Pomegranate juice reduces “bad” cholesterol by up to 10% – study

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Scientists have analyzed the beneficial elements contained in pomegranate juice and found that some of them work as medicinal components. This is due to antioxidants known for their response to inflammation in the body.

According to scientists, pomegranate juice contains three times more antioxidants than red wine or green tea. There are antioxidants in the form of polyphenols, plant pigments. They are what give the fruit its red color.

Half a glass of pomegranate seeds contains about 72 calories, 16 grams of carbohydrates and 3 grams of fiber. A large amount of folic acid, vitamin K and potassium will also benefit, having a direct effect on the elasticity of the arterial walls, which allows you to control blood pressure.

The findings of a study published in Pharmacological Research suggest that pomegranate juice affects both systolic and diastolic blood pressure.

Scientists suggest that this is due to its ability to act as an ACE inhibitor. They are most often found in the medicine against blood pressure. Inhibitors reduce the activity of the angiotensin enzyme produced in the kidneys.

Researchers have determined that everyone will need a different amount of juice to see results. It can sometimes take several weeks before general changes can be noticed. Spot-on results will be visible in just a few days.

Harvard Health experts report that high levels of dietary fiber and antioxidants not only reduce inflammation and maintain arterial health, but may reduce bad cholesterol. This was confirmed by a review of 17 clinical trials that studied the relationship between cholesterol and other foods. It turned out that thanks to the pomegranate, it is possible to reduce from 3% to 10% of bad cholesterol.

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