The Best Foods to Clean Out Your Arteries
In this video, we’re going to talk about the best foods to clean out your arteries.
The most inner part of your arteries is called the endothelial layer. If there is a dysfunction with this layer, you can develop inflammation. In turn, this inflammation can cause scarring, calcium deposits, and cholesterol deposits to build up.
A CAC (coronary artery calcification) test is the absolute best way to detect the state of your arteries. Get one of these tests and, if you have signs of build-up, clean up your diet with the tips below. Have a CAC test every few months until the problem is resolved.
Here are the best things you can do to clean out your arteries:
- Lower your carbohydrates and do intermittent fasting to improve your insulin levels. High insulin causes a massive amount of inflammation throughout your body, which can contribute to clogged arteries and clots. High insulin can also cause AGEs (advanced glycated end products), which is a situation where the proteins inside your arteries become damaged. The first thing you need to do is normalize your insulin levels.
- Consume foods rich in vitamin K2. Vitamin K2 lowers the amount of calcium in your blood and transports it to your bones. If you take vitamin D3, make sure you take it with vitamin K2. Natto, liver, eggs, butter, grass-fed beef, cheese, and sauerkraut are great sources of vitamin K2.
- Take tocotrienols. Tocotrienols are a form of vitamin E, which is 50X more effective than tocopherols. This is a powerful antioxidant that can help reduce inflammation and promote a healthy cardiovascular system.
- Increase omega-3 fatty acids, and lower omega-6 fatty acids. Cut the soy oil, corn oil, cottonseed oil, and other vegetable oils out of your diet. Instead, replace them with healthy fats, including fatty fish (such as salmon), cod liver oil, walnuts, and grass-fed meats. A good omega-3 to omega-6 ratio helps supports cardiovascular health.
- Increase your potassium. Potassium helps keep your arteries soft and not hardened. 7-10 cups of vegetables a day are vital to maintaining healthy potassium levels.
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Additionally, vitamin D is important for lowering your inflammation. Get plenty of sunlight or take a vitamin D3 supplement.
Dr. Eric Berg DC Bio:
Dr. Berg, age 55, is a chiropractor who specializes in Healthy Ketosis & Intermittent Fasting. He is the author of the best-selling book The Healthy Keto Plan, and is the Director of Dr. Berg Nutritionals. He no longer practices, but focuses on health education through social media.
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