Garlic has been used to treat heart disease and hypertension since ancient time due to its ability to inhibit coronary artery calcification which serves as a marker for plaque
Researchers with Ohio State University found that eating one apple each day for a period of four weeks is able to reduce bad cholesterol—oxidized low-density lipoprotein by 40 percent.
Grapes are rich in flavonoids, quercetin, and resveratrol, which have been found to prevent the oxidation of bad cholesterol that leads to the formation of plaque in artery walls. They also lower the risk of developing blood clots that can lead to heart attacks. That’s why many suggests to drink one glass of wine each night for better health.
A study conducted by researchers at Southampton University found that Omega 3 oils, present in fishes like tuna, satin, and salmon, stop the build up of fatty deposits in the arteries. The Omega 3 fish oils prevent clots from forming and cholesterol from becoming oxidized.
Rich content of potassium and folic acids in spinach act as a defense against high blood pressure. In addition, lutein in spinach is a plant carotenoid that not only protects against age related muscular degeneration but also prevents heart attacks by keeping arteries free from
cholesterol build up.
Olive oil has rich monounsaturated fats. When mixed with monounsaturated fats, bad cholesterol become less likely to be oxidized, therefore less likely to stick to your artery walls to form plaques.
According to a study conducted by Korean researchers, lycopene, a compound present in tomatoes that gives them their color, helps in prevent hardening of the arteries. They found that women with the high lycopene levels in their blood had less stiffness in their arteries.
Pomegranate juice not only appears to prevent hardening of the arteries but may also reverse the progression. Pomegranate fruit and its juice are high in antioxidant content, which may help softening the arteries.
Kiwi is an antioxidant-rich fruit. It helps reducing toxic LDL cholesterol, which is formed by a rusting process in your arteries.
This delicious bright-color Indian spice has been found to be able to reduce fatty deposits in your arteries.
Ancient cultures have long prized chia seeds as a solid source of hydration and energy. And the fiber and alpha-linolenic acid in chia can also regulate blood pressure, lower triglycerides, increase good cholesterol and decrease bad cholesterol.
The antioxidant in Cantaloupe can help stop the rust in your arteries and even prevent it from spreading. Eating one cup of cantaloupe per day helps unclog your arteries.
The antioxidant in this juice dissolves the fat out of arteries. Instead of having fat build up in your blood vessels, this juice boosts your cell’s ability to dissolve the fat and burn it.
Thanks to the soluble fiber in oats. This fiber attaches itself to cholesterol and carries it right out of your circulation system.
A table spoon of cinnamon daily can reduce cholesterol levels and provide a healthy dose of antioxidants to make you happy and healthy. It is very easy to add this flavor to your food, such as in this Apple Cinnamon Roll Cupcakes.
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