Top 10 reasons to be in love with pomegranate

Ever wondered that the delectable, crunchy, sweet and juicy pomegranate seeds that you eat, topped on your scrumptious chaat could  improve your libido and goes as far as to treat Alzheimer's? Well, yes. There is much more to what meets the eyes with this fruit. This "fruit-with-a-crown", is understood to be the fruit that grew in the Garden of Eden and which biblical scouts brought to Moses to show the fertility of the promised land.

 

1. Treatment of Alzheimer's:

Perennial inflammation is among the leading drivers of many chronic diseases.This includes heart disease, cancer, type 2 diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease and as well as obesity.Pomegranate has formidable anti-inflammatory properties. A study in the field of diabetics found that 250 ml of pomegranate juice a day for 12 weeks resulted in decreased inflammatory markers CRP and interleukin-6 by 32% and 30%, respectively. The juice makes sure there is minimal or zero deposition of amyloid in the brain, thus decreasing the risk of developing the disease. 

2. Fight back Prostate Cancer with a little help from this mighty fruit:

Prostate cancer is known to be the most common type of cancer in men. Laboratory studies showed that pomegranate extract can sedate the cancer cell reproduction, moreover induce apoptosis (cell death)among the cancer cells.The PSA (prostate-specific antigen) is a known blood marker for prostate cancer. Men with doubled PSA levels induced in short period of time,are at increased risk of death from prostate cancer. Interestingly, a human study showed that 237 ml (8 oz) of pomegranate juice per day increased the PSA doubling time from 15 months to 54 months, which is huge.

3. Beating Breast Cancer:

Breast cancer is the most prevalent type of cancer in women. Pomegranate extract has been shown to hinder the reproduction of breast cancer cells, moreover even kill some of them. A glass a day would provide with just the right amount of protection from recurrent diseases.

4. Say no to Arthritis and Joint Pain:

Arthritis is a common problem seen in most countries and involve some form manifestations of inflammation in the joints. Considering the anti-inflammatory compounds in pomegranate ,it makes sense to believe that they could help treat arthritis. Beguiling it is that laboratory studies have successfully been able to show that pomegranate citation can block enzymes that are known to damage joints in people with osteoarthritis

5. Skin and hair healthy as never before:

Doctors widely suggest drinking pomegranate juice to refurbish the skin's glow. It's peel comprises of abundant quantities of antioxidants which prove to be helpful in maintaining a healthy skin and hair. In fact, a single glass of pomegranate juice provides the daily requirement of vitamins and folic acid.

6. Curbing anaemia:

Brimful with iron, pomegranate assists in  nursing patients suffering from RBC(red blood cell) deficiency. Some other advantages of consuming pomegranate are that it aids to control bleeding nose and cure red or sore eyes. Additionally, regular intake of the fruit stops the problem of falling eyelashes. 

7. Revamp your libido:

This health benefit  has been resorted-to since ancient times. A glass of pomegranate juice to improve the fertility in both men and women is most widely suggested by doctors . Furthemore, pomegranates contain specific compounds that stimulate sex stamina. 

8. Pomegranates are your friends:

Known as the superfood, this ruby red fruit is said to be cure-all for just any ailment. It helps upset stomachs, menopausal hot flashes, haemorrhoids, conjunctivitis, osteoarthritis, lowers blood pressure, stimulates the immune system, wards off the flu, reduces inflammation, reduces risks of heart disease and lowers cholesterol. It's peel is good for the heart ,good for wounds and ulcers of the mouth and throat and blood vessels and the white membrane is effective in stopping diarrhoea. The fruit also strengthens the brain,  sanitising the body and blood from toxins, and is very sturdy at expelling worms from the intestines. 

9. Pomegranates will keep you youthful:

Thanks to the pomegranate’s antioxidant extracts, modern science and the cosmetics industry agree that topical application of products containing the ruby red fruit can keep wrinkles at bay. Pomegranate-tinged anti-aging creams, massage oils, masques and toners are readily available.

10.Good for expectant mothers:

Devouring pomegranate has numerous benefits, especially for pregnant women. It comprises of a lot of essential vitamins and minerals along with folic acid, few important parts of the prenatal diet. With it's anti-inflammatory properties, the growth of the fetus is proved to be healthy. Leg cramps are reduced to a "none at all", something which pregnant women suffer through very terribly. In fact, if expectant women drink pomegranate juice every day, the risk of premature childbirth also drops down significantly. 

Pomegranate is packed with enormous health benefits that you just cannot avoid. Eat the fruit or drink its juice, but ensure to include it in your daily diet.  

 

Beeba M Singh