A Diet of Fruits can lower Cholesterol

A latest study shows what mothers have been saying for years – fruits really are good for you.

Researchers at Wake Forest University School of Medicine found that eating vegetables and fruits might cut cholesterol, prevent build-up of fatty deposits in the arteries and could give protection against heart disease, according to a study on mice.

Lead researchers Michael Adams charged the effect of a fruits diet on heat disease in mice.

The lab mice used in the study had been bred specially to develop atherosclerosis – a configuration of fatty plaques in the arteries which could lead to blocked blood flow frequently resulting in heart attacks and strokes.

The mice were divided into two groups – on group ate a fruits free diet, while the other half were given a diet rich in broccoli, green beans, corn, peas and carrots.

After 16 weeks, researchers deliberate the mice’ cholesterol. They found that the mice which had fruits in their diets had 38 percent less build-up of fatty deposits in their arteries.

“Although the pathways involved remain uncertain, the results indicate that a diet rich in green and yellow vegetables inhibits the development of hardening of the arteries and may reduce the risk of heart disease,” Adams said.