7 Natural Remedies to Keep Your Arteries Unclogged and Clear

7 Natural Remedies to Keep Your Arteries Unclogged and Clear

1. Omega 3 essential fatty acids:

Omega 3 decreases inflammation in the body and therefore helps to reduce the clogging or hardening of the arteries. Eat lots of foods with high Omega 3 content like salmon, sardines, mackerel and other oil fish.

2. Garlic:

Well documented for a whole range of ailments, this is a power drug. An organosulfur compound in garlic actually reduces the build up of plaque formation. So not only are you helping your body in many other ways by eating garlic, you are preventing any build up of waste in your arteries ensuring they stay clear and clean. If you are concerned about your breath, there are supplements that have a reduced ‘garlic’ breath factor.  However if you are on a fodmap diet this is not a treatment for you.

3. Green Tea:

In a Japanese study men who drank 2-4 cups of green tea a day had significantly less narrowing of the arteries than those who drank none, or only one cup a day. The properties of green tea prevent the oxidation of Cholesterol so if you can drink at least 2-3 cups per day. To make it even more powerful put a few pieces of lemon or orange peels in the cup also.

4. Co-enzyme Q10:

CoQ10 is naturally made by the body but if you are deficient in it because of disease or poor diet, you may need to supplement with it.  In a study on rabbits they were fed on a diet high in trans fatty acids known to clog up the arteries.  Half of the rabbits were treated with CoQ10.  After 24 weeks the rabbits who had taken the supplements suffered less build up of plaque than the rabbits who did not receive CoQ10.

5. Turmeric (Curcumin):

Over 30 studies have demonstrated that Turmeric is effective in protecting the arteries. Research also suggests that this powerful spice helps people lower cholesterol and fight heart disease. It may also reduce the susceptibility of LDL (bad) cholesterol to oxidation. This means that turmeric may prevent the build up of plaque thus reducing any susceptibility of blocked arteries, stroke or a heart attack.

6. Rosemary and Sage:

Like Turmeric rosemary and sage help prevent the oxidation of LDL cholesterol. Containing a phytochemical called carnosic acid, this acid inhibits enzymes that can cause changes to smooth muscle cells within the arteries. Dried rosemary or sage leaves contain 1.5 – 2.5% carnosic acid. You can also get herbal supplements which will contain more carnosic acid.

7. Pomegranate:

A high antioxidant rich juice which can help prevent the hardening of the arteries by reducing blood vessel damage. If you have hardening of the arteries already this may be extremely helpful in reversing the progression of the disease. Studies have shown in tests on mice that the juice significantly slowed the hardening of the arteries which had developed from high cholesterol. The juice also shows that it reduced the effects of stress on blood vessels as it stimulates nitric oxide production which is the chemical thought to keep arteries open and keep blood flowing.

Source: http://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/7-simple-ways-unclog-your-arteries-naturally http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1047279700000661 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10657562 http://www.naturalnews.com/041306_turmeric_curcumin_clogged_arteries.html# http://www.turmericforhealth.com/turmeric-benefits/how-turmeric-benefits-your-heart http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/20050321/pomegranate-juice-may-clear-clogged-arteries