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Mark0035
04-12-2016, 08:30 AM
Please advise. I am taking Carrot Juice - Vitamin A to reverse arterial plaque but have been told to be careful as carrot juice (Vitamin A) can cause plaque chunks to dislodge and cause clot. Is this true?

yackedar
04-17-2016, 02:04 PM
Never heard of carrots acting as a chisel... :)

For that purpose look for research/study documents on Pomegranates.

Yack.

Mark0035
04-18-2016, 07:23 AM
For those that are curious. Dr Furhman has this summary on pomegranate:

Health Benefits of the Pomegranate

Most powerful anti-oxidant of all fruits
Potent anti-cancer and immune supporting effects
Inhibits abnormal platelet aggregation that could cause heart attacks, strokes and embolic disease
Lowers cholesterol and other cardiac risk factors
Lowers blood pressure
Shown to promote reversal of atherosclerotic plaque in human studies
May have benefits to relieve or protect against depression and osteoporosis

Many studies show that the pomegranate is one of the most powerful, nutrient dense foods for overall good health. These clinical findings clearly show a correlation between pomegranate compounds and their positive effect on both human and animal cardiovascular, nervous, and skeletal health. This is one fruit that you can't afford to exclude from your diet!

JohnR41
05-10-2016, 03:48 PM
Please advise. I am taking Carrot Juice - Vitamin A to reverse arterial plaque but have been told to be careful as carrot juice (Vitamin A) can cause plaque chunks to dislodge and cause clot. Is this true?

I don't think it's true. I did a quick research on vitamin A pros and cons and didn't come up with anything about heart disease or arterial plaque. Vitamin A can be toxic in large amounts and there will be certain symptoms like headache etc., but all symptoms can be reversed by cutting back.

Having said that, I don't think it's a good idea to drink juice because the fiber has been eliminated and fiber is an important nutrient. Also, it's best to eat whole carrots because chewing your food is the first step in the digestive process.

I do make an exception for pomegranate juice because it's more available and affordable than whole pomegranates. I can buy pomegranate juice all year long but not the actual pomegranates. I just make sure not to overdo it and drink it slowly to facilitate digestion. I like it because it is tart. :)