6. Pomegranate. Pomegranate is a great source of antioxidant, particularly vitamin C and polyphenols that help stimulate the production of nitric oxide. This helps keep blood flowing and the arteries open. Studies show that it can even reduce existing plaque formations in the arteries. Your doctor’s advice is vital when taking other medications together with pomegranate drinks, however.
7. Salmon. Another heart-healthy food is Salmon– an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids (DHA or docosahexaenoic acid and EPA or eicosapentaenoic acid). This help increases HDL cholesterol levels, reduce triglyceride levels, as well as decrease any inflammation of the blood vessels or formation of blood clots within the arteries.
8. Turmeric. Turmeric is an effective anti-inflammatory agent. It contains curcumin and Vitamin B6, which can help keep arteries free from any blockage. It can also lessen cholesterol oxidation and LDL level.
9. Watermelon. Not only is watermelon a good thirst quencher, but it also helps reduce any plaque buildup in the arteries. It contains amino acid L-citrulline that helps lower the blood pressure. It also helps manage blood lipids and decreases belly fat accumulation, hence is good for people who are keeping a diet plan.