How to Juice for Heart Health

Juicing pomegranate is a delicious way to improve your heart health.
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Juicing fresh fruits and vegetables is a delicious way to add concentrated nutrients to your diet. Certain fruits, vegetables and herbs contain greater amounts of antioxidants and other substances that support heart and blood vessel health. The MayoClinic.com recommends pomegranate and other fruit juices containing high doses of polyphenol antioxidants, which may help reduce the build-up of cholesterol in the arteries for improved blood flow. Garlic also has heart-healthy compounds and can be added to a fruit juice. While juicing is a convenient way to add fresh fruits and vegetables to your diet, it does remove the healthy fiber that is found in the pulp and peel.

Step 1

Purchase a juicer that you are able to use easily and that can remove the juice from fruit and vegetables effectively. Wash the produce and herbs you will be juicing and cut, peel and remove seeds as needed.

Step 2

Remove the pomegranate seeds from the peel and inner rind. Juice the fleshy seeds of the pomegranate only. Add whole blueberries to the juicer; these berries are also rich in antioxidants.

Step 3

Add an apple to the juicer and juice. Apples contain compounds that help to breakdown low-density lipoprotein or unhealthy cholesterol that can cause blockages in the heart.

Step 4

Peel a clove of garlic and add it to the juicer. Garlic contains blood-thinning compounds and may thus help prevent high blood pressure and heart attacks. A small amount of garlic juice will add health benefits without altering the taste of the sweet fruit juice.

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