10 Powerful Superfoods That Will Unclog Your Arteries Fast


Lisa Christiansen

A healthy heart is literally the center of a healthy body. To keep your heart healthy, you have to keep your whole circulatory in good shape—otherwise, your heart works too hard to move blood. Unclogging arteries lowers blood pressure and cuts down on inflammation, which are the main triggers of cardiovascular disease. Eating the right foods unclogs arteries—we’ll get you started with ten good options.

1. Olive Oil

OLIVE-OIL
Widely recognized as one of the healthiest oils for cooking and dressing food, olive oil is rich in monounsaturated oleic acid, which is an essential fatty acid (EFA). Oleic acid has great effects on cholesterol levels and oxidative stress in the blood stream. A recent study found that olive oil reduces the risk of serious cardiovascular illnesses by up to 41%. It’s wise to buy a certified 100% organic virgin olive oil—low-cost olive oils are usually diluted with cheaper oils (or were comprised with too much heat during extraction), which makes them less healthy, and less tasty.

2. Spinach

SPINACH
Forgive us, we had to put Popeye’s favorite next to Olive Oil. Spinach is a dark leafy green, full of potassium, fiber, and folate. All of these lower blood pressure and unclog arteries. Spinach is easy to dress up; it can be sautéed, made into salad, blended in a smoothie, or even arranged on a pizza. It’s also easy to grow your own; spinach will even grow outdoors in winter if it’s kept under a plastic cover.

3. Chia Seeds

CHIA-SEEDS
Better known for their ability to sprout on ceramic heads and animals, chia seeds are also a superfood. Two ounces of Chia seeds have enough fiber and alpha-linolenic acid to reduce LDL cholesterol, level blood pressure, and increase HDL cholesterol—all of which unclogs arteries and helps the heart. Chia seeds also offer protein and nutrients, which will give you the energy boost to get out and exercise.

4. Asparagus

ASPARAGUS
Asparagus is one of the best vegetables for clearing arteries; it even looks like an artery. It’s got many vitamins— K, B1, B2, C, and E—and it helps to lower blood pressure and prevent clots. Asparagus is easy to prepare; gently steam it raw with a shot of lemon juice for punch, and you’ll keep all the vitamins in.

5. Coffee

COFFEE
Although it still gets a bad rap sometimes, coffee is actually good for you. It’s got antioxidants that lower the risk of diabetes (a recent study at the Harvard School of Public Health confirmed this), its natural caffeine stimulates the central nervous system, and it’s one of the lowest-calorie drink choices, period (when you drink it black with no sugar, of course). Other studies have found that drinking between 8 and 16 oz of coffee daily reduces the risk of heart disease by around 20%.

6. Broccoli

BROCCOLI
Broccoli, both the plant and its name, comes to us from Italy; “brocco” means “shoot,” from an earlier Latin word “broccus”—projecting. Loaded with vitamin K, which prevents calcification of the arteries, broccoli is also full of antioxidants, and other vitamins. It offers a good shoot of fiber—good for the heart and the digestive system. Fiber stabilizes blood pressure, reduces stress in arterial walls, and keeps you regular.

7. Cinnamon

CINNAMON
The bark of the cinnamon tree yields a spice both delicious and quite healthy. A tablespoon of ground cinnamon a day will reduce cholesterol levels and work to unclog arteries. It’s also full of antioxidants (which, by the way, are any substances that remove potentially hazardous oxidizing agents from a living organism—that’s why they’re good for preventing cancer). Sprinkle some cinnamon on your toast or tea, or even on an espresso; it’s a versatile spice.

8. Coconut Oil

COCONUT-OIL
Coconut oil is one of the good saturated fats—heavy cream and butter are usually on the bad list. Two or three tablespoons of coconut oil daily helps to cut down on plaque in the arteries, as it helps to convert stagnant cholesterol in the blood stream into the kind bodies can metabolize to good use. This oil also works as an antioxidant in the blood stream, which further helps the heart.

9. Green Tea

GREEN-TEA
While not everyone’s…cup of tea, green tea is another excellent source of daily sustenance. Best of all is the highly nutritious Matcha green tea. Green teas have a lot of Catechins, antioxidants from plants that keep cholesterol from being absorbed while you digest; in other words, they get the bad fats out of your arteries. With its gentle boost to the metabolism, green tea can you drop some pounds too, pushing you towards better cardiovascular health.

10. Flaxseeds

FLAXSEED
Last but not least, the flaxseed. Another tiny powerhouse, flaxseeds are one of the best ways to get alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), which helps rid the arteries of obstructions and aid the functioning of the heart. Add organic flaxseeds to a smoothie, bake it in with bread, or sprinkle them on salad.

Conclusion

heart
A healthy cardiovascular system is not something to take for granted; if your heart is healthy, keep it happy by maintaining clean arteries. And if you’ve got heart disease, eating right is one of the best ways to reverse the damage and live a full life. There are lots of recipes for heart-healthy dinners and tasty smoothies; pick any of the above foods and see what you find.

 

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A U T H O R • I N N O V A T O R • E X P E R T Dr. Lisa Christiansen is one of the most sought-after motivational speakers, life coaches, and business consultants worldwide, building an impeccable record of client satisfaction in the process. A best selling author as well, Dr. Lisa Christiansen has written such inspirational titles as My Name Is Lisa; The Two Millimeter Shift; White Sheep, Blue Skies, Green Grass; 101 Great Ways To Enhance Your Career; and others, in which she sheds light on some of the biggest questions of self-empowerment and fulfillment. Among her most recent publications, Dr. Lisa Christiansen contributed to the book 100 Ways to Enhance Your Career, which features wisdom from other well-known figures in the self-help world, including Jack Canfield, John Gray, and Richard Carlson. In 100 Ways to Enhance Your Career, Dr. Lisa Christiansen shares a step-by-step process for increasing job satisfaction, gaining more from one’s career, building wealth, and taking control of one’s destiny. Aside from her numerous books, Dr. Lisa Christiansen hosts a wide variety of seminars and retreats, where she teaches her students the secret to unlocking their inner potential and living their dreams. Some of the popular events held by Dr. Lisa Christiansen include Mastering Your Wealth, Claim Your Future, and Design Your Destiny, all of which feature her intensive coaching and unique strategies of personal transformation. Her website has a wealth of additional information on her conferences, retreats, books, and other endeavors. Join the millions of people who have already revolutionized the quality of their lives. “You already know how to survive global changes in the economy, environment and political arena, now it's time to thrive and prosper at a level beyond what you ever thought was possible,” Christiansen said. “My seminar is about seizing the power within today. Press Summary: Creator of extraordinary lives, Lisa Christiansen has served as an advisor to leaders around the world for the last two decades. A recognized authority on the psychology of leadership, organizational turnaround and peak performance, Lisa has consulted Olympic athletes, world renowned musicians, Fortune 500 CEOs, psychologists, and world-class entertainers. Lisa’s strategies for achieving lasting results and fulfillment are regarded as the platinum standard in the coaching industry. Lisa captured the attention of heads of state and the U.S. Army. Christiansen has impacted the lives of millions of people from 30 countries. Lisa has been honored by Cambridge Society of Who’s Who as one of the Top Business Intellectuals in the World. Lisa has helped millions of people create extraordinary lives globally. Her expertise and guidance has enriched the lives of icons such as pop superstar Kelly Clarkson, Olympian Dara Torres, and superstar Patrick Dempsey.

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