Benefits of Pomegranate

Updated: Dec 7, 2020

Green juice isn't the only healthy option. Adding pomegranate juice to your diet may reduce your risk for chronic disease and inflammation. It's also a great way to get the fruit's nutrients and a boost of antioxidants. The pomegranate benefits your mind, body, and skin even more than you'd expect.

Here are some of the potential benefits of pomegranate

  • Antioxidants

Pomegranate seeds get their vibrant red hue from polyphenols. These chemicals are powerful antioxidants

Pomegranate juice contains higher levels of antioxidants than most other fruit juices. It also has three times more antioxidants than red wine and green tea . The antioxidants in pomegranate juice can help remove free radicals, protect cells from damage, and reduce inflammation .

  • Improve Memory

Pomegranate juice is rich in polyphenols, which have been found to improve memory function. In one study, individuals drinking pomegranate juice daily performed better on memory tests compared to those who used a placebo drink. So if you're feeling a little forgetful these days, add a cup of pomegranate juice to your morning routine, or blend up one of these simple smoothies.

  • Vitamin C

The juice of a single pomegranate has more than 40 percent of your daily requirement of vitamin C. Vitamin C can be broken down when pasteurized, so opt for homemade or fresh pomegranate juice to get the most of the nutrient.

  • Encourage Hair Growth

The pomegranate is packed with antioxidants that make hair follicles stronger, and improve blood circulation in the scalp—factors which help to stimulate hair growth.

To start your day with a dose of hair health, make this pomegranate breakfast smoothie.

  • Alzheimer’s disease protection

The antioxidants in the juice and their high concentration are believed to stall the progress of Alzheimer disease and protect memory.

  • Heart disease

Pomegranate juice is in the running as the most heart-healthy juice. It appears to protect the heart and arteries. Small studies have shown that the juice improves blood flow and keeps the arteries from becoming stiff and thick. It may also slow the growth of plaque and buildup of cholesterol in the arteries. But pomegranate may react negatively with blood pressure and cholesterol medications like statins. Be sure to talk with your doctor before indulging in the juice or taking a pomegranate extract supplement.

  • Vitamin-rich

In addition to vitamin C and vitamin E, pomegranate juice is a good source of folate, potassium, and vitamin K. Whether you decide to add pomegranate to your daily diet or just sip on it every now and then, check the label to ensure that it is 100 percent pure pomegranate juice, without added sugar

  • Endurance and sports performance

Pomegranate juice may be the new sport performance enhancer. The juice may help reduce soreness and improve strength recovery. It also decreases oxidative damage caused by exercise.

  • Fight Acne

Antioxidants help to fight acne by warding off inflammation that can lead to breakouts. So it's the antioxidant-rich pomegranate to the rescue once again! When snack time hits, put aside the bag of chips, and reach for a bowl of crunchy and juicy pomegranate seeds instead.

  • Arthritis

Joint pain from conditions like rheumatoid arthritis can be a debilitating symptom to endure.

Pomegranate to the rescue once again!

Due to its powerful anti-inflammatory properties, the pomegranate can decrease joint tenderness, swelling, and pain.

And some studies suggest that pomegranate extract may block production of an enzyme that worsens arthritis by destroying cartilage.

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