According to a study, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, antioxidants contained in pomegranate juice may help reduce the formation of fatty deposits on artery walls. An antioxidant chemical called poly-phenol present in pomegranate juice helps in retarding atherogenesis.
Pomegranate juice is healthy, only if the drink does not contain added sugar in it. Because the sugar adds more calories to the juice, which is not good for the heart, reported mayoclinic.
On the flip side, pomegranate juice may cause dangerous side effects when it interacts with certain prescription medications, such as the blood thinners like warfarin (Coumadin) and angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, including enalapril (Vasotec), captopril (Capoten), and lisinopril (Zestril, Prinivil) and others.
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