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Unclogging Arteries with Natural Food Supplements and Cardio Training Exercises

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You need to know how to unclog your arteries, if you have been diagnosed as being at risk of having a stroke, and to prevent the onset of a serious cardiovascular condition.

The most successful way to unclog your arteries, according to medical trials, is to take regular exercise and have a more healthy diet. You can unclog your arteries faster, and to prevent heart disease more effectively, if you start taking natural food supplements, and do some good cardiovascular exercise training.

- The Best Food and Natural Supplements -

Supplements which provide omega-3 oils from oily fish or from plant oils can be of benefit, because essential fatty acids are important for maintaining a healthy heart. They also help to boost the immune system, reduce inflammation and aid circulation of the blood.

Pumpkin seed oil is low in carbohydrate and can safely be used in a low cholesterol diet with no trans fatty acids, gluten or dairy produce. The magnesium and potassium in pumpkin oil will help to maintain a regular heartbeat and regulate blood pressure, as well as helping to unclog the arteries.

Research at the University of Saskatchewan, Canada has shown that the chemical compound sulforaphane glucosinolate can reduce the risk of high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease and stroke. This compound is found naturally in broccoli sprouts (seedlings), which can be bought as a supplement.

An article published in the American Journal of Cardiology reports a 17% increase in the blood flow of patients with hardened arteries after drinking a glass of pomegranate juice every day. The recommended requirements for good cardiovascular health is 20ml (one and a half tablespoons) of concentrated pomegranate juice daily.

A daily glass of pomegranate juice can also help by lowering cholesterol, reducing the risk of blood clots and providing more antioxidants than a cup of green tea. The high quantity of antioxidants in pomegranate juice fight against free radicals in the blood and this lowers the level of cholesterol.

Eating garlic, or taking garlic supplements, will also help to eliminate free radicals which cause high blood pressure and strokes. Research shows that garlic is most effective when eaten raw and finely chopped or crushed.

Cayenne pepper, or capsicum, can also be taken as a herbal food supplement. This is a natural stimulant which works well in clearing the arteries, thinning the blood and preventing clotting. It is also good for improving blood circulation and performance of the heart.

- The Best Exercises and Cardio Training -

All aerobic exercises help to strengthen the heart, and reduce the risk of coronary artery disease. Activities like brisk walking, swimming and cycling are good aerobic activities which will help to increase the heart rate.

A good aerobic workout, and heart strengthening fitness program, could include some Pilates and strength training exercises. Cardiovascular workout plans and training programs are available on video and on DVD, if you want to unclog your arteries without joining a gym.

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