10. Make lifestyle changes:
- This one is obvious but absolutely essential, according to clean arteries WebMD. Throw out the cigarettes, exercise regularly, and watch your weight. Try managing your stress levels too; stress is a common factor in heart disease. Make sure you run this by your doctor, but you’ll want to go up to 30 minutes of physical activity most days of the week.
9. Choose healthy fats:
- People have long thought that all fat was detrimental to heart health, but this isn’t the case, according to Medical News Today and many other studies that have debunked this myth.
Natural Living Ideas explains that omega-3 fatty acids found in fish and in cod liver oil, in particular are great for heart health. Other healthy oils and fats include avocado, olive, almond and flaxseed. Even coconut oil, which is a saturated fat, has a high lauric acid content, and this helps to lubricate our arteries.