A Pomegranate A Day May Keep Heart Attacks Away

If you are one of the more than 15,800,000 Americans who have known coronary artery disease, there is something you can do each day to improve your condition that has been clinically shown to reduce plaque build up in arteries, and lower blood pressure.

Drink Pomegranate Juice.

Recent medical studies published in the journal Atherosclerosis showed that patients with severe carotid artery blockages, given an ounce of pomegranate juice each day for a year, lowered blood pressure by over 12% and showed a 30% reduction in atherosclerotic plaque.

Added bonus: Because of their plaque fighting ability, pomegranates are great for prostate health. But the good news doesn’t end there. Need a lift? The phytochemicals in pomegranate have been shown to stimulate the estrogen and serotonin receptors in the body, helping to boost mood and lessen the occurrence of depression.

The pomegranate has more antioxidants than almost any other fruit and has been shown to help fight some types of cancer, including breast, prostate and skin cancers. In fact, a glass of pomegranate juice has more antioxidants than green tea, red wine, blueberries, or cranberries. It also contains anthocyanin, a pain reliever, and punicalagin, a powerful antioxidant.

Because of the high fiber content, eating fresh pomegranate can help counter low blood sugar and spikes. The fruit only has 130-150 calories, with around 105 calories being derived from the seeds. The fibrous seeds can help you feel full, aiding in weight loss and helping to prevent metabolic syndrome associated.

So sip away every day! – Or crunch to your hearts content on those sweet little seeds.

To get pomegranate pumped, try Dr Fuhrman’s Pomegranate Smoothie 

Serves: 2 Preparation Time: 5 minutes


8 cups organic baby spinach

1 cup pomegranate juice

1 cup blueberries, frozen

1 cup strawberries, frozen

8 dates, cut in half

2 tablespoons flaxseeds, ground

1/2 avocado, optional


Blend all ingredients together.

Note: Pomegranate juice is available year round, so no need to miss a day. Fresh Pomegranates can be kept in a plastic bag in the fridge for up to 2 months.

Live long and pomegranate!

More about the miraculous pomegranate:


Med Health Benefits of Pomegranate

GreenMed Pom Juice

Dr Fuhrman Smart Nutrition Superior Health.


pomegranate and mood

galilee nutritionals about pomegranates and punicalagin


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