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4 Foods That Can Help Cleanse Your Heart Chambers

Your heart is made up of arteries; veins and capillaries. The arteries are known to be the largest blood vessels that perform major transportation functions. Like taking food, blood and oxygen to the various parts of the body where it is needed.

With all the beautiful functions performed by these blood vessels; it is also equally important that you take care as to cleanse them regularly. Here are a few foods that can help cleanse your heart chambers:


Fatty fish is very important for your body because it contains a healthy dose of various antioxidants that can help cleanse your blood vessels. One of the most important and revitalizing compounds found in fatty fish is omega-3 fatty acids. Omega 3 has been attributed to a reduced risk in blood clots; platelet aggregation; lowers bad cholesterol levels; and an improved heart health.

According to Dr Brewer, " research shows that people who eat 2+ servings of fish per week are less likely to develop atherosclerosis in their carotid arteries." [1] Examples of fatty fish include salmon, sardines and mackerel.

Flax Seeds

The health benefits of flax seeds have been so underestimated. Just like fatty fish, flax seeds are also a great source of omega-3 fatty acids. They also contain a healthy dose of fibre and various antioxidants like lignans. Research has proven that consuming flax seeds on a regular basis reduces blood sugar; insulin levels; and reduces chances of diabetes. However, it is best to opt for grounded flax seeds because the whole ones are hard to digest.


This particular kind of fruit contains a very large amount of polyphenol compounds which have both anti-inflammatory and antioxidative effects on the body. Consuming berries on a regular basis promotes heart health; reduces blood sugar; and improves good cholesterol levels. Blackberries, blueberries, raspberries and strawberries are a handful of healthy minerals and vitamins. 

Citrus Fruits

Never underestimate the power of citrus fruits. This particular family of fruits contain a very high amount of polyphenol compounds called flavonoids. These fruits are beneficial to the heart because they contain antioxidants; reduce risks of inflammation; improves good cholesterol levels; and reduce chances of diabetes.



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