Pomegranate has been known since ancient times as the fruit of heaven because of its vital nutrients and several health benefits.
It is also one of the brain foods that can increase memory and focus.
Pomegranate can be used to complement a healthy diet and physical activity toward your weight loss goal.
Health Benefits of Pomegranate
Pomegranate is genuinely a super nutrient. It has been shown to clear dangerous blood fats known as triglycerides before they are converted to a form of fat that can be stored in our fat cells. A significant benefit of this is that lowered triglycerides have been shown to reduce the risk of heart disease and death from a heart attack.
May boost bone health
Pomegranate peel effectively reduces bone density loss, especially in menopausal women, due to the anti-inflammatory properties. Studies indicate that consuming concoctions made of pomegranate peels can help boost bone health and prevent osteoporosis after menopause.
May protect against heart disease
The peels are packed with powerful antioxidants that help fight against dangerous and life-threatening heart diseases. It also lowers cholesterol levels, reduces stress, and restores heart health. They reduce oxidative stress and lower blood pressure too.
May help improve gut health
The peels have tannins in them that help reduce the inflammation of the intestines, swelling of haemorrhoids, tighten intestinal lining, stop bleeding during diarrhea, and improve digestion.
Studies and Research
A study performed at the University of Edinburgh and reported by the Daily Mail in October 2010, confirms that pomegranate consumption for 30 days was sufficient to lower the risk of developing fatty cells around the abdomen. Researchers note that this type of fat accumulation is the most dangerous. It causes the release of stress hormones, which fuel inflammation and promote heart disease.
The researchers from the University of Edinburgh believe Pomegranate may lower the amount of fatty acid in the blood, known as nonesterified fatty acid or NEFA. They believe this will make it less likely for fat to be stored around the stomach.
For many years, researchers in the UK have looked at Pomegranate as a possible superfood that can slow the onset and symptoms of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Disease. They reported that a compound found in pomegranates called “punicalagin” could ‘prevent or slow down development (of the diseases) by inhibiting inflammation in specialized brain cells known as micrologia— this inflammation leads to the destruction of further brain cells.’
Most of the punicalagin antioxidants are in the fruit’s outer skin and not the soft part.
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