Clean Your Blood Vessels and Clogged Arteries Naturally

By:Meenakshi Chaudhary, Onlymyhealth Editorial Team,Date:Mar 17, 2015

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Heart health is one of the most crucial things for life. Learn how you can clean your blood vessels and clogged arteries naturally.
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    Clogged Arteries

    Your diet has a direct impact on your health including your circulatory system. A diet high in processed foods and fat can increase your cholesterol levels. High LDL cholesterol can lead to atherosclerosis, a hard plaque that builds in the arteries restricting the blood flow to the heart or brain. Due to clogged arteries, the blood carrying oxygen and nutrients can’t reach the organs and tissues, thus causing damage and preventing organs from functioning properly. Here is a list of home remedies that can help you clean your blood vessels and clogged arteries naturally. Image Courtesy: Getty

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    Since ancient times, garlic has been widely used to treat heart ailments and hypertension. According to a study published in Preventive Medicine, garlic can inhibit coronary artery calcification while another study suggests that powdered garlic can reduce formation of nanoplaque by upto 40 percent and its size by upto 20 percent. Image Courtesy: Getty

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    Another effective remedy for cleaning the arteries is ginger. It is known to have anti-atherosclerotic actions which helps in reducing the amount of plaque in the arteries or preventing accumulation of arterial plaque. It has a tonic effect on the heart. Image Courtesy: Getty

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    Turmeric is also effective in treating clogged arteries and making your heart healthy. It has a component called curcumin which has anti-intifammatory and antioxidant properties that prevent the blood from clotting. In addition, turmeric extracts can reduce the level of low density lipoproteins to reduce the build up in the arteries and relax the blood vessels, thereby reducing the risk of heart attack or stroke. Image Courtesy: Getty

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    Lemon is a rich source of vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant that improves blood pressure and reduces  inflammation of the arteries. Moreover, lemon is good at reducing blood cholesterol levels and keeping the arteries clean by preventing oxidative damage of the blood stream. Image Courtesy: Getty

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    Fenugreek Seeds

    Fenugreeks seeds are also effective in treating clogged arteries. These seeds contain sponins that can  reduce the level of LDL cholesterol and thereby prevent clogging of arteries. The high amount of fiber in fenugreek seeds plays key role in reducing the bad cholesterol levels. Image Courtesy: Getty

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    Flax Seeds

    Flaxseeds contain alpha- linolenic acid that can reduce high blood pressure and inflammation, thereby keeping the arteries clear of obstructions and improving heart health.  Fiber in flaxseeds helps in binding LDL cholesterol and clearing clogged arteries. Image Courtesy: Getty

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    Pomegranate is rich in antiodxidant phytochemicals that protect the circulatory system from damaging oxidation that can cause plaque buildup and blood clotting in the arteries. Moreover, pomegranate works by stimulating the production of nitric oxide in the blood that helps clean the arteries and regulate blood pressure. Image Courtesy: Getty

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    Whole Grains

    According to The American Heart Association, eating at least six servings of whole grains containing soluble fibre, such as oatmeal, oat bran, barley and rice bran, can keep your arteries clean and prevent them from clogging. Whole grains also give you magnesium, which acts to dilate blood vessels, keeping your blood pressure healthy. Image Courtesy: Getty

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    Exercising regularly is as important as eating a healthy diet to prevent clogged arteries. Regular physical activity can reduce the clogged arteries to a great extent by ensuring optimum blood circulation. Image Courtesy: Getty

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    Red Yeast Rice

    Red yeast rice not only unclogs arteries but also reduces the risk of having a heart attack. It has natural monacolins that can lower the level of LDL cholesterol.  In addition, it has phytosterols, beta-sitosterol, campesterol, stigmasterol, isoflavones and many trace minerals that are good for your overall cardiovascular health. Image Courtesy

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    • Rinki21 Mar 2015
      Very insightful