Foods to Protect Your Arteries

The best foods that clean arteries and veins!

Diet and cardiovascular health

A bad diet can have disastrous effects on cardiovascular health: excess cholesterol and deposition in the arteries, hypertension, loss of flexibility of the vessels, circulatory disorders … with the key to a high risk of a cardiovascular accident.

But diet can also help you take care of your heart! A quick tour of beneficial foods to “clean” and maintain the health of your arteries.


Garlic is THE plant of the arteries. It contains many active compounds known as sulfides, including Allicin. Numerous studies have demonstrated its benefits in preventing cardiovascular risk: fight against the deposition of fats in the arteries (atheromatous plaques and atherosclerosis), decrease platelet aggregation (thrombosis) and thinning of the blood, regulation of blood levels. Blood lipids, including cholesterol … Allicin also have an antioxidant power to protect the arteries. Garlic is also known to be a vasodilator, thus lowering blood pressure.

Oily fish: salmon, sardines, mackerel

Oily fish have tasty flesh rich in good fats, long-chain omega-3 fatty acids, and EPA and DHA acronyms. These omega-3s help thin the blood and help regulate cholesterol levels. According to several studies, the consumption of oily fish reduces the risk of death or cardiovascular accident. Their beneficial effect is now truly recognized, and ANSES (National Food Safety Agency) recommends consuming 500 mg of omega-3 daily, equivalent to 2 to 3 servings of fatty fish per week.


Like oily fish, avocado contains many healthy fats that help lower bad cholesterol (LDL) and triglyceride levels involved in clogging the arteries. In addition, avocado contains antioxidants that protect the walls of blood vessels. Tip: Avocado can replace certain fats such as butter or mayonnaise!

Olive oil

In the series of fats good for the heart, olive oil and its richness in oleic acid, a monounsaturated essential fatty acid. But above all, olive oil contains polyphenols, antioxidant compounds that protect blood vessels from the deposition of cholesterol. Combined with a balanced diet or a Mediterranean diet, the consumption of olive oil reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease.


Nuts and dried fruits are a healthy snack that is good for the heart and arteries. Studies have shown that daily intake of nuts decreases LDL cholesterol and helps to keep arteries clear and hypertension in check. A combination of monounsaturated fats and omega-3 fatty acids plays a part in this effect, along with antioxidants vitamin E and citrulline arginine (which nourish and widen blood vessels) these properties. Nuts, hazelnuts, almonds, cashews, Brazil nuts, or pecans, the choice is wide!


Turmeric is a leading antioxidant product in all areas. It makes it possible to limit the phenomenon of lipid peroxidation observed in the presence of free radicals and the inflammation at the level of the wall of the arteries. It thus limits the deposition of peroxidized lipids in the arteries, responsible for cardiovascular accidents.

The grenade

Pomegranate is widely known for its richness in antioxidant polyphenols, which give it numerous health benefits. Among these benefits, pomegranate would help prevent arterial damage associated with atherosclerosis. It causes the blood vessels to act normally, which helps to keep regular circulation. To protect your arteries, eat a fresh pomegranate or drink organic pomegranate juice!

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