Health Benefits of the Pomegranate
Pomegranate is a natural balancer of the body’s hormonal and immune system. It contains polyphenols, which have anti-viral, anti-tumor and potent antioxidant properties. pomegranate is considered the No. 1 antioxidant in the modern diet. With protection against cancers and cardiovascular diseases, antioxidants are said to be the main contributing source to longevity of human life. (Clinica Chimica Acta 348: 63-68, 2004; Journal of Nutrition 136(10):2481-5, 2006).
POMEGRANATE WINE HAS TWO TO THREE TIMES MORE ANTIOXIDANTS THAN RED WINE. (Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 2000, 48, 4581-4589)
Research shows that pomegranate may help to
- slow down prostate and breast cancers
- protect against strokes, premature aging, and Alzheimer’s.
POMEGRANATE MAY ALSO ASSIST IN MAINTAINING HEALTHY CHOLESTEROL AND TRIGLYCERIDE LEVELS, THUS BALANCING ABNORMAL BLOOD PRESSURE. (Clinical Nutrition (2004) 23, 423–433.)
- Pomegranate has been shown to slow cartilage deterioration in osteoarthritis (http://www.sciencedaily.com from September 1, 2005)
- The fatty acid of the pomegranate is responsible for the formation of prostaglandin in the human body. Prostaglandin is an important hormone for metabolism and the immune system.
- The pomegranate oil has shown a strengthening effect for the epidermis and the ability to reduce wrinkles.
- Pomegranate prevents unpleasant hot flashes during menopause and is well suited to replace the debated estrogen therapy.
- Oral administration of pomegranate juice to hypercholesterolemic mice at various stages of disease reduced significantly the progression of atherosclerosis. (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, March 29, 2005)
- Pomegranate is shown to inhibit macrophage foam cell formation and development of atherosclerotic lesions, thereby leading to reduced cellular cholesterol accumulation. (Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry 16 (2005) 570– 576.)
- Pomegranate has benefits for diabetes patients, cancer patients, and those suffering from erectile disorders! (Atherosclerosis 187(2): 363-371, 2006 and 187(1): 74-81, 2006; Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 54: 980-985, 2006; International Journal of Impotence Research 19: 564-567, 2007).