Japanese research shows that only 1 cup of 200ml of this delicious, ultra-cheap and extremely easy-to-do red juice is needed, you can simultaneously fight high blood pressure and bad cholesterol.
Scientists at the Tokyo University of Medicine and Dentistry have invited 480 volunteers to participate in the study of beverages for a year and discovered the "super juice" that is good for the cardiovascular system, and at the same time easy. Making and inexpensive top: pure tomato juice .
The most unexpected result occurred in 94 people in the volunteer group, a group of patients with high blood pressure. They had an average drop of 3% in blood pressure, and this happened in people who were not treated with high blood pressure drugs.
Researchers discovered and discovered lycopene , a rich chemical in tomatoes and gives this fruit a delicious red color, capable of preventing plaque from accumulating in the arteries. Since then, the patient's blood vessels are more smoothly, helping to lower blood pressure.
In addition, lycopene has the ability to inhibit LDL - the bad cholesterol, which helps the body's LDL levels drop by an average of 3.3%.This "red chemical" both reduces the absorption of cholesterol in the small intestine, and prevents the synthesis of cholesterol in the liver.
Cholesterol is a type of fat that can build up in arteries, causing atherosclerosis, leading to a risk of vascular occlusion and fatal cardiovascular events such as heart attack or stroke.
To achieve this effect, you only need to drink very small amounts: 1 small glass of about 200 ml of pure tomato juice every day. The researchers also recommend that benefits only be obtained when you do not add salt or sugar to the juice.
The study just published in the journal Science Science and Nutrition.