Best 5 healthy heart foods help prevent clogged arteries

Frozen spinach: one of the best foods you can buy at the store, for only $1 the work is done for you.
Frozen spinach: one of the best foods you can buy at the store, for only $1 the work is done for you.

Want to know how to fight heart disease and have a healthy heart?  Keeping your arteries, or shall we say, pipes within our bodies clean, is essential for them to carry the oxygen and nutrients needed to survive. Clogged arteries are a serious risk factor for heart disease, heart attacks and strokes.

Are you having any symptoms of heart disease?  Foods high in saturated fats, excessive sugar consumption; alcohol abuse and lack of exercise play a direct role in narrowing and hardening of the arteries. What you choose to eat can prevent the deterioration of your pipes.

Here are the best 5 healthy heart foods to prevent clogged arteries & heart disease:

1. Fish containing omega-3 fatty acids

Fish such as salmon, herring and tuna prevent artery plaque from forming. Always buy wild or sustainably caught fish over farmed because its meat contains toxic chemicals, antibiotics and less omega-3 overall.

2. Red grapes and berries such as cherries, cranberries and strawberries.

These foods are powerhouses full of antioxidants and vitamins the body needs. Always choose organic whenever you can to be sure you’re not ingesting chemicals and pesticides.

3. Garlic doesn’t only add flavor to your dishes, eaten raw it can reduce blood pressure and lower the bad cholesterol.

The best way to eat garlic is through mixtures that go through the food processor like hummus. If you can’t bare the thought of eating raw garlic, buy the supplements.

4. Spinach is a super food for numerous reasons. Eat spinach!

The large amounts of Vitamins A and C in spinach shields plaque from developing. The blood pressure is also lowered by the potassium and folic acid in spinach.

5. Apples and grapefruit.

Both of these fruits lower bad cholesterol through the fiber contained. In addition, the potassium and magnesium control blood pressure.

“You are what you eat” was probably the most truthful quote you heard growing up. What you choose to put into your body will then in turn decide your health now and into the future. Be wise, choose clean healthy foods as often as you can.

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