I’d like to share with you an interesting article I read in a monthly journal called Aesthetics.
Recent research has shown that pomegranate and Green tea may help protect against skin damage. Environmental factors such as excessive sun exposure can lead to significant increases in the level of oxidative stress in the body.
Polyphenols, a class of organic chemical compounds found naturally in food sources such as pomegranate and Green tea are known to break down reactive oxygen species rendering them harmless and can therefore decrease the overall levels of oxidative stress in the body. This study demonstrated that pomegranate significantly reduces the damage inflicted by reactive oxygen species on DNA in skin fibroblasts by 47%, proving almost as efficient as the 56% reduction provided by MitoQ, an artificially engineered antioxidant used to prevent oxidative damage to cells and reduce the risk of a variety of diseases – including cancer and Parkinson’s disease. The study was conducted by researchers at the University of Leeds and Newcastle University.