Are there any foods that are known to remove plaque from arteries that are partially clogged?

4 Responses to “Are there any foods that are known to remove plaque from arteries that are partially clogged?”

  1. wiseowl_00 Says:

    The plaque itself cannot be removed, as it is basically scar tissue,. There is evidence that the calcium deposited in these plaques can be removed. It is quite possible that it is the calcium deposits that actually do the damage. they harden the arteries so there is no chance for the artery to expand to compensate for the plaque buildup. It seem that Vitamin K plays an important role in not only preventing this calcium deposition, but maybe even reversing it.
    http://bloodjournal.hematologylibrary.org/cgi/content/abstract/109/7/2823
    http://www.co-clinicalnutrition.com/pt/re/conutrition/abstract.00075197-200011000-00004.htm;jsessionid=G7LfMc7pb1nWmPhTNpflfjDssQnQhT5pv1snQvJ9PJ3NQhQCdPnq!-2030958118!181195628!8091!-1
    http://www.lef.org/magazine/mag2000/feb00-report.html
    http://www.mercola.com/2003/may/14/vitamin_k.htm

    Vitamin K comes in a number of forms. Vitamin K1 is found mainly in plants, particularly green leafy vegetables. The problem is the body needs to convert to K2 to use it . In animals adapted to eating grasses this is performed mainly by bacteria in the gut, so can be found in animal derived foods such as milk, butter and non lean meats, as it is a fat soluble vitamin. It is found in higher concentrations in fermented foods such as cheese and yogurt. the Highest concentration is found in a fermented product called Natto

  2. Paula C Says:

    Try eating "real" oatmeal and pomegranate juice.

    Also try mixing 2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar and 2 teaspoons of honey into a mug of hot water and drink it when it cools down enough

  3. Smarty pants : ) Says:

    Food is directly involved in many of the risk factors for coronary heart disease. Paying attention to what you eat is one of the most important preventative measures you can take.

    Foods that help prevent heart disease
    There is no ‘magic’ food to decrease the risk of developing heart disease. You need to eat a healthy diet and have plenty of exercise. High salt diets increase blood pressure and risk of heart attach and stroke. Most of us consume more than 10 times the amount of salt we need to meet our sodium requirements (salt contains sodium and chloride).

    However there is evidence that plant foods – especially wholegrain cereals, legumes, nuts, fruits and vegetables – may decrease the risk of heart disease. The foods that best protect against heart disease include:
    Oily fish – such as mackerel, sardines, tuna and salmon, which contain omega-3 fatty acids. This type of fat lowers cholesterol, improves blood vessel elasticity and thins the blood, making it less likely to clot and block blood flow.
    Some vegetables oils – such as corn, soy and safflower, which contain omega-6 fatty acids, and those containing omega-3 fatty acids such as canola and olive oil. All of these can help to lower LDL cholesterol when used instead of saturated fats such as butter.
    Fruit and vegetables – antioxidants in fruit and vegetables offer protection against heart disease. Fruit and vegetables are also important sources of folate, which helps lower the blood levels of the amino acid homocysteine, which appears to be linked to an increased risk of heart disease.
    Fibre from wholegrain cereals – offers greater protection against the risk of heart attack than fibre from fruits and vegetables.
    Unrefined carbohydrate sources with a low glycaemic index – foods such as wholegrain breads and breakfast cereals, legumes, certain types of rice and pasta are important for people prone to diabetes because they help keep blood sugar levels in check.
    Legumes and soy – soy protein has been shown to lower LDL cholesterol levels, especially if blood cholesterol levels are high.
    Nuts and seeds – nuts can protect against heart disease. They should be eaten in small quantities, as they are high in kilojoules.
    Tea – some evidence suggests that the antioxidants in tea can help prevent the build-up of fatty deposits in the arteries, and that it may act as an anti-blood clotting agent and improve blood vessel dilation to allow increased blood flow.
    Alcohol – a moderate intake (no more than two drinks per day for men or one drink per day for women) is associated with reduced risk of heart disease in men over the age of 40 and women over the age of 50. Some types of alcohol, such as red wine, may contain other protective factors like antioxidants although this is still being researched. However, a high intake of alcohol increases blood pressure and also tends to increase triglycerides (a type of fat) in the blood and increasing the risk of heart disease. Alcohol however does increase the HDL cholesterol and this helps clear cholesterol from the body so there may be some benefits provided it is consumed in moderation.
    Foods containing vitamin E – some studies indicate that vitamin E acts as an antioxidant, helping to protect against ‘bad’ cholesterol. Good sources of vitamin E include avocados, dark green vegetables, vegetable oils and wholegrain products. It is better to eat foods containing vitamin E rather than take supplements, which do not have the same protective effects.
    Garlic – a compound in fresh garlic called allicin has been found in some studies to lower blood cholesterol.
    Foods enriched with plant sterols – may be useful for people who have trouble lowering their blood cholesterol – around 2g plant sterols daily (found in 1 tablespoon of sterol-enriched margarine) may help.

