A massive part of staying healthy and keeping your arteries clear and clean has to do with your diet. It is very true when you are told “You are what you eat.” It is also true that what you put into your body will determine your overall health including your cardiovascular health. Adjusting your diet to include artery-friendly foods  can improve your general health and the condition of your heart. Here are 5 natural foods that will help to cleanse and unclog your arteries which will help prevent a heart attack or stroke:

Turmeric

Turmeric is undoubtedly one of the healthiest spices on the planet. According to Dr. Schneider: “The spice turmeric is a powerful anti-inflammatory. It contains curcumin which lowers inflammation—a major cause of arteriosclerosis (hardening of the arteries.)”

Organic Cranberries

Experts have found that cranberries are rich in potassium, and thus lower cholesterol levels. Moreover, their regular consumption reduces the risk of heart diseases by up to 40 percent.

Organic Asparagus

Asparagus effectively prevents the formation of deadly blood clots. Moreover, Shane Ellison, an organic chemist and author of Over-The-Counter Natural Cures, claims that “Asparagus works within the 100,000 miles of veins and arteries to release pressure, thereby allowing the body to accommodate for inflammation that has accumulated over the years.”

Spirulina

This alga supports the balance of blood fat levels. Also, a daily 4,500 mg dose of spirulina normalizes blood pressure and relaxes the artery walls.

Organic Watermelon

A study conducted at the Florida State University showed that people who took a 4,000 mg supplement of L-citrulline (an amino acid in watermelon) reduced blood pressure in only six weeks.

Additionally, researchers stated that the amino acid stimulates the production of nitric oxide, which aids the widening of blood vessels.

 

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