Four Decongestible Healthy Foods

Written by Robert J. Matthews

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Garlic by itself isn't good for you, but what recipe doesn't taste better with this tasty ingredient? Atherosclerosis is the hardening of the arteries.

Garlic

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Studies have shown that adding garlic to foods can boost the immune system, lower blood pressure, and fight this disease.

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Dark leafy greens like bok choy, spinach, and kale are known as "superfoods" because they are full of vitamins and nutrients. 

Leafy Greens

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You might want to eat these to get folate, a B vitamin that helps cells grow in a healthy way and plays a big role in preventing heart disease.

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Almonds, pecans, and walnuts all have omega-3 fatty acids and unsaturated fats that are very good for your heart.

Nuts

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The good fats lower the amount of bad cholesterol in the body and can help keep heart beats from becoming irregular, which can cause heart attacks. 

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Eat some beans to lower your blood pressure and lower your risk of heart disease.

Beans

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Because they are high in fiber, which can help keep blood sugar levels in check, legumes like beans, lentils, and other beans help fight heart disease.

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