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Pomegranates for HEART health

Pomegranate (Punica granatum L.), one of the oldest known edible fruits. Its fruits and seeds as well as the flowers and leaves are rich in numerous bioactive compounds and therefore, the scientific interest in this plant has been constantly growing in recent years.

Studies over the last few decades have shown that pomegranate and its extracts exhibit potent ⭐️antioxidative ⭐️antimicrobial ⭐️anti-carcinogenic properties. A scientific review recently summarised some studies on pomegranate, highlighting mainly its vasculoprotective role attributed to the presence of tannins and ellagic acid, as well as anthocyanins and flavonoids. These studies showed that substances derived from pomegranate reduce oxidative stress and platelet aggregation, diminish lipid uptake by macrophages, positively influence endothelial cell function, and are involved in blood pressure regulation, this spells good news for the HEART Clinical studies demonstrated that daily intake of pomegranate juice lessens hypertension and attenuates atherosclerosis in humans. Altogether, the reviewed studies point out the potential benefits of a broader use of pomegranate and its constituents as dietary supplements or as adjuvants in therapy of vascular diseases, such as hypertension, coronary artery disease, and peripheral artery disease So awesome .... get these jewels in your life for preventative cardiovascular healthcare ..... Truly food as medicine

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