The pomegranate: It relieves stress and improves sex life - now it's nature's elixir of youth, claims study...
Elixir: A £2million study has found a daily dose of pomegranate juice could slow the ageing process of DNA.
It can help to prevent heart disease, relieve stress and has even been shown to improve your sex life.
And if that was not enough to convince you to try pomegranate, the fruit is now being hailed as the elixir of youth.
A £2million study has found a daily dose could slow the ageing process of DNA.
An extract of the whole fruit – including pith, peel and seeds – was given to 60 volunteers every day for a month in the form of a capsule.
Researchers monitored the activity of chemicals in their bodies compared with those who took a placebo.
They found a significant decrease in a marker associated with cell damage, which can cause impaired brain, muscle, liver and kidney function as well as ageing effects on the skin.