Wonder Living : High cholesterol - The fruit juice proven to lower cholesterol and blood pressure

LDL cholesterol contributes to heart disease risk because it sticks to the inside of your artery walls.

Wonder Living : High cholesterol - The fruit juice proven to lower cholesterol and blood pressure
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Certain items have gained attention for their cholesterol-combating properties, such as pomegranate juice.

One study looked at the effects of pomegranate juice in people with type 2 diabetes and high cholesterol.

They noted significant reductions in “bad” LDL cholesterol, as well as other improvements.

LDL cholesterol contributes to heart disease risk because it sticks to the inside of your artery walls.

Drinking pomegranate juice has been shown to help

How to reduce cholesterol: Drinking pomegranate juice has been shown to help (Image: Getty Images)

Pomegranate juice has also been shown — in both animal and human studies — to protect LDL cholesterol particles from oxidation - one of the key steps in the pathway towards heart disease.

Bolstering the claims, pomegranate juice has also been shown to lower triglycerides - another type of fat found in your blood that can clog up your arteries if you have too much of it.

A four-week study in 51 people with high triglyceride levels showed that 800 mg of pomegranate seed oil per day significantly lowered triglycerides and improved the triglyceride-HDL ratio.

HDL protects against heart disease by taking the bad cholesterol out of your blood and keeping it from building up in your arteries.

Source : Express