Fight Heart Disease With Pomegranate and Vitamin C

Heart disease kills close to a million people a year. This is due to obesity, smoking, and a bad diet of junk food and processed food. People falsely believe that when diagnosed with heart disease the only remedy is a low fat diet and a regiment of prescription drugs. This is not true.

Nature has provided excellent resources that can help reduce the occurrence of heart disease and help treat the condition once it is diagnosed. The natural qualities of Vitamin C and Pomegranate can reduce inflammation in your body and help eliminate the symptoms of heart disease.

Vitamin C is usually known to prevent scurvy but it is also known to lower inflammation by moderating levels of the C-reactive protein. A recent study proved that when a person takes a 1000mg of vitamin C, protein levels of the C-reactive protein can be reduced by 34%.

Pomegranate can improve the blood flow to the heart. Studies have shown that the pomegranate extract can reverse the effects of arterial stiffening. Patients who use pomegranate extract showed a 35% decrease in LDL cholesterol and the oxidation of that cholesterol was reduced by 90% . Both studies show that Vitamin C and Pomegranate together make a powerful argument against the notion that prescription drugs alone will prevent heart disease.

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Donnacha C 5 years ago from Ennis, Co Clare, Republic of Ireland

very good article! unfortunately this topic is very close to my pomegranate is uber delicious!

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Michael Jay 5 years ago

wow! This is truly a wonderful and very useful hub. Thank you so much for sharing good information about how to fight heart disease.

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