They say that what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.
But if a heart condition DOESN’T put you in an early grave…
You could become so WEAK you can’t even take care of yourself!
I’m talking about thick, hardened arteries… and BP numbers that are through the roof…
Both of which can SHUT DOWN your cardiovascular system.
But you don’t have to lose your independence… OR your life.
Because there’s a heart health-boosting superfruit that can BREATHE NEW LIFE into your heart… and into your vessels!
Here’s the best way to tap into its potential.
Slow artery thickening… by 30%?
This fruit may very well have been God’s first edible creation, with human records of its use dating back to 3,500 B.C. in ancient Mesopotamia.
That, of course, is the legendary real location of the Garden of Eden.
Some say that THIS was the “forbidden fruit” of Adam and Eve… and NOT the apple!
But today, the pomegranate (Punica granatum)… or “seeded apple,” as its name means… is no longer off-limits.
In fact, it’s a gift from God!
At least when it comes to your heart health.
It’s no mistake or fluke of nature that its red juice looks like blood… or that the inside of the fruit resembles the chambers of a heart.
It’s a sign from God… who’s TELLING us what to use it for!
You may have heard how pomegranates are antioxidant-rich superfoods that can FIGHT free radicals and EXTINGUISH inflammation…
But that’s not all.
These fruits provide very specific benefits for your cardiovascular health – particularly if you’re in the crosshairs for atherosclerosis.
That’s when plaque builds up and sticks to the walls of your arteries, making them stiff and narrow… and keeping your blood from circulating properly.
Pomegranate beats back that dangerous thickening, as it can…
- INHIBIT oxidation of LDL cholesterol, which is only “bad” when it’s oxidized
- SLOW and even REVERSE plaque formation, helping keep arteries wide and flexible
- RELAX blood vessels
- IMPROVE blood flow, and
- LOWER blood pressure, particularly your systolic (or “top”) number, in as little as 2 weeks.
Research shows that drinking pomegranate juice could help hit the brakes on atherosclerosis… by at least 30%!
The key is in its rich content of antioxidants called polyphenols – but they’re not just any ol’ antioxidants.
At work here is a very special kind called punicalagin – and it’s found in almost NO plants other than pomegranates!
It’s a type of “ellagitannin,” which means it’s a larger molecule that your body then breaks down into smaller compounds, like ellagic acid.
Now, pomegranate juice may be an antioxidant powerhouse that’s widely available at pretty much any grocery or convenience store…
But like other fruit juices, it’s CHOCK FULL of sugar – even if NONE has been added to it!
It’s just the naturally occurring sugars in the pomegranate fruit that get concentrated in fruit juice concentrate.
But that makes pomegranate juice a calorie bomb for some folks.
So, if you’re worried about your glycemic load… or your caloric intake… you can take pomegranate extract supplements instead.
They’re usually extracted from the whole fruit, including parts we don’t normally eat — like the rind, white flesh, stems, and even leaves – so they pack a bigger punch.
The extract can also be found in some “superfood” supplements. Just make sure it’s from a maker you trust.
If you like the taste, you can indulge in the juicy seeds of the pomegranate – the ruby red “jewels” you’ll find inside when you crack one open.
POM sells them individually and labels them by their technical name, “arils.”
They’re great on salads… in stir-fry… or on their own as a snack.
You’ll get more fiber by eating the fruit than drinking the juice, too.
And they’re in season right now – in the winter!