Pomegranate and tomato are two wonderful edibles which can help us improve our health. After reading below, you will just love them.
Pomegranate is classified among the so called „superfoods” because of its excellent properties favoring our health, as well as the high levels of antioxidants containing in it. It is well known that pomegranate lowers the blood pressure and the cholesterol, increases fertility and protects the skin against the harmful influence of the solar radiation. According to studies pomegranate has also proven itself to be very useful against prostatic cancer and that pomegranate juice helps preventing the occurrence of complications with patients suffering from renal diseases and put on dialysis.
Besides, the pomegranate juice significantly reduces the mortality rates related to renal infections and cardiovascular problems. For the purposes of their studies the researchers gave pomegranate juice or placebo to patients right before dialysis and they found out that the patients who consumed pomegranate juice handled the dialysis better than the patients who were given placebo. The reason for this was that the fluid helps neutralizing the harmful substances in the body.
Two glasses of tomato juice can help in the fight against osteoporosis. This fact is probably due to the high level of antioxidants containing in the tomatoes. It is already proven that the tomato acts preventively against prostatic cancer and cardiovascular disorders. Two cups of tomato juice a day strengthen the bones and protect against osteoporosis. This was discovered by Canadian scientists with the University of Toronto. The experts asked 60 women to exclude any tomato related foods off their diets for a period of two months. This lead to a significant increase in the levels of N-telopeptide in their blood. N-telopeptide is a chemical that is released in the process of bones degradation. The usual tomato juice we buy in the supermarket is as good as the one rich of lycopene, the scientists claim. This juice significantly reduces the amount of N-telopeptide in women’s blood. The necessary dose of tomato juice in order to strengthen the bones is two glasses a day with 15 mg of lycopene.