According to a recent scientific research, published in the journal Atherosclerosis, pomegranate extract has the power to prevent and reverse heart disease, usually caused by fatty deposits. The researchers emphasized the numerous benefits of this fruit like reduction of arterial plaque, prevention of oxidative stress, reduction of lipid accumulation in the heart muscle, prevention of cardiac enlargement, prevention of ECG abnormalities, etc.
According to another study from 2004, Clinical Nutrition conducted a three-year clinical trial which confirmed that pomegranate juice can reverse carotid artery stenosis. When regularly consumed, this juice can reverse carotid artery stenosis by 2% in a period of one year. Instead of statins, you should consume this potent natural alternative to cleanse the plaque and decrease the chances of cardiovascular disease.
These are only some of the reasons why you should consume pomegranate juice more often:
- It’s rich in nutrients-one cup of pomegranate seeds has 144 calories, 7 grams of fiber, 3 grams of proteins, vitamins C and K, potassium, and folate. They have antioxidative power that fights off free radicals.
- It has anti-inflammatory properties-pomegranates can lower inflammation and prevent cancer, type 2 diabetes, cancer, Alzheimer’s, and obesity.
- It can treat hypertension-a study showed that 150 ml of pomegranate juice per day lowers high blood pressure within 14 days.
- It possesses antibacterial and antifungal characteristics-pomegranates can help in the treatment of bacterial and fungal infections.
Take a look at the video below to see how fresh pomegranate juice is made: