Looking for a way to lower your cholesterol? Pomegranate juice may be the answer.
According to Mayo Clinic, several small studies suggest that pomegranate juice can help lower cholesterol. How?
Pomegranate juice contains antioxidants, and has higher levels of antioxidants than many other fruit juices. Antioxidants are thought to provide several heart-protecting benefits, including reducing low-density lipoprotein (LDL, or “bad”) cholesterol.
Pomegranate juice is generally safe to drink if certain facts are first considered. If you choose to drink pomegranate juice, check the label to be sure that you’re drinking pure pomegranate juice, and not a mixture of juices that contains added sugar. The sugar adds more calories to the juice, which reduces its heart-health benefits. Additionally, there is also some scholarly thought that pomegranate juice may block or slow the buildup of cholesterol in the arteries of people who are at higher risk of heart disease.