A recent study published in the Atherosclerosis journal shows that pomegranate extract may prevent and reverse the underlying pathologies of the cardiovascular system, which leads to bypass surgeries and heart attacks.
This study also adds to the clinical study showing that pomegranate can help unclog your arteries. A study published in 2004 in the Clinical Nutrition journal showed the result of a 3 year clinical trial in an Israeli population, that the consumption of pomegranate juice every day reversed carotid artery stenosis by up to 29% within 1 year. Also the blockages in the control group increased by 9%, indicating that pomegranate’s artery unblocking effects were even greater than at first sight.
As shown by the following experimentally confirmed properties, pomegranate’s benefits in cardiovascular disease are extensive:
- Blood Pressure Lowering Properties
How can a simple fruit be this beneficial to your heart?
This is because pomegranate juice has a high concentration of antioxidants, particularly vitamin C and polyphenols. The leading cause of cardiovascular disease is Vitamin C deficiency.
Pomegranates are also known to have anti-inflammatory properties. Inflammation plays a huge role in heart disease. It is good for lowering blood pressure, a powerful antioxidant and anti-infective.
So make it a habit to drink pomegranate juice and incorporate it into your daily diet.