Friday, July 22, 2016

Can Pomegranates Really Add Years to Your Life?

Can pomegranates really add years to your life - and fight cancer?
They're the trendy fruit that are the latest must-have ingredient for salads and juices, even cocktails. But could pomegranates help you live longer, too?

Last week, Swiss scientists suggested that the Middle Eastern fruit may strengthen ageing muscles and add years to your life.

This is down to chemicals called ellagitannins, which are found in high levels in the fruit.

Our gut bacteria turn these chemicals into a compound called urolithin A, which helps keep the mitochondria (tiny battery packs that power the body’s cells) charged. Read more

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