Including certain types of food in your diet can improve your health or can treat certain health issues.

Published in the journal Atherosclerosis, researchers have confirmed that pomegranate extract may prevent and/or reverse the primary pathology associated with heart disease. (In this case, the progressive thickening of the coronary arteries, caused by the accumulation of fatty materials).

The study showed that pomegranate extract effectively:

Reduced the amount of plaque in the arteries

Reduced levels of oxidative stress

Reduced a chemical messenger (chemokine) that is associated with inflammation in the arteries

Reduced lipid accumulation in the heart muscle

Reduced cardiac enlargement

Reduced ECG abnormalities

The health benefits that we get from pomegranate:


  1. Pomegranate is rich with nutrients

One cup of pomegranate seeds contains 144 calories, 7 grams of fiber, 3 grams of protein, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, folate and potassium. Pomegranates also boast an impressive level of antioxidants that help to prevent cell damage from oxidation.

  1. Pomegranates contain two powerful plant compounds

Punicalagins are extremely powerful antioxidants found in the juice and peel of a pomegranate, while punicic acid (pomegranate seed oil) is the main fatty acid in pomegranate seeds. The two compounds are responsible for most of the health benefits of pomegranates.

  1. Pomegranate contain anti-inflammatory properties

Lots of diseases like heart conditions, cancer, type 2 diabetes, Alzheimer and obesity can be prevented only because of the anti-inflammatory properties consisted in this fruit, which helps in the reduction inflammation in the body.

  1. Pomegranates can help fight bacterial and fungal infections

Pomegranate can be powerful medicine against bacteria in the body. Studies have shown that this fruit effectively destroys several types of bacterial and fungal infection.

  1. Pomegranates help to lower blood pressure

Only 150ml of pomegranate juice on daily basis for two weeks can lower the increased blood pressure.

In the video below is shown the recipe for fresh homemade pomegranate juice.