Pomegranates could hold the key to looking and feeling forever young

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According to a  new study pomegranates could keep you looking and feeling young.

Researchers have discovered that pomegranates contain molecules known as urolithin, which helps muscle cells to ward off the effects of ageing.

With age the mitochondria in the cells lose their ability to recharge themselves, which gradually affect the health of tissues in the body, weakening them. The buildup of dysfunctional mitochondria is also suspected of causing age related diseases such as Parkinson’s disease.

Researchers from the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL), in Switerland found that urolithin in pomegranates can recharge the mitochondria in the cells, negating the effects of aging.

Pomegranates are already said to have a number of health benefits, including lowering blood pressure and strengthening bones.

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