Health Benefits of Pomegranate Juice antioxidantsPomegranate has quickly become one of the most talked about health foods in the past year. Many readers wrote to us and asked about the health benefits of pomegranate juice. Not only is it popular among the health conscious crowd, we are surprised to see that pomegranate fruits are becoming widely used as hot trendy home decor in more and more home decorating television programs!
Preliminary evidence suggests that drinking concentrated pomegranate juice may reduce cholesterol. Israeli researchers, published a small clinical study in June 2004 in Clinical Nutrition, suggested that drinking a glass of pomegranate juice a day for one year reduced blood pressure (particularly systolic pressure) and slowed down LDL cholesterol (the bad cholesterol) oxidation.
Pomegranates are being studied for their role in helping to regulate normal blood pressure levels. But you would have to eat a lot of pomegranates or drink a lot of pomegranate juice to have that kind of effect. There are other nutrients that have been scientifically studied as well and are known to assist the body in regulating normal blood pressure. These blood pressure vitamins are natto-kinase (derived from soybeans), Vitamin D, folic acid, potassium, taurine (an antioxidant) and hawthorn powder (herb that support healthy blood circulation). They are used in well-formulated
blood pressure supplements like Blood Pressure Matrix. If you suffer from irregular blood pressure, you should consult with your doctor first before taking any supplements.