Wednesday, February 8, 2017

7 Nice Foods Detox Your Arteries

2-Watermelon
L-citrulline, an amino acid found in watermelon has been found to lower cholesterol because the body produces nitric oxide, which widens the blood vessels.



3-Grapes
The benefit of grapes comes from flavonoids that give them, their juices and wines that vibrant purple colour.


  The flavonoids, quercitin and resveratrol, appear to be most concentrated in the skins, stems and seeds of grapes rather than their juicy middle sections. These flavonoids have been shown to prevent the oxidation of LDL cholesterol ('bad' cholesterol) that leads to the formation of plaque in artery walls.

They can also lower the risk of developing the blood clots that lead to heart attacks.

4-Berries 
(such as strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and blackberries) 
Are rich in antioxidant flavonoids (such as anthocyanins) that can help prevent artery hardening and help to scour plaque from the walls of the arteries.


5-Spinach
Is rich in lutein, a plant carotenoid, which not only protects against age-related macular degeneration, but may also help prevent heart attacks by keeping artery walls clear of cholesterol build-up.
Spinach is also high in potassium and folic acid, both of which are main lines of defense against high blood pressure.

  6-Garlic 
Has been used to treat heart diseases and hypertension since ancient times.
According to a study published in Preventive Medicine, it can inhibit coronary artery calcification (the result of calcium deposition in the coronary arteries, which serves as a marker for plaque formation).



  7-Apples 
Contain 'pectin', a soluble fibre that lowers cholesterol, probably by interfering with the intestinal absorption of bile acids, which forces the liver to use circulating cholesterol to make more bile. They also contain quercetin, potassium and magnesium which help keep your blood pressure under control. Other pectin-rich fruit include pears and citrus fruit.

 

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Sources 
http://blogs.discovery.com/dfh-sara-novak/2013/05/detox-your-arteries-with-these-8-foods-.html
http://getahead.rediff.com/slide-show/2010/sep/23/slide-show-1-health-10-foods-that-keep-your-arteries-clean.htm#2



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