Dietary patterns have gone for a toss in a day and age of rushed professionals and tough deadlines. One of the biggest losers in this war against time is the body’s health. Irregular dietary patterns and a diet saturated with fast food and assorted processed food is ringing a death knell for our health. These processed foods,carbonated drinks and other products, which use a lot of saturated fats and sugars. The excess of these builds up as plaque inside the arteries and constricts the flow of blood often causing a variety of heart problems and even stroke.

Arterial cleansing, or keeping your arteries free of plaque and other deposits is something you can manage by yourself thanks to the right dietary pattern. It can help not only in maintaining a health cardiovascular system but also make sure that you remain healthy. Atherosclerosis is one of the most prevalent diseases today.

Cardiovascular diseases have been known to kill upwards of 17.5 million people, that is almost three in ten deaths. 11.9 percent of these people face high stroke risk and often succumb to it. Atherosclerosis is a progressive clogging of arteries which basically constricts the blood flow through them. This can result in less oxygenated blood reaching the organs. When a piece of the plaque that has built up in the arteries breaks off and chokes off the blood supply it is called a stroke.

Use the following to naturally unclog your arteries.

Garlic

This time tested kitchen healer has begun to be used increasingly to help reduce the plaque deposits in arteries. Garlic works in helping the body stave off over one hundred and fifty different conditions ranging from diabetes, cancer to plaque build up in the arteries. It develops the white adipose tissues around the heart and prevents clotting. It is a vasodilator and also helps in positively modulating lipids.

Avocado

avocados for good health

Studies have shown that a regular consumption of avocado can help increase your HDL cholesterol, which is good cholesterol and decrease the LDL cholesterol which causes clogging of arteries. It also contains a lot of antioxidants and other nutrients which offer your body a host of benefits. It also helps in keeping the blood circulation continuing smoothly within the body.

Nuts

A brilliant alternative to packaged and processed food, having nuts like almonds, walnuts, etc. can help your body get necessary calories as well as important minerals, vitamins and nutrients. Almonds are an amazing option to reduce the plaque build up in your arteries as they contain a high amount of monounsaturated fats, fiber,vitamin E and proteins.

Cinnamon

 

cinnamon sticks

Cinnamon can be a powerful secret weapon in your battle against cardiovascular conditions and clogging of arteries. A spoonful of well ground cinnamon can help your arteries reduce the amount of plaque build up and decrease harmful cholesterol levels. You can use this in tea or sprinkled over coffee, its effects remain the same.

 Olive oil

olive oil

We often cook in vegetable oil or butter all which are high in saturated fats. Olive oil, however, is rich in monounsaturated oleic acid, a fatty acid known for its effects on the oxidative stress on the body as well as cholesterol levels. Increased use of olive oil in cooking can reduce your risk of heart attack by up to 40 percent.However, go for a 100 percent organic olive oil and not the cheaper versions for the best results.

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