Foods That Can Help Prevent Clogged Arteries

Most Americans don't get enough fiber, so the four grams of fiber in a cup of oats is a nice addition.

1. Oats

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Black beans are a great source of soluble fiber, with three times as much per cup as oats.

2. Beans

Another benefit is that beans with a lot of color, like black beans and red kidney beans, have a lot of antioxidants.


These discs are in the same family as beans, which means they have many of the same health benefits.

3. Lentils

Early study on rats showed that lentils seem to fix the damage that high blood pressure does to blood vessels.


A lot of study on omega-3 fatty acids looks at how they affect the brain, but these powerful anti-inflammatories also help your heart.

4. Fish

Try to eat fatty fish at least twice a week.


There is also a good amount of fiber in these green veggies.

5. Avocados

Find out more about how avocados are good for your heart.


Nuts are another good source of fats that are good for your heart, and pistachios have an added benefit.

6. Pistachios

You can also get plant sterols from sesame seeds if you are allergic to nuts.


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