10 Foods That You Ought To Eat Every Day For Cleaner Arteries

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Medical researchers have increasingly linked diet with heart disease and stroke, both of which can be caused by clogged arteries. If your arteries are not healthy, then neither are you. But help is at hand because some foods, it’s believed, can help to keep your arteries clear. These kitchen favorites include a variety of vegetables, nuts, oily fish and grains. Read on to learn about ten of the best foods you can eat to help your arteries stay in great shape.

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10. Asparagus

Humans have had a long relationship with these tasty green spears. We know that because there’s an ancient Egyptian representation of asparagus on a frieze from 5,000 years ago. And there’s even an asparagus recipe in the world’s oldest cook book, the De Re Coquinaria, which dates back some 18 centuries.

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Meanwhile, Muhammad ibn Muhammad al-Nafzawi’s 15th century erotic classic The Perfumed Garden also asserted that the vegetable was an aphrodisiac. Sadly, there’s no real scientific evidence for that claim. But science does confirm that asparagus contains alpha-linoleic acid and folic acid, both of which help prevent your arteries from hardening. Asparagus also helps your body to produce the antioxidant glutathione which fights inflammation.

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