Why aronia is good for your heart

Need one super powered fruit to improve the health of your heart? Then aronia is your best bet. Aronia is a recent discovery for all its therapeutic qualities. Though it has many advantages, an important one involves one of the most vital organs of the body – the heart.

Heart disease, stroke and diabetes are the big health robbers in our population. Reviewing research literature reveals studies showing significant health effects and benefits of aronia’s phytonutrients (plant based) on the body. One study from Bulgaria showed positive results for diabetics which concluded: “Accumulated data illustrated the hypoglycemic potential (ability to lower blood sugar) of aronia juice”. As a sugar addicted society, aronia can help lower the damage on the heart and blood vessels from the ravages of a poor diet.

Another study in Poland assessed the effects of aronia berry’s antioxidant power. “The lead, aluminum and copper concentration was decreased while zinc concentration in red blood cells was increased”. This has a significant impact by repairing damage to cells in the body. These are only two among many studies on the power of this little berry.

Aronia berries have the almost magical and instant ability to boost blood circulation in the body. This makes them ideal in any detox program. Their tart distinct flavor is packed with natural healing powers that strengthen blood vessels. This greatly reduces the chances of heart disease, preventing cholesterol build up and keeping the heart healthy and pumping!

Best defense against free radicals

The secret behind this aronia berries’ ability to fight diseases such as diabetes and, of course, cardiovascular ones is the power to stop free radicals from forming in the body. These free radicals are not triggered by anything we eat or do. They form spontaneously when oxygen interrupts the natural formation of electrons. This interruption can cause damage to proteins, our cells and even DNA. The Aronia berry helps our natural bodily defenses to fight the free radicals.

Another fact to know is that though many berries hold phenolic acids, the aronia berry has very high amounts. This is the main reason for its wonderful healing qualities, especially against free radicals. Aronia berries or chokeberries also boast of possessing one of the highest amounts of in vitro antioxidant activities among all berries and fruits. This too helps to fight infections and regulate the body.

Source: Idoori/Better Health Naturally

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