Pomegranates are in the news today because of their amazing health properties and something that we should be eating regularly. The reasons are they help to lower pressure, arterial health and removal of fat cells from your stomach. This new research published in the Journal of Nutritional Science by researchers at Queen’s Market,University of Edinburgh.
This research confirms other clinical information which has charted the benefits of consuming pomegranate juice and the benefits may reach further too suppressing appetite, Spanish scientists have even suggested it may help people with bingo wings.
Pomegranates are known as a superfood reasons being pomegranate juice is a powerful antioxidant, which helps with lowering blood pressure, heart disease, and cancer. In the study, people who consumed 500ml of pomegranate juice everyday for four weeks had reduced levels of plasma NFA, which stores belly fat.
Research in Spain found pomegranate juice helps to rejuvenate skin. In another study, they found it can help with stress and reduced cortisol levels in the participants saliva. They were said to feel more enthusiastic and less anxious after consumption of pomegranate drink.
And part of this study also found that it can increase levels of testosterone, which helps with sexual need and urge as well. These benefits some pomegranate juice has natural sweeteners in them which release their energy over a longer period, giving you more energy. Rather than having a quick sugar spike and crashing down.
Pomegranates aren’t something that I normally have in my shopping basket. However, after reading this, I’m going to try some pomegranate juice out of curiosity to see what it tastes like.