Inflammation is the key cause and symptom of many fatal diseases such as heart disease, some types of cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer’s and arthritis. Substances containing anti-inflammatories can have a positive impact on such diseases. This is why new discoveries keep coming out about Aspirin, one of the oldest drugs in modern medical science.
The pomegranate has strong anti-inflammatory power from its rich punicalagins chemical compound.
In traditional Chinese medicine, the pomegranate (especially liquid from the rubbery husk) is used to clear digestive tract infections and stomach worms grown due to poor hygiene.
The idea of pomegranate being good for futility is probably truer for men! A regular daily glass of pomegranate juice may boost such desire and strength. More importantly, men must worry about prostate health as this has become the leading cancer in many areas, including Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong. Some studies have shown the pomegranate can slow down cancer cell reproduction or even cause cancer cells to die.
The antioxidants in pomegranates may help improve blood flow and oxygenation which helps with erectile dysfunction.
For women the main concern is breast cancer, which has become the leading cause of death. Lab research has shown promising effects when pomegranate extracts were used against cancerous cells in the breast. Of course, we are not suggesting that this is a cure, but it is a positive indication of the goodness of this fruit.
Pomegranate also has the proven benefit of slowing the aging of skin. Have you noticed that every major cosmetics line has pomegranate-infused skincare products at this point?
You can drink pomegranate juice for the same benefits!
Stroke is one of the most dreadful diseases we must confront, and the rate of those suffering from one is steadily rising. High Blood Pressure is the most obvious marker we have to watch out. Potassium has the opposite effect on blood pressure as compared to sodium (salt). Potassium softens blood vessels and lowers the tension within. Pomegranate is one of the richest natural sources of potassium.
Many studies have shown pomegranates to have positive effects on high blood pressure, cholesterol, triglycerides, which all point to a lower risk of heart attack, heart disease, and diabetes.
One study by Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine has shown positive effects on arthritis. Pomegranate extract appeared to inhibit the over production of enzymes that leads to the damage of cartilage. This is just one more reason humans, and especially seniors, should consume pomegranates.