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Colombo, Jan. 1 -- Pomegranate - 'Delung'- is a well-loved fruit in the Arab world. This fantastic little fruit recently made its way back into the news after some spectacular clinical results.

Compounds found only in pomegranate called 'punicalagins' are shown to benefit the heart and blood vessels.

Punicalagins are the major components responsible for pomegranate's antioxidant and health benefits. They not only lower cholesterol, but also lower blood pressure and increase the speed at which heart blockages melt away.

Recent medical research studied heart patients with severe carotid artery blockages. They were given an ounce of pomegranate juice each day for a year.

Not only did study participants' blood pressure lower by 12 percent, but there was a 30 percent reduction in atheroscierotic plaque increase by 9 percent.

In other studies, potent antioxidant compounds found in pomegranates have shown to reduce platelet aggregation and naturally lower blood pressure, factors that prevent both heart attacks and strokes.

Not only are pomegranates good for your heat and blood vessels but they have been shown to inhibit cancer, prostate cancer, leukemia and to prevent vascular changes that promote tumor.

Many studies show that the pomegranate is one of the most powerful, nutrient dense foods for overall good health.

These clinical findings clearly show a correlation between pomegranate compounds and their positive effect on both human and animal cardiovascular, nervous and skeletal health. This is one fruit that you can't afford to exclude from your diet.

Dr. Fuhrman recommends that all patients who have heart disease, high cholesterol, or high blood pressure as well as those who are looking to prevent these ailments incorporate the powerful components of pomegranates into their diet.

You can cut a pomegranate open, separate the sweet seeds from the white membranes -which taste quite bitter- and pop the seeds in your mouth just the way they are.

The seeds also enhance the flavor and nutrition of many other recipes. Toss pomegranate seeds with olive oil on to your daily salad or stir them into low-fat yogurt.

Lead a healthy life with the help of your trusted friend, pomegranate and make it as your 'new year resolution'! We wish a very happy New Year to all Asian Tribune readers.

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Date:Jan 1, 2014
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