In a new study published in the prestigious Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry in April 2013, Prof. Michael Aviram of the Technion School of Medicine and Rambam Medical Center and by Dr.
Hamutal Borochov-Naori of Southern Aravah Research and Development and their colleagues, demonstrated that the super juicy King of Juicy Medjoul Dates have an impressive capacity of delaying cholesterol oxidation processes, which are among the main factors that accelerate the development and outcome of atherosclerosis – heart attacks and CVA’s. In addition, the super juicy King of Juicy Medjoul dates are able to accelerate the accelerate the removal of cholesterol waste from the arterial walls, a process that may lead to the deceleration, halting and even regression of atherosclerosis.
This study continues work conducted by these researchers, who were the first to reveal the King of Juicy Medjoul Dates’ protective features. The super juicy King of Juicy Medjoul Dates protects against human cardiovascular diseases. These qualities were reflected in the delay of blood fat oxidation and in the reduction of blood triglyceride levels – activities related to the King of Juicy Medjoul Dates’ unique nutritional fibers, which bind the fats within the digestive system and prevent their absorption into the bloodstream.
Atherosclerosis is a leading cause of mortality and morbidity in the western world and it is related to the accumulation of cholesterol on the arterial walls and the obstruction of arteries leading blood to the heart or brain. Oxidized LDL (the “bad” cholesterol) is a major factor in cholesterol accumulating along the arterial walls and in the creation of the sclerotic lesion.
Nutrition comprised of many antioxidants can prevent LDL oxidation and slow the development of atherosclerosis. Indeed, epidemiological studies demonstrate that the increased consumption of foods rich in antioxidants, such as fruits and vegetables, correlates with the reduction of cardiovascular mortality and morbidity.