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Atherosclerosis

Also indexed as:Arterial Disease, Coronary Artery Disease, Coronary Heart Disease, Hardening of the Arteries, Plaque (Arterial)
Get your blood flowing freely and protect your arteries from hardening with a few healthy habits. According to research or other evidence, the following self-care steps may be helpful.
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Get your blood flowing freely and protect your arteries from hardening with a few healthy habits. According to research or other evidence, the following self-care steps may be helpful.
  • Trim the unhealthy fat

    Protect your arteries by cutting meat, dairy fats, and foods containing trans fats out of your diet

  • Get to know tocotrienols

    Take 200 mg a day of these potent antioxidants to slow down the build-up of plaque in your arteries

  • Take extra garlic

    900 mg a day of standardized garlic powder can help slow down the process of hardening of the arteries

  • Lower your homocysteine levels

    Reduce the blood levels of this potentially toxic substance by taking a daily B-vitamin combo containing folic acid (400 to 1,000 mcg), vitamin B12 (50 to 300 mcg), and vitamin B6 (10 to 50 mg)

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