The Pomegranate Craze
Pomegranate juice has become one of the most talked about health foods in the past year. Pomegranates are being hyped up as a miracle drug for aging, treating Alzheimer's, treating cancer, preventing heart disease and helping relieve arthritic pain. Pomegranate has become a popular ingredient for mixed drinks, ice cream, and even bottled water.
Pomegranate health studies
Recent studies show pomegranate juice helps fight prostate cancer by reducing cancer cell proliferation. Studies also show that pomegranate juice may be used as a non-medicinal way to promote blood flow to the heart. Studies also show that pomegranate juice helps reduce plaque in arteries and raises levels of good cholesterol, while lowering levels of bad cholesterol.
Health benefits of drinking pomegranate juice
There are many health benefits of drinking pomegranate juice. Pomegranates have more anti-oxidative power than red wine, green tea and blueberry juice. The seeds from a pomegranate contains a number of flavonoids, including isoflavones with estrogenic capabilities. Flavonoids are compounds found in fruits, vegetables, and certain beverages that have a large number of beneficial biochemical and antioxidant effects. Another benefit of pomegranate anti-hardening of arteries. Studies show that if the seeds are eaten over long period of time, hardening of the arteries can be prevented.
Studies all around the world have been conducted on the health benefits of pomegranate juice. According to researchers, expectant mothers who are at risk of having a baby with a premature birth may want to consider drinking pomegranate juice to help reduce the risk of their baby having a brain injury caused by low oxygen and reduced blood flow. Studies also show that women who drink pomegranate juice have had relief from hot flashes and other menopausal problems.
Pomegranate juice is a great source for folic acid which is needed for the healthy development of babies. Folic acid is a necessary component in the formation of red blood cells and DNA. Women with higher folic acid levels during early pregnancy were more likely to have healthier babies.
With the combination of vitamin A and vitamin E in pomegranate juice, researchers are convinced that it can help in the fight against skin wrinkles. Pomegranate juice not only helps you fight wrinkles, but makes existing wrinkles smoother and less notable.
One of the most intriguing facts about pomegranate juice is that it can help boost your sex drive. During the days of greek mythology, a pomegranate was one of the main symbols of Aphrodite, the greek goddess of love.
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