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Bergamot – at a glance!

What is Bergamot?

 

Bergamot – Citrus Bergamia Risso – is a citrus fruit that looks like an orange but has the brilliant yellow colouring of a lemon. It has a tart citrus taste, slightly reminiscent of a grapefruit. It has the highest percentage content of Vitamin C from over 40 species of citrus fruits.

Bergamot Juice has a unique profile of flavonoids containing flavanones and flavones – this has attracted a very high level of attention by medical researchers. They have discovered there is a direct and highly beneficial correlation between these flavonoids and our cardiovascular health – especially an ability to lower levels of cholesterol in much the same way as pharmaceutical statins.

It has been shown that Bergamot juice contains exceptionally large amounts of several unique polyphenols – a natural compound best known for exhibiting an antioxidant effect. Polyphenols can help to protect against cardiovascular disease, bone loss, diabetes, and other degenerative disorders.

Researchers are actively investigating all the properties of Bergamot – finding that polyphenols are very potent antioxidants that can protect against tissue damage by free radicals in the body, especially within arteries and blood vessels. 

It appears that Bergamot may be able to assist in keeping arteries healthy and keeping blood pressure down, as well as helping to reduce blood sugar levels. The full spectrum of benefits and advantages within Bergamot Juice are still being discovered ...

Bergamot has also demonstrated an ability to reduce triglycerides and LDL cholesterol, whilst raising protective HDL cholesterol.

In summary –

Bergamot Juice may help to: 

maintain blood pressure

lower blood glucose levels

lower cholesterol

maintain healthy arteries