The rich and juicy pomegranate juice has had a long history of being a fruit that brings with it a multitude of critical health benefits.
The most recent study discovered that pomegranate can stop and even reverse the process of cardiovascular diseases by cleaning the plaque sticking to the walls of the arteries.
The study published in the journal Atherosclerosis, revealed that pomegranate extract can reduce the plaque clogging coronary arteries, which ultimately leads to atherosclerosis (a key cause of heart attacks).
The astringent taste of pomegranate seeds in a person’s mouth is similar to the cleansing effect it has on the interior walls of your arteries, according to GreenMedInfo.
In fact, more recent studies reveal that as little as 2 ounces a day of pomegranate juice can lower blood pressure, improve your cholesterol levels and reduce plaque in your arteries; thereby decreasing the risk of heart ailments.
Pomegranate has shown to lower systolic blood pressure by allowing the inner areas of the arteries to relax and function more optimally.
Pomegranate also reduces the size of plaque-causing lesions by making them less capable of contributing to atherosclerosis.
Pomegranate possesses powerful antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties that are mainly derived from flavonoids called catechins and tannins, that can protect against cancer and other chronic ailments.
In fact, it’s anti-angiogenic properties can prevent tumours, from acquiring blood supply filled with nutrients to grow larger.
Recent studies have shown that pomegranate juice has proven to be an effective remedy for the treatment of prostate cancer.
Pomegranate has shown promising results when it comes to combating conditions like cancer and heart diseases. So enjoy that fresh glass of pomegranate juice every day; especially when it in season!