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Pomegranate is not my favorite fruit. But I eat them often since I know their amazing benefits. And it’s my assertion you’ll start eating them more after you finish reading this article.
You see, research shows that pomegranate fights inflammation, oxidative stress, high blood pressure, hyperglycemia, and high cholesterol. And pomegranate seeds can lower risk of certain types of cancer. That’s not all, this fruit is loaded with nutrients like fiber, vitamin K, potassium and vitamin C.
Here are the benefits your body will experience once you make pomegranate part of your diet.
Reduce inflammation in the digestive tract
As you may know, inflammation increases risk of many life-threatening diseases. Well, studies show that pomegranate reduces inflammation in the digestive tract. A 12-week study conducted on diabetics found that drinking 250ml of pomegranate juice per day lowered markers of inflammation by 32 percent.
Fight breast cancer
More and more women are getting breast cancer. The few studies conducted on pomegranate in relation to breast cancer show that this fruit can kill breast cancer cells.
Eliminate arthritis and joint pain
Pomegranate is rich in powerful antioxidants that can help eliminate joint pain and arthritis. Research shows that this fruit protects joints of people with osteoarthritis by blocking dangerous enzymes. And animal studies show that it can help reduce arthritis pain.
Lower blood pressure
This study found that drinking 150ml of pomegranate juice a day, for 2 weeks lowered blood pressure. This will consequently reduce risk of stroke and heart attacks.
Cure erectile dysfunction
This study shows that pomegranate can increase flow of blood and erectile response in animals. And a study conducted on men with erectile dysfunction showed that there was an improvement when they ate pomegranate.
Reduce risk of heart disease
Pomegranate contains a fatty acid that can reduce risk of heart disease. This study found that taking pomegranate seed oil daily, for a month lowered cholesterol levels. Many studies show that pomegranate can lower bad cholesterol and ultimately reduce risk of heart disease.
Fight bacterial and fungal infections
Studies show that this fruit has strong anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties.
Better workout performance
For one thing, pomegranate has dietary nitrate, which has been proven to enhance workout performance. Secondly, this study showed that pomegranate increased flow of blood in subjects running on a treadmill.
A study conducted on surgical patients found that pomegranate reduced memory deficits after surgery. Another study shows that pomegranate juice improved memory of elderly people who had memory problems.