Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Phosphates Not Heart-Healthy

"Phosphates are commonly found in microwavable meals,
soft drinks and other processed and prepackaged foods.
Now researchers at the University of Sheffield, UK, have
demonstrated a connection between the high intake of
phosphates and atherosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries,
a leading cause of heart disease.
The research shows that cholesterol deposits in the walls
of arteries increase following a higher phosphate diet. This
leads to narrowing of the arteries, the cause of most heart
attacks and strokes."

-Source: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology
-Natural Awakenings, December 2011