A person’s arteries can become clogged by a buildup of a substance called plaque. Arteries are large blood vessels that connect the heart to the rest of the body and carry oxygen and nutrients to/from the heart and the rest of the body. They should be flexible and elastic to efficiently deliver blood, but age and plaque build-up can make them less elastic and harder. According to the World Health Organization, around 26% of deaths in 2018 were due to heart disease.
There are no quick fixes for melting away plaque, but people can make key lifestyle changes to stop more of it accumulating and to improve their heart health. Here are 10 foods that will help you clean up your arteries and regain a strong and healthy heart.