The spice turmeric is a powerful anti-inflammatory agent that can help keep arteries free from any kind of blockage. It contains curcumin, which lowers inflammation, a major cause behind hardening of the arteries.
According to a 2009 study by French researchers, curcumin may help reduce fatty deposits in arteries by almost 26 percent. It has vitamin B6 that is important in maintaining optimal homocysteine levels, which in excess causes plaque buildup and blood vessel damage. Moreover, turmeric helps reduce cholesterol oxidation and LDL levels.
To keep your arteries functioning properly, drink a glass of warm turmeric milk daily. Also, include this spice in your cooking.