Who doesn't love the red fruit of a pomegranate? Did you realize that this red fruit is known for its medicinal benefits? Pomegranate juice is what I like to call a modern day elixir as it has so has many healthy properties and is a source of essential amino acids. In addition, this fruit is an antioxidant and is loaded with vitamins, and iron. What people might not realize is that it contain almost 40% of the adult recommended vitamin C.
This juice is so tasty and the fruit so delicious in salads and cooking that many people not know how powerful it really is. For instance, there was a study conducted at University of California. That study proved that pomegranate juice helps prevent hardening of the arteries. The study suggested that ingesting a glass of pomegranate juice everyday offers three times more antioxidants than green tea. This is because it removes plaque that builds up in the arteries to the heart. This medicinal juice acts as a blood thinner and increases the flow of blood to the heart. Preventing heart disease can be healthy and tasty.
Pomegranate juice can be a manly drink as well because it may help men who have had treatment for prostate cancer. Pomegranates contain flavonoids, which are antioxidants that may help with neutralizing free radical cells that cause cancer. Another study, conducted at the University of Wisconsin, found it can help battle skin cancer and has been linked to helping lung and breast cancer.
Not only is pomegranate juice full of antioxidants it also has anti-inflammatory properties that may help the over 20-million Americans that suffer from osteoarthritis. If that was not enough reasons to pour yourself a glass of this juice, it is important to note that it strengthens the immune system. This is because pomegranate juice is high in vitamin C, which plays an essential role in boosting the immune system.
According to the Mayo clinic, pomegranate juice may block or at least slow the buildup of cholesterol in your arteries and this could help lower cholesterol. It can also help reduce hot flashes in women and believe that Alzheimer's disease may be caused by plague buildup associated with brain cell death due to oxidation and pomegranate juice could offer some protection against this kind of oxidative that causes this kind of deposit.
No matter how you look at it, pomegranate juice is indeed the modern day elixir and can help with many medical conditions. If you live in the Tucson Arizona area, you can get this wonderful juice or the fruit at health food stores such as New life or Sprouts. What are you waiting for? pour yourself a nice sweet glass of pomegranate juice and cheer to your good health.