Amazing benefits of Pomegranates

Pomegranate is a fruit full of antioxidants and found that the seeds have a number of health benefits, from lowering cholesterol to fight against arthritis.

 

“Pomegranates are known for their high polyphenol content,” said Marisa Moore of the Academy of Nutrition and Diet. In addition, he assured that the fruit offers a good source of potassium and vitamin C. Here we will give you more benefits of this delicious fruit:

 

The red pomegranate stimulates your immune system
Scientists recommend drinking pomegranate juice because it effectively concentrates the beneficial nutrients in pomegranate seeds. “The antioxidant activity of pomegranate juice can be three times higher than that of green tea and red wine,” explained Moore of the University of California.

Pomegranates contain three types of antioxidants: tannins (which have made healthy red wine famous), anthocyanins and ellagic acid. Antioxidants are important to keep cells in our bodies healthy and able to fight against viruses, decreasing inflammation and preventing organ damage.
 

Keep blood pressure low
Think of them as a relief from stress in edible form. Besides we already know that we are taking advantage of the power of their antioxidants, pomegranates have been shown to improve systolic blood pressure. According to a study conducted at the Research Lipid Research Laboratory in the Medical Sciences in Israel, the grenades ensure that the arteries are free of plaque.

Goodbye cholesterol!
Another study by the Lipid Research Laboratory analyzed many effects of pomegranates on cardiovascular health, which led to a decrease in cholesterol levels. Once again, we have antioxidant polyphenols to thank for this.

Fight inflammation
Antioxidants also work wonders on inflammation throughout the body, even in the most painful cases of arthritis, such as rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. Studies have shown that pomegranate extract not only reduces inflammation, but also helps relieve pain and even fights cartilage degradation.

They inhibit cancer
Studies show that pomegranate juice inhibits the growth of cancer cells and even gives those cells an extra push to keep going and die (a process called apoptosis). A study from the University of Southern Taiwan Science and Technology, showed that pomegranate juice prevented the proliferation of a particular prostate cancer cell, while a previous study from the University of Florida Atlantic found similar results with respect to the breast cancer cells.

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7 natural foods to control high Blood Pressure

It is recommended that we introduce in our diet foods with diuretic properties to facilitate the elimination of fluids and excess sodium that are related to hypertension
High blood pressure or hypertension is one of the most frequent cardiovascular problems among the world population, also known as the “silent killer” because of the way it develops in the body.

According to the data revealed by the American Heart Association, one in three adults suffers from high blood pressure, that is, at least one third of those who inhabit the planet.
The high rate of diagnoses of this disease has turned on alerts in all corners of the world, especially because many people are unaware of their risks and do not treat them properly.

Given this, the main health entities constantly promote healthy living habits and try to provide all kinds of information in this regard.

Being aware of the risks of suffering from hypertension is one of the first measures to initiate a control and treatment. Having that clear, it is good to know some supports to reduce it naturally and not have to limit exclusively to the consumption of drugs.

Raw almonds

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A handful of raw almonds every day can help control the pressure thanks to its supply of Omega 3 essential fatty acids, which reduce cholesterol levels and improve heart function.

The fact of being a rich source of fat and calories does not mean that they influence weight gain; In fact, the fat they contain is considered healthy and could contribute to increase muscle mass.

Coconut water

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It is delicious, refreshing and perfect to hydrate in those days of intense heat where you usually lose more fluids.

It contains a good amount of potassium, electrolytes and other nutrients that could help reduce high blood pressure.

In a study published in the West Indian Medical Journal, he found that drinking coconut water can help regulate blood pressure, both when it’s high and when it’s low.

Patients with high blood pressure who ingested coconut water had a reduction of up to 71%, while those with low blood pressure regulated it by up to 29%.
Oats

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Valued for its high content of fiber and essential nutrients, oatmeal is another of those natural remedies that could lower high blood pressure.

A study carried out by researchers from the University of Columbia (United States) determined that the consumption of oat cereals can help reduce cholesterol levels by up to 5%.

Likewise, in this study it was discovered that it influences the control of hypertension and the prevention of heart diseases.

Turmeric

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Turmeric has gained an important place as a healing remedy due to the anti-inflammatory and anti-inflammatory action that curcumin gives it, its active compound.

Its high power to decrease the inflammation of the body is one of its main benefits since, in turn, it helps to control high blood pressure and other inflammatory-type problems.

When taken with black pepper can have a vasodilator effect, ideal to improve circulation and keep the arterial walls clean. As if that were not enough, it also acts as a natural anticoagulant, which helps regulate blood flow.

Lemon and parsley smoothie

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Daily consumption of this smoothie can help to reduce high blood pressure thanks to its diuretic effect.

Both lemon and parsley contain important nutrients that facilitate the elimination of liquids and excess sodium, associated with increased pressure.

Ingredients
1 lemon with peel
1 bunch of parsley
1 glass of water (200 ml)
Preparation
Split the lemon into several pieces with its shell and place it in a blender with the bunch of parsley and the glass of water.
Process a few seconds, strain and take on an empty stomach.
Banana
It is one of the largest sources of potassium, essential mineral for people who need to control their blood pressure levels.

For this purpose it is recommended to eat at least 2 servings of banana a day and support it with a healthy diet.

Garlic

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Raw garlic concentrates a very important amount of nutrients that since ancient times have been valued in natural medicine.

Eating between one and two cloves of crushed garlic a day can help keep hypertension at bay thanks to its sulfur compounds that promote good blood circulation and lower blood pressure.

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