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What food cleans the ?Arteries?

What food cleans the ?Arteries?

None really: There are no foods that can really clean the arteries however a heart healthy diet can certainly help in prevention. Diets with appropriate calories for size & activity, fruits & vegetables, low cholesterol, low salt, limited trans & saturated fats are recommended. Control of diabetes, high blood pressure are very important. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/heart-healthy-diet/nu00196. ...Read more

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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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Artery (Definition)

Arteries are defined as blood vessels which carry blood away from the heart (to either the body or lungs). Arteries: higher pressure, thicker walls, stretch (pulse) with each heart contraction & deliver blood to the arterioles which control the flow to individual capillaries. Veins are blood vessels which carry blood from capillaries back to the heart (body to right heart; ...Read more


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Please suggest what foods should be eaten to keep arteries healthy and clean inside?

Pretty much all: All diets should me in moderation of foods consumed obviously the fresher the better the processed less and all in moderation , ots of fish, chicken beef 2 times a week if needed or required lots of fruits and vegies. ...Read more

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Family history of heart disease, don't smoke drink or do drugs. I'm 50yrs old what exercises should I do and what foods to eat to keep arteries clean?

Family history of heart disease, don't smoke drink or do drugs. I'm 50yrs old what exercises should I do and what foods to eat to keep  arteries clean?

Any exercise: For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Can garlic clean out my arteries?

Can garlic clean out my arteries?

Possibly beneficial: Garlic, ginko, omega-3 fatty acids may act as blood thinners in varying degrees; at least they are advised against when a patient is taking prescription anti-coagulant coumadin (warfarin). Whether garlic can "clean out" the arteries is unknown; no medical studies i'm aware of. So don't rely solely on garlic. Eat healthfully, avoid bad fats, exercise regularly. ...Read more

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What foods can unclog my arteries?

What foods can unclog my arteries?

While food plants : Fresh fruits and vegetables and avoiding animal protein, animal fat, and dairy will lead to reversal of atherosclerosis. ...Read more

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How can I verify if my arteries are clean?

How can I verify if my arteries are clean?

Regular check ups: You need to have your cholesterol checked. Stay away from fast food. Maintain a healthy weight. Don' smoke! the only test that verifies clean arteries is an angiogram which looks inside the arteries. This involves putting dye into your system and would not be used to just look for clean arteries. ...Read more

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Does exercise alone keep my arteries clean?

In short no: While exercise certainly can help there are other factors that can affect cholesterol accumulation in your vessels obviously you should avoid food high in cholesterol and watch your diet also genetics is an issue and can affect your levels of cholesterol. ...Read more

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What are artery clogging foods?

Simple carbs...: Read a book like the south beach diet to understand how this happens. It is too complex a response to answer in 400 characters. It was written by a cardiologist in florida. Don't try to follow the diet exactly, just learn what foods have a high glycemic index and avoid them. ...Read more

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Does zinc help clean out the arteries?

Does zinc help clean out the arteries?

Probably not: You can overdo zinc which will lead to a copper deficiency and neurological problems. There is a reason we need micronutrients. Micro meaning small amounts. Large amounts of any nutrient can be harmful. Be very careful with supplements, they can interact with medications and with each other. Too much of a good thing can be a very bad thing. ...Read more

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What foods exactly clogs your arteries?

What foods exactly clogs your arteries?

High calories: Consuming more calories than the body needs will end up by building fat in the body and probably accelerates atherosclerosis. Of course consuming fatty food like junk food or red meet , diet with high sugar contents and not eating enough vegetables and fruits will also cause high cholesterol and more blockage in the arteries . Diet is important factor in atherosclerosis along with other diseases. ...Read more

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What foods or drinks or herbs actually can clear plaques out of arteries?

What foods or drinks or herbs actually can clear plaques out of arteries?

There are a lot: Garlic…grapes, crape fruit juice, cherries sweet.Strawberries, applessweet patato, green tea, hawthorn tea, olive of oil, salmon, spinch, garbanzo beans, tamatos, all of those will to clean the arteries, but please consult your doctor. ...Read more

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What are important artery clogging foods?

What are important artery clogging foods?

High calories: Consuming more calories than the body needs will end up by building fat in the body and probably accelerates atherosclerosis. Of course consuming fatty food like junk food or red meet , diet with high sugar contents and not eating enough vegetables and fruits will also cause high cholesterol and more blockage in the arteries . Diet is important factor in atherosclerosis along with other diseases. ...Read more

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What are the main foods that harm the hearts arteries and why?

What are the main foods that harm the hearts arteries and why?

Cholesterol: Cholesterol containing food is bad for your arteries. Change diet to veg, salad, fruit and fish twice a week. Why? Cholesterol can clog your pipe lines. ...Read more

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What is the very best way to clean clogged arteries?

What is the very best way to clean clogged arteries?

Prevention: There are no medications known to clean plaque from arteries. There are medications such as statins to prevent plaque progression and can stabilize a plaque. If a plaque progresses to the point of causing symptoms, procedures may be required to open up the blockage, or bypass it. ...Read more

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