    Eat more oatmeal! : )
    xoxox

  4. harindergrover Says:

    Regular exercise like brisk walking for 20-30 mins per day helps a lot . Avoid red meat and try to eat fruits when feel hungry. Also try this herbal tea mentioned below which is a boon for people who wish to stay away from heart diseases and want to stay fit n fine.My mother tried it first and felt great after 3 weeks and soon we all were hooked to its coz of its immense benefits. Do try it as it is available in Canda, USA and UK.Its name is KHALSA DESI TEA (HERBAL TEA).
    Khalsa Desi Tea(Herbal Tea) which is a product of Dasmesh Drug Pharma, Amritsar (INDIA)is a blend of eleven medicinal herbs/plants which together makes Khalsa Desi Tea, a very good general health tonic/beverage. It is also very useful in cough, cold, flu and soar throat like conditions. It can be taken daily, just like any other beverage. This herbal tea does not contain caffeine as is the case with coffee and tea leaves and so does not cause addiction and acidity when consumed daily. Most importantly, this tea is free from any side effects as it is made from natural herbs. It is a refreshing and an energetic drink with all the goodness natural herbs blended into one formulation. Given below is the brief description of some of its ingredients:

    Arjuna Bark (Terminallia arjuna) which is on of the chief ingredient of Khalsa Desi Tea, is very beneficial for the heart as it has been proved beyond doubt that it helps in clearing blocked arteries and strengthens the heart muscles. This has also been proved in a research by Dr.K.N.Udupa in Banaras Hindu University's Institute of Medical Sciences , Varanasi (India).In this research, they found that powdered extract of the above drug provided very good results to the people suffering from Coronary heart diseases.

    Tulsi Leaves(Ocimum sanctum) which is a very sacred herb in India and which is also very useful in conditions like fever, warding off and even curing peptic ulcers and other stress related illness. Besides numerous ancient textbooks and literature on the medicinal uses of Tulsi, modern day research on Tulsi was reported by Dr. Narender Singh, Assistant Director of the Department of Pharmacology at the King George’s Medical College, Lucknow (INDIA).

    Nagarmothan (Cyperus rotundus) which has been described in Ayurveda as a corrective and remover of endotoxins.It has very good digestive and carminative properties. It is an effective killer of intestinal worms, a diuretic and an antipyretic medicine. Many ancient texts have also described it as an anti-inflammatory medicine, a general and nervine tonic, a promoter of uterine contractions and an excellent binder of stool. Even in ancient times, Nagarmothan was a favourite of Ayurvedic physicians for treating a number of diseases. It is a now a days a drug of choice for treating the majority of gastrointestinal problems like anorexia, vomiting, diarrhoea, dysentery and specific and non specific colitis.It is also used in various other ailments like fever, burning micturation, skin diseases, rheumatoid arthritis, painful menstruation etc.

    Similarily, other ingredients of Khalsa Desi Tea (herbal tea) are also known to have many medicinal and other beneficial effects. The other ingredients of Khalsa Desi Tea are : Talis Patra, Tej Patra, Mulethi, Green Fennel, Jarhpaan (Pan Mool), Dal chini, Piper longum and Red chandan which are known for various beneficial effects in conditions like cough ,cold, soar throat, acidity, flatulence, enhancing general body vitality and appetite.