About 1 in 3 adults suffer with hypertension or high blood pressure. They are major risk factors for heart disease, stroke, congestive heart failure, and kidney disease.
Consumption of pomegranate juice has been shown to reduce systolic blood pressure as it acts as an ACE (angiotensin-converting enzyme) inhibitor. Angiotensin acts to increase blood pressure by allowing the body to retain water and salt and also acts as a vasoconstrictor. Pomegranate contains potent polyphenols that possess many health benefits – they can protect the heart and have anti-cancer properties.
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