Researchers of a clinical study published in the Atherosclerosis journal shows that if you add just one food in your everyday nutrition, you will reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases and will restore your all overall health. The researchers have shown that pomegranate extract can prevent the primary pathology linked to heart disease, such as the gradual thickening of coronary arteries as a result of a buildup of fatty materials.
Decrease levels of chemokine (known as one chemical messenger) connected with inflammations of arteries
Lower the levels of the oxidative stress
Decrease cardiac enlargement
Decrease the accumulated lipid in your heart muscle
Lower ECG abnormalities
Also, another study has come to the similar results.
According to one three-year clinical trial, published in Clinical Nutrition in 2004, the intake of pomegranate juice on a daily basis can reverse artery stenosis by about 29 percent in a one-year period. Pomegranate juice reduces the levels of cholesterol and it might be one of the most effective natural ways to clean clogged arteries and to prevent heart diseases. Pomegranate has also many other health benefits which aren’t as popular as those of other fruits and vegetables. Here are some of them:
Rich Sources Of Very Important Nutrients
Only 1 cup of pomegranate seeds includes 7 grams of fiber, 144 calories, 3 grams of protein, potassium, folate, and vitamin C and K. Also, they contain a high level of antioxidants. All of these give the pomegranate ability to prevent cell damage and to slow down the process of oxidation.
Include 2 Potent Plant Compounds
Pomegranate contains two highly healthy components which give to this plant very special healing attributes. The first one is highly potent antioxidants called Punicalagins. It is located in the peel and juice of a pomegranate. The second one is punicic acid and it is the primary fatty acid in the pomegranate seeds.
Strong Anti-Inflammatory Properties
Pomegranates have very strong anti-inflammatory properties. That’s why pomegranates have proven effects in treating inflammations, fighting against type 2 diabetes, different types of cancer, heart diseases, overweight and Alzheimer’s disease.
Help To Lower Blood Pressure
According to the researchers of one study, people with high blood pressure have drastically lowered it over a period of only 2 weeks with a daily consumption of at least 150 ml of pomegranate juice. This juice can help you to reduce your high blood pressure, as well as the risk of having a stroke and heart attack.
Have Antifungal and Antibacterial Abilities
Pomegranates will also help you in your fight against dangerous bacteria in your body, due to the plant compounds in their content. They have antifungal and antibacterial abilities and keep you safe from this kind of threat.
How to prepare a homemade fresh pomegranate juice to clean clogged arteries – video: