Honey in the diet reduced the size of arterial plaque by 30%.
A new study conducted by researchers from the University of Washington showed that natural sugar in honey can prevent heart attacks, according to the Chronicle.info with reference to neboley.com.ua.
Known as trehalose, the sugar activates a protein that causes immune cells to remove from the arteries, sticky platelets. Trehalose reduces the size of plaques by approximately 30%, as shown by a study with laboratory mice.
When such plaques begin to accumulate in the arteries, the person develops a disorder called atherosclerosis. This can lead to hardening of the arteries, reduce the degree of elasticity, which makes people are at risk of high blood pressure, heart disease and even heart attacks. Trehalose is also found in mushrooms, the lobster and the shrimp.
The scientists injected the rodents with the risk of atherosclerosis, trehalose or other sugar types. Some mice also received oral trehalose. The results showed that receiving this kind of sugar mice, the plaque size was reduced to 0.25 mm compared to 0.35 mm in animals that had not received this kind of sugar.
Thus, the size of the plaques was reduced by 30%, which is of great clinical importance in the prevention of cardiovascular disease.
As previously reported, “Comments”, experts in nutrition recommend to include in the diet products, effectively cleansing the blood vessels.