Pomegranates fight disease-causing inflammation
One pomegranate provides about 40 percent of an adult’s daily vitamin C requirement, and researchers say this reduces “silent inflammation” at the root of diseases like cancer, heart disease, or diabetes.
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.