How Pomegranate Helps Clean Your Arteries

Arteries are responsible for carrying oxygen-rich blood throughout the body. When you have healthy arteries, blood flows through the body quite easily. As you age, fatty deposits, cholesterol and cellular waste products settle on the inner walls of your arteries. Research shows that pomegranate can actually help clean your arteries helping to keep blood flowing smoothly. 

When arteries become clogged, the build up of arterial plaque can significantly reduce blood flow, and in some instances, arteries can become completely blocked. Since clogged arteries can increase your risk of stroke, heart attack and even death, it is crucial to take the necessary steps to reduce arterial plaque and do what you can to clean your arteries.

The Artery Cleaning Power of Pomegranate Juice

Making simple lifestyle changes are an excellent way to treat and prevent clogged arteries. This includes a diet that is rich in fruits and vegetables, but are some fruits and vegetables more helpful than others?

Pomegranates are extremely rich in antioxidants, including polyphenols, anthocyanins and tannins. Compared to other fruit juices, such as blueberry, orange and cranberry, pomegranate juice has the most antioxidant power. It is these high levels of antioxidants found in pomegranates that help clean clogged arteries.

Can Pomegranates Actually Reverse Atherosclerosis?

Promising research conducted on the benefits of pomegranate juice has found that pomegranates can prevent clogged arteries and may even reverse the progression of atherosclerosis. Specifically, researchers have found that pomegranates encourage the production of nitric oxide, which is an essential chemical that promotes healthy blood flow and keeps the arteries open. This is helpful in reducing the effects of oxidative stress on blood vessels. Perhaps the most exciting finding from this research is the ability of pomegranates to reduce plaque accumulations that have already built up in the blood vessels.

Additional research has also found that drinking pomegranate juice had a significant effect on arterial plaque. Researchers instructed participants to drink pomegranate juice on a daily basis. Within three months, plaque accumulations were reduced by 13 percent. After one year, arterial plaque was reduced by 30 percent. Plaque accumulation actually increased by nine percent within the group of people who were not drinking pomegranate juice on a daily basis.

In addition to healthier arteries with less plaque accumulation, pomegranate juice has other positive effects on the heart, including reduced fat accumulation around the heart, reduced inflammation within the blood vessels, less oxidative stress and improved ECG results. Given the dangers of cardiovascular disease and clogged arteries, the results of this research are certainly promising. With the help of this exotic fruit, it is possible to clean your arteries, help control your blood pressure and greatly reduce your risk of heart attack and stroke.

6/22/2018 7:00:00 AM
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Great tip for your heart health. Take an entire, intact garlic, wrap it in Reynolds Wrap, bake in hot oven (450) about an hour. Let it cool, peel, then eat it as is, or mash the cloves w/ some spices. It is so good for your heart & delicious as well.
Posted by Rose P
add crust garlic or aged garlic oil,1 lemon juice with you pomegranate juice.
Posted by kees
But drinkng pomegranate juice makes me constipated as my stools become very hard . Ao ad ise how nuch and what suration a person can take and with what other additions to avoid constipation
Posted by Stanley
How much juice should one drink every day? Is morning preferable to evening?
Posted by Stay
I constantly find myself fighting my cholesterol level. I drink fruit juices that are low in sugar exclusively and I avoid foods that are high in fats.

I will get with the pomegranate thing starting now, but any other advise is welcome. I did get down to a cholesterol count of 168, but it keeps sneaking up. I gave up cheese, ice cream ( very difficult to do ), but I can use all the advise you can render.
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