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10 Health Benefits of Pomegranates Juice

The pomegranate fruit has been used for thousands of years as medicine as it contains more than 100 phytochemicals. Fresh juice doesn’t have to be green or full of spinach to be healthy. Pomegranate juice is being studied for its many health benefits. Below are some of the potential benefits of pomegranates.

Benefits of Pomegranates

Antioxidants

Pomegranate juice contains higher levels of antioxidants than most other fruit juices. It also has 3 times more antioxidants than red wine and green tea. The antioxidants in pomegranate juice can help remove free radicals, protect cells from damage, and reduce inflammation. 

Pomegranate seeds get their vibrant red hue from polyphenols which are the powerful antioxidants.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C can be broken down when pasteurized, so opt for fresh pomegranate juice to get the most of the nutrient. The juice of a single pomegranate has more than 40% of your daily requirement of vitamin C.

Alzheimer’s Disease Protection

Pomegranates are believed to stall the progress of Alzheimer disease and protect memory. This is because it contains a high level of antioxidants in the juice. 

Digestion

Pomegranate juice can reduce inflammation in the gut and improve digestion. It may be beneficial for people with Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, and other inflammatory bowel diseases. But remember to avoid pomegranates juice when you are having diarrhoea because it may worsen it. 

Anti-inflammatory

Pomegranate juice can help reduce inflammation throughout the body and prevent oxidative stress and damage. It is a powerful anti-inflammatory because of its high concentration of antioxidants.

Arthritis

According to research, Flavonols in pomegranate juice may help block the inflammation that contributes to osteoarthritis and cartilage damage. 

Blood Pressure

Drinking pomegranate juice daily may also help lower systolic blood pressure. A comprehensive review of randomized controlled trials stated that it would be beneficial for heart health to include pomegranate juice daily.

Vitamin-rich

Pomegranate juice is a good source of folate, potassium, and vitamin K besides vitamin C and vitamin E.  

Sexual Performance and Fertility

Drinking pomegranate juice can also increase testosterone levels in men and women, one of the main hormones behind sex drive. Pomegranate juice’s concentration of antioxidants and the ability to impact oxidative stress make it a potential fertility aid.

Diabetes

Pomegranate was traditionally used as a remedy for diabetes in the Middle East and India. It may help decrease insulin resistance and lower blood sugar.

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