The Best Foods to Clean Out Your Arteries

Clogged arteries? Here are the first 5 things you should do to clean up your diet.

0:00 What causes clogged arteries?
1:14 Best foods to clean out your arteries
4:30 Vitamin D and arterial health
5:39 How to bullet-proof your immune system course


In this video, we’re going to talk about the best foods to clean out your arteries.

The most inner part of your arteries is called the endothelial layer. If there is a dysfunction with this layer, you can develop inflammation. In turn, this inflammation can cause scarring, calcium deposits, and cholesterol deposits to build up.

A CAC (coronary artery calcification) test is the absolute best way to detect the state of your arteries. Get one of these tests and, if you have signs of build-up, clean up your diet with the tips below. Have a CAC test every few months until the problem is resolved.

Here are the best things you can do to clean out your arteries:

1. Lower your carbohydrates and do intermittent fasting to improve your insulin levels. High insulin causes a massive amount of inflammation throughout your body, which can contribute to clogged arteries and clots. High insulin can also cause AGEs (advanced glycated end products), which is a situation where the proteins inside your arteries become damaged. The first thing you need to do is normalize your insulin levels.

2. Consume foods rich in vitamin K2. Vitamin K2 lowers the amount of calcium in your blood and transports it to your bones. If you take vitamin D3, make sure you take it with vitamin K2. Natto, liver, eggs, butter, grass-fed beef, cheese, and sauerkraut are great sources of vitamin K2.

3. Take tocotrienols. Tocotrienols are a form of vitamin E, which is 50X more effective than tocopherols. This is a powerful antioxidant that can help reduce inflammation and promote a healthy cardiovascular system.

4. Increase omega-3 fatty acids, and lower omega-6 fatty acids. Cut the soy oil, corn oil, cottonseed oil, and other vegetable oils out of your diet. Instead, replace them with healthy fats, including fatty fish (such as salmon), cod liver oil, walnuts, and grass-fed meats. A good omega-3 to omega-6 ratio helps supports cardiovascular health.

5. Increase your potassium. Potassium helps keep your arteries soft and not hardened. 7-10 cups of vegetables a day are vital to maintaining healthy potassium levels.

Pomegranate is a great remedy for high blood pressure.

Additionally, vitamin D is important for lowering your inflammation. Get plenty of sunlight or take a vitamin D3 supplement.


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Thanks for watching. I hope this helped explain the best foods to clean out your arteries. I’ll see you in the next video.


  1. Dear Dr. Berg,

    I can’t thank you enough, the only thing I can do is like and subscribe to your channel. Had I stumbled upon on your channel earlier, I could have helped my mum more and reduced the progression of LVF in her. Unfortunately, she suffered a cardiac arrest and is on ventilator in a coma.

    To be honest, this is something every health care professionals should explain to families with people who have chronic diseases. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for these videos.

  2. I had open heart surgery 13 years ago. I am Only 31. I was never taught how to eat for my condition by any heart doctor. And yes I have asked on many occasions. I was only ever told to avoid salt. Videos like this are extremely helpful in that they provide information that most would have to otherwise pay a Nutritionalist for.

    • A registered Dietitian does that. Doctors don’t study nutrition. A dietitian will do blood work to see what your diet should be.

  3. I’ve had a stroke and a heart attack 5 years ago.
    Doctors just keep you on every type of medication but don’t tell you about the major side effects.

    Thank you Dr. Berg for being so informative and clear cut on how to improve our health naturally without stuffing the body with only medication.

    Really appreciate all the info

    • @Tru Veg cc how did they diagnose that you had a stroke ? I had some similar symptoms went to the hospital and they did a ecg and checked my blood pressure and checked my urine and said everything was fine

    • @Isaac Pajas I collapsed at home , my arteries in my throat burst whilst I was eating. My complete right side collapsed – face dropped , feeling in my hand and leg was lost.
      Upon examination , I was diagnosed with a stroke.
      They did a brain scan , blood tests etc.
      Only because I was rushed to hospital quickly – was I able to receive treatment asap which in turn stopped me from becoming permanently disabled.

