Today’s unhealthy and modern diet has a very bad impact on the blood vessels, often leading to narrowing and blockage of the arteries (atherosclerosis). But, with a help of a good diet we can protect our blood vessels and restore their mobility.

Cranberries

Cranberries are extremely rich in antioxidants, which contributes to reducing levels of “bad” cholesterol, and thus protects the blood vessels.

Orange juice

The daily consumption of oranges or orange juice (no added sugar) can contribute to the normalization of blood pressure and reduce inflammation of the arteries.

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This juice contains a lot of antioxidants and vitamin C, which help keep arteries clean by preventing oxidative damage in the bloodstream.

Tomatoes

Carotenoid lycopene is an antioxidant that gives tomatoes bright red color, and a series of studies has found that a diet rich in lycopene can significantly reduce the oxidation of “bad” cholesterol that leads to atherosclerosis.

Chia seed

Chia seeds are a great source of energy and they help regulate fluids in the body (prevent dehydration). It is rich in fiber and alpha-linolenic acid, which contributes to the regulation of blood pressure, lowers triglycerides and reduces “bad” cholesterol.

Kiwifruit

Kiwifruit is very rich in flavonoids, which cleans the blood vessels and reduce inflammation. It is also full of fiber, which reduces cholesterol and the risk of heart disease.

Sweet potatoes

Sweet potato contains fibers that lower cholesterol, it also has potassium, beta-carotene, folate and vitamin C. Contributes lowering blood pressure and cleanses the arteries.

Kale

Large quantities of vitamin K, which can be found in kale, protect arteries from harmful effects of calcium. The fibers that kale contains contribute to lowering cholesterol levels. Regular consumption of kale will contribute to normalization of blood pressure.

Apples

Apples contain pectin fiber that absorbs cholesterol from the blood. Daily consumption of apples is a great way to lower cholesterol, and at the same time stimulate the immune system.

Turmeric

It contains a substance called curcumin that very effectively reduces inflammation and helps to remove fat deposits from arteries. It is also one of the spices that will help you in the treatment of atherosclerosis.

Pomegranate

Pomegranate is rich in phytochemicals that act as antioxidants. It successfully helps in the production of nitric oxide, which improves blood flow and dilates arteries.

Avocado

Avocado comprises a compound of beta-sitosterol that lowers the cholesterol in the blood for up to 17 units.

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