preventions and cures for many previously incurable diseases.
    W.