VIDEO: Cardiovascular Disease and the Super Food Pomegranate Juice
Most people have seen pomegranate juice in the supermarket but did you know it has tremendous effects on your arteries and your cardiovascular risk? Watch my latest video from my cardiovascular series to learn more about the benefits of pomegranate juice.
Hi I’m Dr. Mark Stengler from the Stengler Center for Integrative Medicine.
And today I want to talk to you about cardiovascular disease and the superfood pomegranate juice.
Now most people have seen pomegranate juice in the supermarket but did you know it has tremendous effects on your arteries and your cardiovascular risk.
Well, I want to talk to you about a very interesting study done in Israel. In this three year study of people with carotid artery plaque.
The participants receive only 1.7 ounces or 50 ml. of pomegranate juice daily what researchers found amongst to juice drinkers is that plaque thickness in the carotid arteries decreased an average of 13% in the first three months and 35% after one year.
As well, their systolic blood pressure was also reduced.
Those who did not drink pomegranate juice had a 9% increase in plaque thickness after one year.
So you can see something just as simple as drinking a couple ounces of pomegranate juice a day can have tremendous benefits for the health of your arteries and plaque formation.
Now what are the downsides of pomegranate juice is that it does contain a lot of sugar.
So I recommend you stay close to what the study used it which is 1.7 ounces or let’s say 2 ounces.
So you can take that straight, you can diluted in some water.
I would not recommend drinking a full glass of say eight ounces of pomegranate juice.
The sugar levels just too high, sticking at two ounces of pomegranate juice a day can have tremendous benefits for your arteries.
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