Most people don’t like pomegranates, because it hard to get all the seeds out. Let’s not forget the bitter white membrane. Pomegranate juice stains your hands, and you probably choose strawberries instead. But, pomegranates are super healthy. They are packed in vitamin C, antioxidants, fiber, and anti-inflammatory magic. Scientists have found that pomegranates prevent cancer and Alzheimer’s disease. Pomegranates are native to Iran, but they are often overlooked. Historical records say that pomegranates had been used as early as 3000 B.C. archaeologists found pomegranates buried in the tombs of ancient Egyptians like King Tut. Ancient Egyptians believes that pomegranates will give them a second life. Some scholars believe that Eve was actually tempted by a pomegranate.
Most valuable benefits of pomegranates:
According to a study presented at the 2010 annual meeting of the American Society of Nephrology, pomegranate juice contains potassium which helps patients relieve their dialysis-related issues. This mineral also reduces death rates.
Pomegranate seeds provide about 40% of the recommended daily intake of vitamin C. the tiny seeds also lower blood pressure and keep you full for longer. Add pomegranate seeds to your oatmeal, quinoa, and yoghurt. Can you imagine adding pomegranates to your chicken and turkey? It’s super tasty!
Pomegranate juice destroys microorganisms. A study from the Ancient Science of Life confirmed that pomegranate juice eliminates plaque-forming units by 32%. Polyphenols give this juice its amazing antibacterial power.
4. Anticancer effect
A study conducted at the University of California, Riverside, pomegranate juice blocks prostate cancer cells and the chemical signals that promote cancer growth. Israeli researchers confirmed that pomegranate juice destroy abnormal breast cancer cells.
5. PSA levels
Pomegranate juice regulates PSA levels in patients diagnosed with prostate cancer. Results have shown that men with high prostate-specific antigen levels don’t have cancer, while participants with low levels had cancerous tissues.
6. Alzheimer’s disease
Punicalagin in pomegranates act as anti-inflammatory agents. The results of a lab study showed that pomegranate juice reduces amyloid plaque in mice. It’s the plaque that builds up in brain cells, and it’s the first sign of Alzheimer’s disease.
Researchers at UCLA found that POM Wonderful is 100% pomegranate juice, and it’s better than Minute Maid’s pomegranate and blueberry juice. POM Wonderful contains more antioxidants than grape, blueberry, and orange juices. It may be even more powerful than green tea and red wine. Cheers!