Everyone knows fruits and vegetables are essential components to healthy diets. They contain tons of vitamins, nutrients and fiber--some of which we can’t ingest through any other food! But did you know that specific fruits and veggies can have more specialized positive effects on your body’s most precious organs?
A recent study published in the medical journal Atherosclerosis provided exciting evidence that the humble pomegranate may prevent and even reverse one of the most common and most devastating coronary diseases--atherosclerosis, or, the thickening and hardening of arteries caused by excessive fat intake. With the CDC reporting that heart disease is the number one killer for both men and women in America annually, with about 600,000 annual deaths, this promising research arrives not a moment too soon.
How did pomegranates become heroes against the United State’s #1 most deadly disease? Scientists added pomegranate extract to the drinking water given to lab mice with genetic susceptibility for coronary blockages for two weeks, and discovered that the mice enjoyed reduced severity and occurrence of artery-clogging plaques by the end of the trial. Not only were their cardiovascular systems healthier, but the mice also displayed reduced levels of oxidative stress, reduced cardiac inflammation, and much more.
Amazing, no? The scientists concluded that it’s possible our ancestors included pomegranates as part of their regular diet, and as we evolved over time and ate less of the fruit, our organs suffered negative feedback. The high levels of vitamin C found in the fruit don’t hurt, either.
So—wonder-fruit or latest fad fruit? Regardless, it’s obvious that pomegranates are great for us and taste great to us. So why not throw some extra pom-goodness into your diet? When you swig a nutrition-packed, tasty, hunger-zapping bottle of Pomegranate Blueberry Oatworks, you’re doing your whole body a big favor. Combining the amazing cardiovascular benefits of real pomegranate juice with the heart-healthy fiber found in oats, Oatworks delivers a one-two punch of cardio care.
So, will you be upping your pomegranate game anytime soon? How will you integrate it into your daily health regime? Let us know in the comments, and when you're ready to explore the wonders of Oatworks Pomegranate Blueberry, find a bottle here.