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Citrus Crunches Cholesterol

By Professor Gordon S. Lynch

The antioxidant ingredients found in fresh orange and grapefruit juices makes these drinks key weapons in the war against disease.

As one of the key factors responsible for causing blockages in blood vessels, high blood cholesterol is linked to coronary artery disease (CAD) and stroke. Although cholesterol is required in our bodies for the production of hormones, excessive amounts are not desirable. Diets rich in fruits and vegetables are thought to help prevent CAD because they're high in dietary fibres and antioxidants.

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