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Environmental Nutrition: Pomegranate benefits

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Q: What are some benefits of pomegranate juice?

A: Pomegranate juice benefits include lowering blood pressure and improving your heart health. Also, you don’t have to guzzle glasses of grape or vegetable juice with high amounts of sugar to lower blood pressure when small portions of pomegranate juice benefits will do the trick.

Pomegranate juice benefits have led to hundreds of new scientific papers in the last few years. Recent clinical trials have found that with as little as 2 ounces a day, pomegranate juice can lower high blood pressure, improve cholesterol, and even decrease plaques in your arteries, reducing your risk for heart disease and other cardiovascular diseases.

Pomegranate has powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties as well as other attributes that make it an effective juice to lower blood pressure, improve cholesterol profiles, and to prevent and treat the atherosclerotic plaques that are responsible for heart attacks and many strokes. These healing properties come mainly from certain flavonoids such as catechins, tannins, and the potent flavonoid known as ellagic acid. These compounds make pomegranate potentially a stronger antioxidant than red wine and equal to or better than green tea.


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