Pomegranates lower cholesterol levels
A recent study suggests that drinking as little as one-quarter cup of pomegranate juice daily may improve cardiovascular health by significantly reducing oxidation of LDL cholesterol. This may be thanks to its antioxidant power; pomegranate juice has two to three times the antioxidant capacity of equal amounts of red wine or green tea. Another small study found that drinking one cup of the juice daily helped reduce stress-induced myocardial ischemia, or poor blood flow to the heart.
Pomegranates lower blood pressure
Research has found that the high antioxidants levels in pomegranate juice also play a role in reducing hypertension.
Pomegranates help treat prostate cancer
According to a UCLA study, if patients previously treated for prostate cancer drink just eight ounces of pomegranate juice daily, it could significantly slow rising levels of prostate-specific antigen (PSA), an indicator that cancer is present.