In China the pomegranate fruit symbolized longevity. Now there is no scientific evidence for the restoration of the powers of the fruit.
Scientists have tested the juice in mice and found that) combat hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis and related illnesses such as heart attacks and strokes.
According to findings published in August 2006 issue of Atherosclerosis, subjects who drank 180 ml (6 ounces) of pomegranate juice daily for three months experienced a reduced risk for atherosclerosis, a condition that leads to arterial wall thickening and hardening.
Scientists have long known about the health benefits of pomegranates. Recent studies indicate that the juice of the genetic tendency to hardening of the arteries limits.
Pomegranate juice is rich in soluble antioxidants such as polyphenols, tannins and anthocyanins to control free radicals and prevent DNA damage leading to a series of serious illnesses can.
The antioxidant level in pomegranate juice has been shown to be higher than in other natural juices, but is still in arrears, Berry found, and orange juice and red wine and black tea.
Studies have shown that polyphenols in red wine can reduce LDL ( bad cholesterol ). Black tea consumption also reverses endothelial dysfunction (damage to the lining of the arteries) in patients with chronic heart failure.
There are some interesting studies showing that green tea can be very effective in the fight against high cholesterol.
In particular, the drink lowers bad cholesterol and increases good cholesterol, the improvement of individuals and the total cholesterol level.
In addition, green tea appears to reduce total cholesterol levels, helps reduce the risk of heart disease. Likewise, green tea promotes cardiovascular health by improving the consistency of blood platelets.
Researchers have found that green tea appears to protect against the damage induced by oxygen to lower bad cholesterol. Drinking green tea also appears to cardiovascular health by improving the consistency of the increase in platelets.