Published On: Thu, Aug 7th, 2014

Watermelon lowers the risk of heart disease

 

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(Healingtalks) Research show that drinking watermelon juice lowers plague, unclogs arteries, and helps with many other ailments. This should be seen in the light of the fact that heart disease is the leading cause of death in the US. In turn, atherosclerosis or the hardening of the arteries induces heart attacks.  A great way to lower arterial plaque is by the consumption of fresh, organic, raw vegetable and fruit juices, including watermelon juice.

Research on watermelon juice

Researchers from the University of Kentucky tested mice on a high cholesterol diet. Where given watermelon juice as a supplement and over a 8 week period, their body fat (especially in the abdomen) was lowered significantly.  Surprisingly, this had no effect on the muscle mass of the mice. Plasma cholesterol concentrations and atherogenic plaque lesions were also reduced. There was a moderate reduction in intermediate and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol concentrations.  In short, the mice who had the watermelon juice ended up having much less risk of progressive arterial hardening and heart attacks.

Dr. Sibu Saha, the lead investigator in the study said, “Melons have many health benefits… this pilot study has found three interesting health benefits in mouse model of atherosclerosis. Our ultimate goal is to identify bioactive compounds that would improve human health”.

Anne Wigmore’s Living Food Lifestyle

When Anne Wigmore first developed the living foods lifestyle the only juices she used to heal where wheatgrass and watermelon juices. Watermelon juice is packed with some of the most important antioxidants in nature, being a great source of vitamin C, vitamin A, beta-carotene, and   lycopene ( which has been extensively studied for its antioxidant properties).  The consumption of watermelon can improve insulin signaling and protect against macular degeneration.  So why not reward yourself with this delicious drink.

More Health Benefits

Watermelon juice helps to prevent a host of cancers, is a diuretic, and has powerful anti-aging effects.

 

Related Resources:

Anne Wigmore Natural Health Institute – Living Foods Lifestyle:   Why Living Foods

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