Slash Your "Bad" Cholesterol with Nature's Own Sweetener

In All Health Watch, Cholesterol, Diet and Nutrition, Heart and Cardiovascular

It’s just possible that nature’s very own sweetener may be the finest thing for your heart. That’s because emerging science shows it drastically cuts “bad” LDL cholesterol. And can lower your blood pressure. In just two weeks.

The new research comes from Dr. Noori S. Al-Waili. He conducts research at the heart center at Mount Vernon Hospital in New York. He also served as the Scientific Advisor to the prestigious Dubai Medical Center and Research Laboratories. And coordinated research for the Dubai College of Medicine. He’s spent 15 years specializing in research on this sweetener. And has published over 160 peer-reviewed articles on the subject.

His latest study has just appeared in the Journal of Medicinal Food.  It shows that an all-natural sweetener lowers “bad” cholesterol by over 10 percent.

Now that doesn’t seem to make sense. Foods containing sucrose and fructose are usually bad news for heart health.  And both are present in this sweetener. But in the sweetener that Dr. Al-Waili used, they’re the all-natural kind. There’s nothing processed about them.

And because of that… this sweetener actually tackles major factors in heart disease. 

Medical Community Rallies

Now other experts are coming forward to support his findings.

“Eating [this food] lowers the risk of heart disease,” says Dr. Maureen Williams, a 25-year medical veteran. She conducts research for Bastyr University in Seattle, Washington. She also runs a successful clinic in Victoria, B.C.

“Healthy people experienced an immediate decrease in LDL cholesterol and triglyceride levels after drinking the solution,” says Dr. Williams. “Taking the solution for 15 days was even more pronounced in people with high cholesterol.”

Several other doctors have conducted their own research. And it backs up Dr. Al-Waili’s findings.

Dr. Nicki Engeseth is a professor at the University of Illinois.  She’s been heading up research in heart health for over a decade.  

And she says his findings mirror her own.

“[This sweetener] dramatically slows the rate of oxidation which is related to LDL in blood,” says Dr. Engeseth.

Dr. Engeseth notes that oxidized LDLs are a big problem in heart health. Several studies show that they form the foundation of dangerous plaques. Those plaques clog your arteries and lead to heart attacks and strokes.

So… in simple language… this natural sweetener stops cholesterol from clogging up your arteries. 

Dr. Engeseth’s study showed something else too… that this sweetener lowered C-reactive protein (CRP) levels.  Plenty of research shows that high levels of CRP cause inflammation. That in turn is a critical factor in heart disease. 

So just what is this heart-healthy sweetener?  It’s nature’s first and finest: simple, all-natural honey. 

On Friday we’ll look at Dr. Al-Waili’s study. We’ll examine just how honey benefits heart health. And we’ll reveal the specific type of honey you need to buy.

To your best health,
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Ian Robinson,
Managing Editor,
NHD “Health Watch”