Tagged: hardening of the arteries

Banana peel and heart disease

Banana Peel Blocks Artery Disease

Researchers from China Pharmaceutical University’s Department of Physiology have determined that a banana peel extract blocks the ability of oxidized LDL-cholesterol from sticking to and damaging artery walls. This means that the molecule blocks the process of artery plaque build up. The molecule,...

lycopene and tomatoes

Tomatoes Reduce Hardening of Arteries

New research has confirmed that lycopene, the carotenoid that makes tomatoes red, lowers the risk of hardening of the arteries. A 2011 study from researchers at the San Camillo de Lellis Hospital Cardiology Unit in Foggia, Italy, used ultrasonic testing and blood tests...