It seems not only blueberries have been found to have more superfood qualities as the latest research shows that pomegranate juice could help reduce blood pressure.
Researcher Dr Emad Al-Dujaili from Queen Margaret University looked at how the juice drunk daily could affect blood pressure and those who did showed a significant improvement in their blood pressure levels after just one week.
This is the first time that the juice is shown to have had a positive effect on blood pressure both before and after exercise and tests will need to be carried out on a larger trial group to validate the findings.
Previously pomegranates were known to significantly reduce inflammation, cell damage and battle heart disease because like blueberries they are packed full of anti-oxidants.
Dr Emad Al-Dujaili, Senior Lecturer at Queen Margaret University said: “Our study shows that pomegranate juice may have the potential to lower blood pressure levels both at rest and following exercise. Whilst the effects that we found were slight, they do give us an insight into how pomegranate juice and the hormone cortisol can alter this system in the human body to give health improvements.”