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The pomegranate, affectionately known as the "jewel of winter, " has recently been acclaimed for its health benefits, in particular, for its disease-fighting antioxidant potential. Preliminary studies suggest that pomegranate juice may contain almost three times the total antioxidant ability compared with the same quantity of green tea or red wine. It also provides a substantial amount of potassium, is high in fiber, and contains vitamin c and niacin.
Pomegranate juice fights heart disease
In the mythology of ancient babylonia, pomegranate was considered an agent of resurrection. Now there is scientific evidence for the fruit's restorative powers.
According to a new study, antioxidants contained in pomegranate juice may help reduce the formation of fatty deposits on artery walls. Antioxidants are compounds that limit cell damage
Scientists have tested the juice in mice and found that it combats hardening of the arteries (atherogenesis) and related diseases, such as heart attacks and strokes.
"in this experimental study, we have established that polyphenols [antioxidant chemicals] and other natural compounds contained in the pomegranate juice may retard atherogenesis, " said claudio Napoli, a professor of medicine and clinical pathology at the university of naples, Italy.
The research is published this week in the proceedings of the national academy of sciences.
Pomegranate (punica granatum) is native to a region ranging from Iran to the himalaya. It later spread to the mediterranean area and now grows in most of the United States.
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