Top 10 Artery-Cleansing Superfoods

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7. Watermelon

A fruit that is good for your arteries is watermelon. A 2011 study by University of Kentucky researchers found that watermelon helps reduce atherosclerosis (buildup of plaque in the arteries) in animals.

In addition, the amino acid L-citrulline found in watermelon helps lower blood pressure. It helps widen the blood vessels by stimulating nitric oxide production.

Moreover, watermelon helps modify blood lipids and lowers belly fat accumulation, which in turn reduces the risks associated with coronary artery plaque accumulation and heart disease.

Eat 1 cup of fresh watermelon or drink a glass of watermelon juice each day to keep your arteries free from plaque and enjoy good cardiovascular health.

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