How Cherry Extract Prevents Strokes and Heart Attacks
|How Cherry Extract Prevents Strokes and Heart Attacks||Darrell Miller||05/25/11|
May 25, 2011 03:37 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Subject: How Cherry Extract Prevents Strokes and Heart Attacks
Cherry extract contains anthocyanins, powerful antioxidants that enable you to stay clear of the aging and disabling effects of free radicals that are the product of modern living. If you live or work near a busy road, close to or in an industrial area or even in a rural setting where they use pesticides, or even if you are out working in the sun all day, you will be exposed to substances or conditions that can generate free radicals within your body. These are nasty little guys than can create havoc with your body cells and cholesterol.
Free radicals will drop cholesterol onto the inside of your artery walls and eventually block them up. The way that works is that cholesterol isn't soluble in water, so can't travel round in your bloodstream itself. Cholesterol is a vital component in your biochemistry, and is essential for the biochemical production of steroidal hormones such as testosterone.
Low density lipids (LDL) and to a lesser extend their high density equivalents (HDL) attach to cholesterol and solubilize it. However, when they get oxidized by free radicals, they can no longer do that and the cholesterol sticks to the sides of your arteries.
They then block up and even the tiniest blood clot can block the flow of blood to your heart or areas of your brain leading to heart failure and strokes. Antioxidants can stop free radicals doing that and cherry extract is packed full of antioxidants.