Ayurvedic treatments such as Snehan (Oleation), Swedan (fomentation), and Basti (medicated enema) are non-invasive treatments for heart blockage management that increase oxygen uptake and improve cardiorespiratory function. “I wouldn’t say you can ‘reverse’ heart disease, because that implies you had something and now you don’t,” she says. “You can’t cure heart disease, but you can slow its progression.” Ornish agrees that if you’re just trying to slow heart disease, you might have more freedom with your diet.
It turns out avocados are good news when it comes to your arteries, too. This heart-healthy fruit increases your “good” cholesterol while lowering your “bad” cholesterol. Avocados are also chock-full of potassium. Fruits such as oranges, cantaloupes and papaya are rich in beta-carotene, potassium, magnesium and fiber. Dark chocolate is good for your heart health. The higher the percentage of cocoa the better! (The fiber and protein increase with higher cocoa and the sugar decreases).