4. Pomegranates may help to reduce the risk of heart disease
Research has shown that pomegranate juice may improve the levels of inflammatory markers for heart disease. For the study, pomegranate juice was given to rats that had been placed on a high-calorie, obesity-inducing diet.1✅ JOURNAL REFERENCE
The researchers then measured for physiological markers indicating conditions related to the heart such as cholesterol levels, blood pressure, and inflammation.
The results revealed that pomegranate juice reduced the concentration of bad LDL cholesterol by 39%, and increased good HDL cholesterol by 27%, thereby reducing cardiovascular disease risk by 12% – 18%.
The rats also experienced a blood pressure reduction of 24% as well as a decrease in blood vessel inflammation levels.
Another study found that individuals with elevated triglyceride levels taking 800n mg of pomegranate seed oil daily experienced a significant reduction in triglycerides as well as an improvement in the triglyceride to HDL ratio.2✅ JOURNAL REFERENCE
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