‘Super food’ pomegranate is the ‘elixir of youth’
Daily consumption of pomegranate, the fruit that has been hailed as a super food for centuries, can help you stay young by slowing down the ageing process of DNA, a new study has revealed.
The fruit, now known as the elixir of youth, also plays a role in fighting heart diseases, relieving stress and improving one`s sex life.
The study encompassed 60 volunteers, who were given extracts of the whole fruit, including pith, peel and seeds for a month in the form of a capsule.
The researchers kept a check on the activity of chemicals in their bodies and compared it to those who took a placebo.
The study revealed that there was a considerable decrease in the marker, called 8-Oxo-DG, linked with cell damage, which can cause impaired brain, muscle, liver and kidney function as well as ageing effects on the skin.