Dr Oz: How To Keep Your Arteries Unclogged
Dr Oz and Star Jones discussed common heart attack triggers, and one thing they have in common is clogged arteries. Next, he wanted to share foods that can help to keep the arteries unclogged. Think of these as “natural Drano.” They are: shellfish, kiwi fruit, Brussels sprouts, and grape juice.
Dr Oz: Heart Healthy Foods for Your Arteries
A woman from the audience said she was concerned about her family heart history, which is a concern for her when it comes to health. She watches her diet and stays active, but she could use some more advice.
Doctor Oz compared the heart to dirty pipes, and said it would be best to clean them out without medication. Check out the menu items he recommended.
Dr Oz: Shellfish for Clogged Arteries
Dr Oz’s first advice was shellfish: scallops, shrimp, and oysters. Though they contain cholesterol, they are good for the heart because they lower the bad cholesterol levels in the body.
Eat three to four ounces of shellfish about three times per week. Don’t believe that all cholesterol is bad for you.
Dr Oz: Kiwi Fruit Cleans Arteries
Did you know that kiwi fruit is good for your body’s arteries? If you have been forgetting to grab it at the grocery store, make sure to add it to your list. Eating two Kiwis per day for eight weeks can make a huge difference to improve your body’s healthy HDL cholesterol levels. It sounds good to me!
Dr Oz: Brussels Sprouts Superfood
Brussels Sprouts and Broccoli are among the cruciferous vegetables that are heart healthy, in addition to other nutritional benefits. Dr Oz’s audience assistant said she likes to roast them in olive oil, sea salt and honey.
Dr Oz toasts his Brussels Sprouts with lemon juice and walnuts for about 10 minutes. Eat them about three times per week.
Dr Oz: Grape Juice Antioxidants
Concord Grape Juice is a great natural way to get antioxidants that will help to relax your blood vessels. Darker juices are better, and wine would work for this too. Try drinking some grapefruit juice with hard cheese as a snack.
Which of these heart healthy foods is your favorite?