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Pomegranate The Super Power Fruit How It Combats Disease

The notoriety in recent years of pomegranate juice and its health benefits is widely known. Its popularity has even grown in the trendy martini scene as an ingredient in the ruby-red colored, “PomTini.” Although its health benefits are no doubt diminished when delivered as part of an alcoholic beverage, the more common form of consumption, (straight up) is well documented as having beneficial effects on health. Studies have proven that pomegranate juice has positive effects on heart disease, hemorrhoids, fertility and blood pressure as well as :

Fighting Breast Cancer
Studies in Israel show that pomegranate juice destroys breast cancer cells while leaving healthy cells alone. It may also prevent breast cancer cells from forming.

Lung Cancer Prevention
Studies in mice show that pomegranate juice may inhibit the development of lung cancer.

Alzheimer’s Disease Prevention
It may prevent and slow Alzheimer’s disease. In one study, mice bred to develop Alzheimer’s disease were given pomegranate juice. They accumulated significantly less amyloid plaque in the brain than control mice and they performed mental tasks better.

Slows Prostate Cancer/ Keeps PSA Levels Stable
It slows the growth of prostate cancer in mice. In a study of 50 men who had undergone treatment for prostate cancer, 8 ounces of pomegranate juice per day kept PSA levels stable, reducing the need for further treatment such as chemotherapy or hormone therapy.

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Protects the Neonatal Brain
Studies show that maternal consumption of pomegranate juice may protect the neonatal brain from damage caused by low oxygen levels.

Prevention of Osteoarthritis
Several studies indicate that pomegranate juice may prevent cartilage deterioration.

Protects the Arteries
It prevents plaque from building up in the arteries and may reverse previous plaque buildup.

Dental Protection
Research suggests that drinking pomegranate juice may be a natural way to prevent dental plaque.

How It Works

A single pomegranate provides approximately 40 per cent of an adult’s recommended daily allowance of vitamin C, and is a rich source of folic acid and vitamins A and E. Research indicates that the high level of antioxidants found in pomegranate juice is effective in combating free radicals that may cause a number of afflictions, including premature aging. Antioxidants act by scavenging free radicals, molecules with one or more unpaired electrons, which rapidly react with other molecules, starting chain reactions in a process called oxidation. Free radicals are a normal product of metabolism. The body produces its own antioxidants enzymes to keep them in balance. In the body, nutrients such as beta-carotene (a vitamin A precursor), vitamin C, vitamin E, and selenium are found to act as antioxidants. Stress, aging, and environmental sources such as polluted air and cigarette smoke can add to the number of free radicals in the body, creating an imbalance. The highly reactive free radicals can damage healthy DNA and are linked to changes that accompany aging.

Note: Eating pomegranates might interfere with certain medications in the same way that grapefruit juice does. Ask your doctor or pharmacist about any possible drug interactions.

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About The Author: Gloria Ha’o Schneider is an expert in senior citizen and baby boomer issues. Her topics revolve around Senior Living and Healthcare to provide the latest information to this demographic as well as their families and loved ones.

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