There are no vitamins/minerals scientifically proven to unclog your arteries. However, if you reduce your LDL ("bad cholesterol") and increase your HDL ("good cholesterol"), you can prevent the blockages from getting worse and leading to a heart attack
. To do this,
1. avoid saturated fat. Saturated fat is in animal products, such as butter, beef, and bacon.
2. substitute the saturated fat in your diet with monounsaturated fat
. Some foods with monounsaturated fats are olive oil, canola oil, avocados, olives, and pecans.
3. substitute the saturated fat in your diet with polyunsaturated fat
. Some foods with polyunsaturated fats are fatty fish like salmon, sunflower seeds, flaxseed, walnuts, whole grains, and sesame oil. Stay away from fish oil supplements because sometimes the mercury in fish can be concentrated in the pills. It's always best to get your nutrients from food.
4. exercise (but if you already have atherosclerosis
, speak with a doctor first, exercising can cause stress
in your body and trigger a heart attack if your arteries are already clogged).
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