5 Proven Health Benefits of Pomegranates

5. Pomegranates may help to reduce high blood pressure

Pomegranate juice reduces blood pressure by acting as an ACE (angiotensin-converting enzyme) inhibitor. Medications for reducing high blood pressure such as lisinopril are ACE inhibitors and function by reducing the activity of angiotensin, a peptide hormone that causes an increase in blood pressure.

The inhibition of ACE helps the blood vessels to relax and open up, thereby reducing blood pressure which allows more oxygen and blood to get to the heart.

Researchers gave hypertensive individuals 50 ml of pomegranate juice each day. 70% of the participants experienced a 36% average reduction in ACE activity and a statistically significant 5% reduction in systolic blood pressure.1✅ JOURNAL REFERENCE
DOI: 10.1155/2012/382763

A review of eight clinical trials has found that pomegranate juice consumption reduces systolic and diastolic blood pressure.2✅ JOURNAL REFERENCE
DOI: 10.1016/j.nutres.2017.07.007

Another study found that individuals with high blood pressure significantly reduced blood pressure after consuming 150 ml of pomegranate juice each day for 2 weeks.3✅ JOURNAL REFERENCE
DOI: 10.1002/ptr.4977

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Adrian has been writing on health and fitness for 18 years. He is the founder of several health related websites and the current owner of AHealthBlog, which regularly publishes evidence based health and fitness news and information. When he isn’t writing, you can find him mountain biking or surfing.



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