5 Supertips to Clean Arteries and Veins!

Clogged arteries may lead to atherosclerosis, buildup of fats in and on your artery walls (plaques), which can restrict blood flow. If these plaques burst, you can get blood clots in your veins. To reduce the accumulation of plaque in your arteries and veins we invite you to follow the next tips:
1-Stop smoking immediately and get exercise most days of the week. Smoking damages your blood vessels and makes it harder for you to exercise. Exercise will help your blood circulation and help your body develop new blood vessels, thereby reducing the pressure on your already clogged vessels until these unclog. Engage in muscle-strengthening exercises such as push-ups, squats and sit-ups, in addition to cardiovascular exercise such as jogging, biking, walking, stair climbing and swimming.
2-Eat a healthy diet. Avoid hydrogenated fats, processed meals and bars, salty and sugary foods and all white-flour baked goods. Fruit, vegetables, water, nuts, whole-grain products and lean meats and fish should be the main staples of your diet. Cherries, strawberries, garlic, spinach, wild salmon, olive oil, green tea and sweet potatoes will help unclog your arteries naturally.
3-Lose weight and maintain your weight. If you’re overweight, losing as few as 5 to 10 pounds can help reduce your risk of high blood pressure and high cholesterol, two of the major risk factors for developing atherosclerosis.
4-Ask your doctor about drugs to help unclog your arteries. Medications lowering bad cholesterol–low-density lipoprotein — and boasting the good kind–high-density lipoprotein–are available, in addition to anti-platelet medications, which will reduce your chances of developing blood clots in your veins.
5-Consider surgery if your arteries remain clogged. Choices include angioplasty, bypass surgery, thrombolytic therapy and endarterectomy.






Does Pomegranate Juice Clean Your Arteries?

Pomegranate juice is a nutrient-dense beverage containing high concentrations of antioxidants, particularly vitamin C and polyphenols. Pomegranate juice slows down or prevents buildup of arterial plaque based on studies in test tubes, animals and humans, yet there is not any solid evidence it may clean your arteries. However, the fruit juice can be dangerous when taken with certain medications. Consult your doctor about drinking pomegranate juice to clean your arteries.
Lowering your blood levels of LDL-cholesterol, the “bad” cholesterol, may reduce the risk of atherosclerosis. The polyphenols in pomegranate juice may inhibit oxidation of LDL cholesterol and reduce progression of atherosclerosis in your coronary arteries.
Drinking pomegranate juice increases your caloric intake, is costly and elevates your risk of side effects. You may need to drink 16 oz. or more of pomegranate juice daily, which equates to almost 300 calories, to receive significant cardiovascular benefits. Pomegranate juice may increase your risk of rhabdomyolysis if taken with statin medication to lower cholesterol.