What is a pomegranate?
Pomegranate is one of the healthiest fruits on our earth. This fruit contains vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, zinc, iron , potassium , phosphorus, and also calcium.
The pomegranate helps us fight the diseases of civilization. Some studies point to its positive effects in preventing high blood pressure , hyperglycemia , inflammation and, last but not least, it also improves the blood flow in our arteries (mainly because it contains a high percentage of antioxidants that help us fight cell oxidation). Pomegranate contains even more antioxidants than green tea or wine.
14 positive effects of pomegranate
There are many positive effects of pomegranate on our health. Among the most important are to improve blood permeability and reduce inflammation in our body. It has a positive effect in the treatment of inflammation and arthritis. It can also help with joint pain and indigestion.
1. Healthy heart
Pomegranate contains a lot of antioxidants that help cleanse our body of cholesterol and thus keep our hearts healthy. American studies show that pomegranate is a good prevention against heart disease and can even lower cholesterol and prevent oxidation.
2. Blood pressure
If we drink or eat a pomegranate, our blood pressure may drop. In the Czech Republic, a large percentage of people have high blood pressure, which causes heart problems. An American study suggests that pomegranate lowers blood pressure .
Pomegranate contains a large amount of antioxidants. The main ones are the so-called:
Punicid Acid and Punicalagins , which are unique and are very powerful as antioxidants and effective in the fight against free radicals. Some studies suggest that pomegranate has 3 times more antioxidants than green tea .
4. Anti-inflammatory effects
Thanks to its high content of antioxidants, pomegranate also has anti-inflammatory effects. If you suffer from chronic inflammation and want to improve your health, be sure to start eating pomegranate. Studies also show a very positive effect in the prevention of: heart disease, diabetes, obesity and Alzheimer’s disease.
Flavonols in pomegranate can help fight inflammation , osteoporosis and arthritis.
In today’s hectic and unhealthy times, our arteries become clogged with bad cholesterol, reducing blood flow. Pomegranate and its antioxidant effects help our body fight cholesterol oxidation.
7. Cancer prevention
Studies show that pomegranate juice is good for preventing prostate cancer in men and breast cancer in women . There are very few studies so far, so it is good to drink pomegranate juice only preventively. However, pomegranate cannot be denied a large amount of antioxidants that help fight cancer.
8. Improves exercise performance
Pomegranate contains substances that improve exercise performance. During exercise, the pomegranate content helps us fight fatigue and also improves blood flow and thus better performance. Due to the high content of carbohydrates, pomegranate is also suitable as a healthy snack before exercise, as it will give us energy during exercise.
9. Joint pain
Pomegranate and its anti-inflammatory effects also have a positive effect on our joints. Studies also show that garnet extract blocks enzymes that destroy joints in patients with osteoporosis.
Pomegranate also supplies our body with iron , which helps against anemia.
11. Infections and bacteria
Pomegranate helps fight bacteria and infections. A study from the USA also points to a positive effect on the fight against yeasts of the type: Candida albicans.
12. Free radicals
Pomegranate has a high content of antioxidants and they help us destroy free radicals that cause cell aging. Free radicals are formed during an unhealthy lifestyle.
13. Erectile dysfunction
Pomegranate juice helps circulate blood and thus improves erections . If we have a bad lifestyle, oxidation reduces blood flow and worsens erections.
14. Good digestion
The fiber contained in pomegranate helps healthy digestion and keeps our intestines in good condition. For the best effect, it is good to eat a pomegranate, including a white wrapper around the seeds.
Pomegranate is one of the best sources of antioxidants and vitamins among fruits. Very few foods offer us so many positive effects at once. So if you suffer from high blood pressure or have prostate problems, a pomegranate is right for you.