Unclog Arteries In The Heart Naturally: 7 Ways To Clean Your Arteries!

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I'm going to give you seven ways to unclog arteries naturally. Now, when we use the term clogged arteries, we're talking about a blockage in your arteries which is usually caused by atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis occurs when you have these fatty acid deposits, as well as deposits of cholesterol, calcium, and sometimes platelets, inside of your inflamed blood vessels. They can cause plaques, which lead to blockage or clogged arteries. Clogged arteries can lead to all kinds of problems, including heart attacks, strokes, kidney failure, poor circulation. And so if you have clogged arteries, what can you do? What are some ways to unclog your arteries naturally?


What Are Arteries?

Your arteries are the blood vessels that deliver oxygenated blood away from your heart to all of your tissues and your organs, including your heart, kidneys, lungs, and your liver, all the way to the tips of your toes and to your fingertips. And so you can imagine, if your arteries are clogged, this can cause multiple problems.  One thing to remember is that this article is informational and it in no way replaces the advice of your actual physician.


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What Causes Clogged Arteries?

Are you at risk of having clogged arteries? Well, you are at risk if you have a sedentary lifestyle, don't exercise much, or if you have very little physical activity. Also, if you are a person who is living with obesity, you are at risk. If you smoke cigarettes or have high blood pressure, you're at risk. Having a high-fat diet, especially if it's high in animal fats, trans fats, or saturated fats you are at risk of having clogged arteries. Other risk factors include having diabetes and a family history of atherosclerotic heart disease.




7 Ways To Unclog Arteries Naturally

Did you know that cholesterol is not just found in your arteries? It's true. Cholesterol does build up in the walls of your arteries, creating plaque and restricting blood flow. But cholesterol can also form around other things like calcium deposits, infections, tumors, or even foreign objects. The body is hard at work trying to heal itself and sometimes that process results in a calcium deposit or other cholesterol-rich plaque within the veins, lymph nodes, or soft tissue. That's why it's important to take care of yourself and avoid all the usual arterial culprits.

1. Eat Foods That Are High In Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Fish like salmon, mackerel, tuna, and sardines are high in omega-3s, and they have been associated with low cholesterol, especially low bad cholesterol, like low triglycerides. They have also been associated with a decrease in vascular inflammation, meaning a decrease of inflammation inside of those arteries. Omega-3s have also been associated with a decrease in platelet aggregation, meaning a decrease in the platelets sticking to plaques and making the blockage worse.

2. Eat Walnuts

Walnuts have been associated with increased flexibility or elasticity of arteries. They have also been associated with a decreased inflammation in the arteries and a decrease in cholesterol.

3. Add Berries To Your Diet

I'm talking about strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries. Berries are high in fiber, minerals, flavonoids, and antioxidants. They help to reduce bad cholesterol and vascular inflammation. And so having a diet that is rich in berries can help to unclog your arteries naturally. Plus, they taste great.


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4. Eat Citrus Fruits

You want your diet to be loaded down with lemons, oranges, and grapefruits. Again, they taste great, but they're also loaded with vitamins, minerals, flavonoids, and antioxidants. They have been associated with reduced cholesterol and with decreasing vascular inflammation.

5. Eat Beans

Beans are another way to unclog your arteries naturally. They are loaded with fiber. They're an excellent plant-based source of protein, and they have been associated with a decrease in bad cholesterol and a decrease in triglycerides. Beans have also been associated with a decrease in plaque buildup, and they're pretty easy to add to your diet. You can put them in soups, or you can add them to your salads. Beans are definitely another way to help to unclog your arteries naturally.

6. Eat Vegetables

You want your diet to be loaded down with green, leafy vegetables, as well as broccoli, cauliflower, and cabbage. These foods have been associated with decreased plaques, decrease bad cholesterol, and decreased atherosclerosis.

7. Exercise

Now you know I have to mention exercise. As I mentioned earlier, the risk factors for atherosclerosis or clogged arteries include being a person with obesity, or also a person with diabetes. When you exercise, that helps to decrease your risk factors for having clogged arteries. According to the American Heart Association, you should be exercising 150 minutes of moderate exercise per week, so that's about 30 minutes of exercise, five times a week.



Bonus!  Stop Bad Habits That Lead To Clogged Arteries

Now, these are just some of the ways for you to unclog your arteries naturally. You also want to stop bad habits. If you're a smoker, you want to stop smoking cigarettes. You want to avoid diets that are high in trans and saturated fats. You can eat other foods more than the ones I mentioned, and you want to eat oats or beets. There are all kinds of things that you can do. But here's the most important thing to do.  In addition to making sure that you consult with your physician and your nutritionist before making any kind of dietary changes, you want to remember this when you are trying to unclog your arteries naturally.


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There are some patients, many patients, who will require more than just natural remedies to unclog arteries. For example, your physician may find it necessary to prescribe you a medication, such as a cholesterol-lowering medication. And if you already have clogged arteries that are too far gone, you may have to have certain procedures such as heart catheterization, or if your carotid arteries are clogged, you may have to have carotid endarterectomy.

If your leg arteries are clogged, you may have to have a procedure to open up that circulation. My point is that natural remedies are wonderful, but it's not one or the other, medicine versus natural. You want your healthcare to be integrative, meaning you use natural remedies, and lifestyle changes under the consultation of your physician, but you also recognize when it is necessary for medicines or procedures.



