Unfortunately, as we age, our arteries get more clogged, they get smaller and blood flow is reduced throughout your entire body.
The good news is that with the right diet, exercise, and specific supplements, you can for sure improve, reverse and prevent clogged arteries.
And today I’m going to reveal the 5 best, clinically backed foods that will help you and me achieve our healthy arterial goals, regardless of your age.
Berries (blueberries, strawberries, cranberries, raspberries, and blackberries) may help prevent clogged arteries by supporting healthy inflammatory response and preventing cholesterol accumulation, improving artery function, and protecting against cellular damage.
Citrus fruits (oranges, lemons, limes, and similar fruits) – Citrus flavonoids can support a healthy inflammatory response and help prevent free radicals in the body from oxidizing LDL (bad) cholesterol. Oxidized LDL is associated with atherosclerosis development and progression.
Eating cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, cabbage, and cauliflower may help reduce your chances of developing clogged arteries. These types of vegetables work by lowering carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT), which is a measurement to assess a person’s risk of atherosclerosis-related disease.
Beets are another great vegetable because they are a rich source of nitrates, which your body converts to nitric oxide. This helps dilate and improve blood vessel function and support healthy inflammatory response, both of which may help prevent atherosclerosis.
Green leafy vegetables such as lettuces, kale, arugula, Swiss chard, and spinach are also good sources of dietary nitrates, which can help improve blood vessel function and reduce inflammation.
In fact, multiple clinical studies have shown that you can reduce your risk of heart disease by a whopping 16% by eating these greens daily.
Fatty fish— such as mackerel, salmon, sardines, herring, and small amounts of tuna—are rich in healthy fats, which can help to clear the arteries. Omega-3 fatty acids help to increase the “good” HDL cholesterol while reducing triglyceride levels, decreasing blood vessel inflammation and the formation of blood clots in the arteries, and can even lower blood pressure.
All you need is 2 servings a week. If you don’t like fish, at least take a minimum of 3 grams of fish oil daily.
Speaking of healthy fats, you need to add in more fish oils, olive oil, and avocados because of the higher omega 3 and monounsaturated fats.
However, you for sure want to reduce the inflammatory and unhealthy seed oil fats such as canola, corn, cottonseed, sunflower, and safflower oil – which is primarily found in packaged foods.
Fiber has numerous benefits for your entire body – including your heart, arteries, gut and colon. Sadly, most of us are NOT eating enough fiber.
So try to add in more fiber-rich foods such as beans, flax seeds, Oats, and small amounts of nuts and seeds such as walnuts and almonds.
At the very least, make sure you add in some fiber pills if you’re not going to eat such foods.
Now, I’ve got more simple and easy shortcuts for healthy arteries and blood flow.
But at the very least, try to add in some of the foods I suggested today.