Cardiovascular diseases caused by arterial plaque are one of the main causes of death of people aged above 50. Atherosclerosis or building up of plaque in coronary arteries blocks the passage through which oxygen filled blood passes. Plaque buildup makes the arteries rigid as well as narrow which are otherwise elastic and smooth thereby preventing blood flow to heart. Cheating arterial plaque buildup is one of the sure shot ways to cheat heart disease and disorders and keep away from strokes and heart attacks. Although surgeries and medications are what people resort when their heart is under threat but these treatment methods have side effects of their own. Here are 9 simple ways in which you can take good care of your heart and keep plaque away from your arteries.