Make sure you have a physician with whom you have a good relationship and you're very open about your desire to be natural, and you're also open to listening to all of the remedies. If you found this article to be helpful and informative, please be sure to share it with the people you care about. Also, make sure that you subscribe to my YouTube channel if you have not done so already, and be sure to follow me on Instagram @dr.frita, where I give you a glimpse into my everyday life where I do my best to be healthy and happy.   Make sure you do your best to live your healthiest, happiest life.

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  1. Joseph L. Sexton on April 23, 2022 at 3:44 pm

    I was told 7 years ago that drinking Pomegranate Juice cleared one’s Arteries. Yer I was recently told I MAY have a clogged artery, SO what’s up. AND I drink it religiously daily.

  2. Arthur Crane on June 13, 2022 at 5:19 am

    Excellent, clear and precise. Thank you

  3. Kathleen Corbett on July 25, 2022 at 11:38 am

    I live in Florida and rented a house in chalfont Pa for a family reunion to take place there. Which means I am to be cooking now I just found out my ex husband had a heath issue clogged arteries and brings his own food to every family gathering. I want make him a healthy dinner. I know some things beets berries oats walnuts but if I were to make a caeser salad with chicken my daughter says no he won’t eat it wat can I make that he can eat?? Please it’s not until September 16th I’m trying to plan a menus but don’t want him to bring food wat can I make I just found it’s a blockage doctor wants a dstdnt but he says he’s doing it naturally hell

  4. emily on October 14, 2022 at 8:39 pm

    Just found out I have a partially blocked carotid artery (right side 50-69% altho they said mild to moderate). I am slim/fit/exercise etc. Was vegetarian for 30yrs (which of course meant I ate eggs/cheese etc) so have switched to plant based/minimal fat (flax/chia seeds). I am terrified of having a stroke 🙁 My last cholesterol test was total chol 163 LDL 92 and everything else good. So hoping next test will be lower. Am following Dr Esselstyn (Cleveland Clinic) plant based protocol. Is there hope that I will be ok?

  5. Camillo memmo on November 20, 2022 at 10:30 pm

    Great details

  6. Lucille Mcquarters on December 31, 2022 at 1:56 pm

    I know eating right help but I’m angry cause I don’t want a heart bypass when I’m trying to do everything right alot of my friends had one and they were invalids the rest of there short lives what kind of exercises wl stretch the arterys close to the heart

  7. Luz on January 23, 2023 at 3:44 am

    Thanks a lot.

  8. Chris manning on February 10, 2023 at 1:51 pm

    My doctor told me that my artery on my right side was completely clogged and I’m erection issues is there anything I can do for it.

    • Steven Shumaker on April 20, 2023 at 4:59 pm

      Hello Chris my father has kidney disease and his heart is clogged.

      In light research I discovered a guy named Lyonal Pulling. He was the guy who broke ground in clogged Artrises. I’d look into that. A company called Heart Optima has a product that had shown good results.

      Again something I’ve tried to get my father to do but he hasn’t done it yet.

      These are tools in the shed and worth looking into I believe.

    • AJAY TYAGI on April 22, 2023 at 3:31 pm

      1. Reduce stress
      2. Less exercise as heart artery has clogs
      3. Switch over to oil less foods
      4. Apply medication to remove blockage

  9. Elixabeth on February 11, 2023 at 5:30 pm

    Thnks vvm

  10. matt on March 4, 2023 at 1:23 pm

    I work out regularly and have a healthy diet, yet my numbers are still going up, today was 154 over 89. I have no clue what the issue is. Is there a way to naturally clear out the arteries?

  11. Anne King on March 9, 2023 at 5:27 am

    I have had DVT surgery in emergency situation 2 months ago on my left leg , previously almost 20 years ago I had DVT surgery on my left arm ,,I realize how lucky I have been , the problem have is that the Statins prescribed cause me so much joint pain I can not continue taking them I a 73 years old aI have a high pain threshold but nothing is worth suffering like this ,

    • Maggie on June 9, 2023 at 12:29 am

      Take 600mg of COQ10 daily. I take one 300mg capsule twice a day. A nutritionist told me to do this when taking a statin. Statins deplete the body’s natural supply of COQ10 so it has to be replaced by taking a supplement.

    • Patricia Castellano on July 12, 2023 at 6:25 pm

      I have bad cholesterol make 3 bad to one good. Can’t take prescription drugs gives me bad side effects. Use red yeast rice vitamins added Resveratrol. Red yeast rice vitamin has the same satins as prescription drug. Take glucosamine for joints. Make sure they are pure vitamins. No fillers. Worked for me.

  12. Linda Ballack on March 29, 2023 at 2:04 pm

    Is there a test to check if I have clogged arteries?

    • TonyW67 on May 11, 2023 at 7:38 pm

      1. The daily “test” is whether the person gets “winded” pretty easily e.g. climbing stairs or perhaps after brief exercise. For men, erectile dysfunction is usually the first indicator that something is wrong (due to poor blood flow).

      2. The official medical test is an “Angiogram” where fluid dye is injected into the person’s bloodstream, then viewed on a machine which sees the blood flowing through the network of arteries in the heart and body. Note that clogged arteries can occur in the heart, neck, legs and even the brain – in the case of an ischemic stroke.

    • James L Walker on June 28, 2023 at 7:25 am

      A calcium score test. Should do the trick. I have had two and it shows a 50 percent clogged widow maker.

  13. Patricia Boothe on June 5, 2023 at 9:25 pm

    I have hypertension in my number goes up 150 /89 and I’m taking medication I know something is going wrong with my blood, What do you recommend to ask my doctor for blood tework test.

  14. Koushal Khandal on August 13, 2023 at 10:27 am

    This information is very useful. Apart from these 7 ways to unclog heart arteries, I can keep my health healthy.

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