Pomegranates: 10 Benefits Of Pomegranates

Author By: Tallene Hacatoryan, MS, RD, CLT on 11 Mar, 2019

Pomegranates Benefit #2: Heart Health

Atherosclerosis is the formation of plaque in the walls of the arteries. It can lead to restricted blood flow, which can cause coronary heart disease, heart attack, or even a stroke. Atherosclerosis is a chronic disease; thus it develops over time. Numerous factors come into play with its development such as genetics, socioeconomic status, and of course, diet.

One study compared the effects of pomegranate powder on atherosclerosis lesions on mice. The results revealed the group, who was supplemented with pomegranate powder, saw a reduction in lesions by 70%. In addition, LDL cholesterol was decreased and HDL levels were increased. It is believed this positive result is related to the fruit’s high fiber content and rich polyphenols.

Benefits Of Pomegranates


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