Pomegranate, which originates from Asia, consists of small red grains which are mostly consumed raw or in a form of juice. It treats Alzheimer’s and has a neuroprotective action against cerebral aging. Pomegranate is rich in antioxidant, anti-aging, and anti-inflammatory properties. This fruit contains a polyphenol that is also called ellagitannin. It penetrates in the intestinal flora and produces urolithins, molecules which provide the great extent of the benefits of this fruit.
The only molecule which can restart the process of mitochondrial cleansing is the Urolithin A. This molecule can be also found in smaller amounts in nuts and berries.
The effects this substance have on the brain
Studies proved that the urolithins limit the plaque accumulation that is responsible for Alzheimer’s disease. Besides, they are rich in anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective effects.
Prostate cancer and pomegranate
Foods that are abundant in antioxidants and polyphenols contain powerful anti-carcinogenic properties. In the study ‘Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Disease’ where the researchers used foods rich in polyphenol to prevent the development of prostate cancer, it was proved that patients who consumed a mixture of pomegranate, broccoli, green tea, and turmeric decreased the prostate cancer development significantly.
Pomegranate juice and less oxidative stress
It was proved in a scientific research conducted in Israeli hospital that pomegranate consumption on a regular basis lowers the complications of patients who had dialysis.
Almost 100 patients on dialysis were tested.
The results proved less inflammation and oxidative stress, as well as a lowered risk of infections and cardiovascular diseases.
Other benefits of the pomegranate
Pomegranate provides numerous health benefits. It can replaces the medicines that cause unwanted side-effects.
Take a look at the following health benefits that pomegranate or its juice provides:
Decrease the cataracts development;
Strengthens the muscles and bones;
Reduces blood pressure ;
Is abundant in anti-inflammatory properties;
Reduces the bad cholesterol;
Helps in the prevention of certain cancer types, especially prostate cancer;
Is rich in antibacterial properties that prevents the creation of dental plaque.
People in India use the white and bitter parts of this fruit as the main ingredients for making a natural toothpaste;
Protects the skin from the UV rays rays (if applied topically);
Eliminates intestinal parasites;
Prevents the fat accumulation in the abdomen;
Is rich in astringent features that prevent diarrhea.