According to scientists, pomegranates alleviate stress and prevent the development of cardiovascular diseases. The doctors have recently discovered a new property of pomegranates: the daily consumption of pomegranate extract slows down the DNA aging process.
This has been proven during the test involving 60 volunteers. They had been given pomegranate extract in the capsule form for a month. At the same time, the scientists led by Dr. Sergio Streitenberger were monitoring the activity of the chemical compounds in their bodies and compared it with the activity of the control group.
They have found a significant decrease in the concentration of 8-Oxo-DG marker, which is associated with cell damage that causes disturbances in brain activity, in muscles, liver, kidneys, and makes the skin older. The scientists believe that it was due to the process of DNA oxidation in the cells. In addition, pomegranates are rich in vitamins A, C, E, iron, and antioxidants, which neutralize free radicals. Thus, be sure to regularly include pomegranates or pomegranate juice in your diet.