Scientists are claiming that Pomegranate’s are not just able to help prevent
cancer, or is good for your heart, but now believe that by drinking this
‘superfood’ juice, that it will help prevent the middle-age spread.
The power in the pomegranate juice is that it helps to reduce the fat stored in
the stomach of both men and women.
Volunteers who drank a bottle of pomegranate juice for one month, were found to
be less likely to develop fatty cells around their abdomen, they were also found
to have much lower blood pressure, which will reduce the risk of having heart
attacks, strokes and kidney disease.
The researchers from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, believe that the
pomegranate may lower the amount of fatty acid in the blood known as,
nonesterified fatty acid or NEFA.
Studies in humans and animals show that high NEFA levels have links to a greater
storage of fat around the abdomen, as well as an increased risk of heart disease
and type II diabetes.
The test also concluded that half of the volunteers had much lower NEFA levels
by the end of the trial, which will make them less likely to store fat around
The Pomegranate, is an ancient fruit and was mostly native to Persia and the
Himalayan ranges of India, but has been cultivated widely throughout the world.
It is mentioned in Europe as early as the Iron-Age.
The Pomegranate has been used extensively as a source of traditional remedies
for thousands of years.
Its juice provides about 16% of an adults daily vitamin C requirement and is a
very good source of vitamin B5.
In 2010, 23 clinical trials were registered with the National Institute of
Health to examine effects of Pomegranate extracts or juice consumption on the
Rhinovirus Infection ( completed July 2008 ).
Common Cold ( Completed June 2007 ).
Oxidative Stress in Diabetic Hemodialysis.
Coronary Artery Disease.
Infant Brain Injury.
Hemodialysis for Kidney Disease.
The Pomegranate is also a very historical symbol to many cultures throughout the