  4. This is what a REAL doctor does. He actually educates the public about what to eat and not to eat. Sadly, a vast majority of doctors only do it for the wealth rather than the health of patients. I wish I had a doctor like this one <3

  5. I mean honestly, how much more can be said of this man. He has literally saved my life! Had blood clots about 15 years ago, no fun. Been following his advice for about a year and my health at 68 is phenomenal. Perfect weight, off all 5medications. Relationship with food, understood. I mean ,really, Wow, just Wow!!!

  6. Great video as usual. Appreciate your message around strengthening your immune system at the end. This idea is so neglected. The body is a fortress and ready to take on anything 24/7/365. Without an immune system you die very quickly. As long as you’re not immuno-compromised by some other mis fortune, the right diet with some fasting should help optimise it further, reducing your risk of ill health from disease causing pathogens (that are around and attacking us continually).

  7. I have lost over 40 lbs because with your help. I felt like I was dying, and now I feel so alive! I thank God for putting your videos before me, and I thank you for recording them and sharing your info!!

  8. I had to see a cardiologist because of my extremely high LDL (338 it was the highest my Primary physician had ever seen – I could stroke out any minute!). Statins for 8 months brought LDL down to 168. Cardiologist said based on blood lipids she could “guarantee” I had 30-40% artery blockage. Welp. My CAC Score = 0. The EKG also came back great. I’m 49. Overweight obese my entire adult life except for these 2 years on keto. Sedentary. Premature menopause. Cardiologist knows I’m on keto. Told me not to eat more than 2 whole eggs a week. I eat 2-3 eggs every day! LoL. Keto on y’all 👊🏽 get your CAC Score! 😁

  9. Thank you Dr Berg. Your videos made me go on to low carb no sugar and intermittent fasting. Whenever I’m struggling, you’re my go-to, motivating me to carry on!

  10. Went from 187 to 110 in 2 years on my calcium score (41% reduction). I only did 3 things. 1) Got my blood tested and was d3 deficient, so I started taking d3 and retested until I had normal levels. 2) Started taken k2 – supplement.What I take has 600mcg (mix of mk4 and mk7). 3) I cut out all sugar in my drinks (water, unsweet tea, coffee black and some diet soda). That’s all. I still eat like crap, so I bet it would even be better if I ate correctly.

  11. In more than a decade, I have been reading and watching several known physicians promoting natural health and I confess that no one teaches the public as clear and systematic as Dr. Berg. God bless you.

  12. Dr. Berg along with Dr Jason Fung are putting the information we need out there. Great work. Addressing insulin resistance is what finally helped me maintain long term weight loss. Have been trying to spread the word, more people need to hear this.

  13. I put faith in my doctors mistakenly. Never has one made an effort to improve my nutrition. In 4 weeks of healthy keto and IF, I have dropped 16lbs and feel so much better. Thank you Dr. Berg!

  14. The biggest thing I did in my diet was getting rid of all vegetable oils. Corn oil is so inflammatory in 2014 when I first found Dr. Berg I couldn’t walk and didn’t know why. I started eating keto and watched almost all of his videos and now at 2021 and 52 I feel younger than I did in my 20’s.

  15. I’ve been a cardiac nurse for about 13 years and not once have I heard a physician or practitioner actually educate a patient on the causes or remedies for heart disease, Thank you for this insight Dr. Berg

    • @Burt Blyleven Did you read what I wrote? I never said I was a nurse, nor did I say I believed every word this guy says. I said that physicians are clueless on nutrition. Being a nurse has nothing to do with it lol. Nurses know even less about nutrition than MDs.

    • It’s shameful. I was getting “pins and needles’ in my toes last year and my PCP told my to just take ibuprofen. This has it’s place as a pain reliever ,but does not get to the root of anything and is not good to take daily.

    • @Burt Blyleven not that simple, you’re leaving a whole lot of stuff out – there’s anticoags to be on life long, you’ll need a Betablocker and an Ace inhibitor prob some kind of nitrate too and oh prob another angiogram and Stent in a year or so or bypass – all the while never address the true cause so yes I believe this guy, trolls gonna troll smh

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