WELLNESS & FITNESS

A Super Drink That Can Unclog Arteries And Prevent Heart Disease, According To Science

Date April 4, 2018

They say prevention is better than a cure and thankfully, there are a number of things you can eat and drink that can help you maintain your health.

Recent research published in the journal Atherosclerosis showed that pomegranate extract is great for the prevention and even reversal of heart diseases that occur due to the thickening of coronary arteries.

Not only does it reduce plaque buildup in the arteries, it also prevents cardiac enlargement and helps cut down the accumulation of lipids in the heart muscle. Here are the five main reasons that pomegranates are the best choice to protect your heart.

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1. Essential nutrients

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Pomegranate seeds contain such nutrients as protein, Vitamin C and K, folate, and potassium, which means they have a strong antioxidant power and are capable of preventing damage caused by free radicals.

2. Anti-inflammatory abilities

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Pomegranates help to reduce inflammation, thereby preventing heart diseases, cancer, diabetes, obesity and even Alzheimer's.

3. Great for the lowering of blood pressure

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If you want to prevent hypertension, then 150ml of pomegranate juice can be a fantastic addition to your diet. Consume this daily and you will notice a big difference in about two weeks. It also reduces your chances of having a heart attack or stroke.

4. It helps fight bacteria

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Pomegranates have antifungal and antibacterial properties. This means they're great for fighting several types of bacterial and fungal infections.

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5. Lowers cholesterol

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The statins used to lower cholesterol may be harmful to our health. However, Pomegranates are an amazing and natural alternative. The seeds can help to unclog your arteries and keep things moving smoothly.

Now that you know how beneficial the drink is, you may want to check out the video below to learn how to make pomegranate juice at home.

It's not so difficult, right? Pomegranate juice really should be a part of your daily diet as you certainly do not want to miss out on all these great benefits.

Some pomegranate interactions you should be aware of:

  • It should not be taken with some medications that are broken down by the liver which includes amitriptyline (Elavil), codeine, desipramine (Norpramin) and flecainide (Tambocor).
  • It should not be taken with high blood pressure medications as it can cause the BP to be too low.
  • If you are taking medications for hypertension (Antihypertensive drugs) you should ask your doctor before taking pomegranate.

It is important to seek your doctor's opinion before consuming pomegranate extract, especially if you are already on some medications.

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This article is solely for informational purposes. Do not self-diagnose or self-medicate, and in all cases consult a certified healthcare professional before using any information presented in the article. The editorial board does not guarantee any results and does not bear any responsibility for harm that may result from using the information provided in the article.