The Standard American Diet does a lot of harm to the human body. All of the meats, processed foods, greasy fast foods, refined sugars, refined carbohydrates, and GMOs have contributed to the increased percentage of people with heart disease, obesity, and diabetes. Even though there are foods that can clog arteries, there are also foods that can help clean them out.
An artery is muscular-walled tube, belonging to the circulatory system, which carries oxygenated blood from the heart to other parts of the body. However, plaque can build up inside the arterial walls, which can cause inhibited blood flow. Plaque is comprised of things like fat, cholesterol, calcium, fibrin, and cellular waste, all of which circulate in the blood. When arteries get clogged or blocked, people can develop coronary artery disease, heart attack, stroke, or carotid artery disease.
To help keep your arteries clean, you may benefit from eating the foods in the list below.
This exotic fruit also helps cleanse your arteries. According to a 2005 study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, scientists believe that the high antioxidants (particularly vitamin C and polyphenols) in pomegranate stimulate the production of nitric oxide, which in turn helps keep blood flowing and arteries open. This fruit can even reduce existing plaque formations in the arteries.
You can drink freshly extracted pomegranate juice, or make fruit salads and smoothies to include pomegranates in your diet.
Note: As pomegranate juice may not be suitable when taken with certain medications, it is best to consult your doctor about drinking this juice to clean your arteries.