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Written by
Arushi Bidhuri
Source: Onlymyhealth editorial teamJan 21, 2019

7 Foods That Can Cleanse Your Arteries Naturally

7 Foods That Can Cleanse Your Arteries Naturally
Quick Bites
  • These foods can lower your risk of cardiovascular diseases
  • They can also  help unclog your arteries and promote a healthy heart
  • Try and see the difference yourself 

Diet plays an important role in maintaining heart health and decreasing plaque buildup. The best thing about a diet is that it is never too late to start one. There are a variety of foods that can help cleanse your arteries and lower your risk of cardiovascular diseases. Here is a list of foods that will help unclog your arteries and promote a healthy heart. 


Various studies have shown that a daily intake of avocado improves blood cholesterol with decreasing triglycerides and LDL (bad cholesterol). This yummy fruit also contains protein, fiber, vitamins and antioxidants. You can add to your sandwich or in your salads. You can even add avocado oil in your diet. 

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Chia Seeds 

These tiny seeds are very effective when it comes to unclogging the arteries and preventing heart diseases. They are high in antioxidants, omega 3 acids and fiber which helps to clean the plaque buildup from the arteries. It also helps regulate blood pressure, reduce LDL cholesterol, lower triglycerides and increase HDL cholesterol. 


Oranges are filled with pectin – a soluble fiber which control your cholesterol levels and block the absorption of bad cholesterol. Thanks to the potassium in oranges, it becomes easier to keep your blood pressure in check. Also, vitamin C can keep your arteries by preventing oxidative damage in the bloodstream. 


Turns out, caffeine is not so bad for your health. Various studies have suggested that drinking coffee can reduce the risk of developing heart disease by around 20 percent. The only thing you need to remember is that you must keep your coffee intake to a minimum to avoid complications. A high intake of caffeine can increase your blood pressure and heart rate, which can lead to heart problems. 


Pomegranates are high in antioxidants which can help prevent the plaque buildup around the walls of the arteries. It also stimulates the production of nitric oxide in the blood which unclogs the arteries and regulates blood pressure. 


Nuts are healthy snacks which are delicious and high in monosaturated fats, vitamin E, fiber and protein. Almonds are a great option. Walnuts are also an excellent source to improve blood pressure, reduce inflammation and cleanse your arteries. 

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Olive Oil

Olive oil is rich in monosaturated acid, which keeps the cholesterol levels in check and it is widely considered one of the healthiest oils to cook food. Studies have also shown that regular consumption of olive oil can decrease the risk of cardiovascular diseases. You can use it to cook your food or use it as a dressing for a salad. 

A Word… 

There are many healthy ways you can unclog the arteries and live a healthy and long life. You should inculcate the aforementioned foods to keep heart diseases at bay. Moreover, these foods are the kinds that can easily fit the bill while giving your body sufficient nutrients.  

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