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Articulate, passionate and humorous, Dr. Holly Lucille breaks down the myths and misconceptions about health and health related topics.

Foods that Unclog Your Arteries

From the Show: Mindful Medicine
Summary: According the Heart Foundation, every 33 seconds someone in the United States dies from cardiovascular disease.
Air Date: 10/29/14
Duration: 10
Host: Holly Lucille, ND, RN
Foods that Unclog Your Arteries
According the Heart Foundation, every 33 seconds someone in the United States dies from cardiovascular disease. Heart disease is the number one killer for both men and women and takes thousands of lives annually.

Cardiovascular disease develops when you have a blockage or narrowed blood vessel that can lead to chest pain, stroke, heart attack and other heart conditions over time.

If heart disease runs in your family, you may already know the everyday risks you're dealing with. But, eating a healthy diet, exercising regularly, and checking in with your doctor can help mitigate those risks.

If your goal is to restore or maintain a healthy heart, there are a variety of foods that can help unclog arteries of plaque build-up, lower your blood pressure, and reduce inflammation; the main culprits of cardiovascular illness.

So, what are these foods that can help unclog your arteries?

There are several foods that you can eat to help unclog your arteries and lower your risk of heart disease. These foods include:
  • Chia seeds
  • Cinnamon
  • Coconut oil
  • Avocado
  • Broccoli
  • Coffee
  • Cranberries
  • Flaxseeds
  • Green tea
  • Nuts
  • Olive oil
  • Orange juice
  • Fish
  • Spinach
  • Turmeric
  • Watermelon
  • Whole grains

Dr. Holly shares which foods you should be incorporating into your diet to help unclog your arteries.

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