A BBC news article entitled "Juice 'prevents clogged arteries'" featured one of the many studies that highlight the benefits of noninvasive methods of reducing arterial plaque. This University of Montpellier study and others have given clogged artery sufferers good news: a major weapon in the fight against arterial plaque can be the humble juicer. Simply drinking four glasses of fresh, additive-free, high-antioxidant content juice daily can help flush the arteries of plaque.
Things You'll Need
- Purple grapes
Juice three bunches of purple grapes in your juicer according to the manufacturer's instructions. According to Molecular Nutrition and Food Research in the BBC article, purple grapes afford the best protection against arterial dysfunction.
Juice the grapes first thing in the morning before you have consumed any other food. After consuming the juice, wait at least half an hour (longer if you can) before consuming any other food. This allows the grape juice ample time to be absorbed into your system.
Juice three apples. This can be done in the morning if you must bring the juice to work with you. Drink the apple juice at least one half hour before you consume lunch, or roughly four hours after you've consumed the grape juice.
Juice four carrots. Again, this can be done at the start of your day if you do not have access to your juicer at work. Drink the carrot juice one half hour before eating dinner, or roughly four hours after the apple juice. If the carrot juice is consumed as a mid-afternoon snack before a late dinner, it may be paired with any fresh fruit or vegetable, but if you plan on adding any other type of food to your snack, wait half an hour after drinking your carrot juice.
Juice two pomegranates. Although your juicer may be designed to handle the flesh of fruits and vegetables, it is best to peel and seed the pomegranates first as the peel has a bitter taste. This should be the last thing you consume for the day. Brush your teeth after consuming the juice so that the natural sugar does not remain on your teeth and cause decay.
Tips & Warnings
- Purchase a high-quality juicer that juices the skin of the fruit as well as the flesh.
- The sooner the juice is consumed after juicing, the more healthful properties it retains.
- Substitute other high-antioxidant fruits, such as kiwis, blueberries or strawberries, if you like, according to the season and availability.