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Pomegranate extract reduced aortic sinus and coronary artery atherosclerosis in SR-BI/apoE dKO mice. The atheroprotective effects of pomegranate extract appear to involve reduced oxidative stress and inflammation in the vessel wall despite unaltered systemic markers of inflammation and increased lipoprotein cholesterol in these mice.
Pomegranate juice is rich in tannins, possesses anti-atherosclerotic properties, has anti-aging effects, and potent anti-oxidative characteristics. As some antioxidants have been shown to reduce blood pressure, the purpose of this review was to discover the effect of pomegranate juice consumption on blood pressure and cardiovascular health. Pomegranate juice consumption may reduce systolic blood pressure, inhibits serum ACE activity, and is convincingly a heart-healthy fruit [Aviram M, Dornfeld L. Pomegranate juice consumption inhibits serum angiotensin converting enzyme activity and reduces systolic blood pressure. Athero 2001;158:195-8.]. More clinical research is needed as a number of the studies discussed include small sample sizes and few studies seem to have been undertaken in the recent 5-10 years.
originally posted by: Unity_99
I've read about pomegranates for diabetes and have been drinking some of the juice. Thank you for sharing your results, food and nutrition is the proper way to reverse disease and keep healthy, its the first thing we should be trying.
originally posted by: bobs_uruncle
a reply to: PredatorCrackling
Actually, for a treat every once in a while try Euphoria, it's a pomegranate based liquor and it's fantastic. Or you could just take a good pomegranate juice or your pom / beets and mix it with vodka.
Cheers - Dave