Pomegranate | The super-food with outstanding antioxidant properties

The pomegranate is a real super-food with superior antioxidant properties, which even outshines red wine, green tea and grape juice. For this reason, the pomegranate is often used as a preventative in cardiovascular diseases. This preventive effect has actually been observed in studies. The pomegranate nowadays is even used in cancer therapy and also there are first investigations that suggest an efficacy.

The antioxidant effect of the juice from the pomegranate should inhibit the development of cancer and also slow down further spread. This was observed in over 80% of subjects who participated in a study on this topic.

The pomegranate has been consumed as food for many centuries and is considered the oldest medicinal fruit of humanity.

In the last decade alone, more than 300 scientific studies on pomegranate have been published. But the highly effective properties of pomegranate also have been proven in clinical studies.

The pomegranate definitely is a great help for many illnesses and always worth a try. Especially with fungal infection and as liver protection.

Anti-inflammatory effect of pomegranate

Oxidative stress is observed very frequently in rheumatoid patients or patients with chronic inflammatory diseases. Everywhere an inflammation arises, increasingly free radicals are formed, which further increases the inflammation.

The polyphenols contained in the pomegranate are able to reduce the oxidative stress and thus dampen the inflammatory process. Meanwhile, there is some evidence that the polyphenols of pomegranate are able to slow the decay of articular cartilage in rheumatic inflammation.

Pomegranate is good for heart and brain

The active ingredients which are contained in the pomegranate are able to protect the heart and the vessels. In patients with coronary heart disease, regular intake of pomegranate juice could improve blood flow to the heart muscle and reduce the incidence of anginal attacks by 50%.

Pomegranate juice can lower blood pressure and minimize bad LDL cholesterol. In patients with a narrowed carotid artery, after 12 months of use, the pomegranate juice was able to reduce the deposits in the carotid artery by 35%.

Due to the vascular protective properties, the pomegranate juice is also a recommended remedy for potency disorders and erection problems.

But also in the brain, the antioxidant ingredients of the pomegranate consistently provide positive effects. These were found mainly in patients with Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis. The mental deterioration and dementia could be reduced with the regular intake of highly concentrated pomegranate juice.

Even on brain damage caused by hypoxia, after a stroke or the birth of a child, a sustained and high-dose intake of pomegranate juice has showed a significantly relieve of symptoms.

Pomegranate is helpful in cancer

The tumor building in various types of cancer can be inhibited and suppressed with the effect of polyphenols in the pomegranate.

The particularly high amount of polyphenols in pomegranate has a positive inhibiting effect on some types of cancer. Studies have shown that the pomegranate polyphenols showed a convincing, strongly inhibitory effect, especially on lung-, intestinal- and skin cancer cells. Even leukemia cells were able to revert to healthy cells ore were just eliminated due to the polyphenols from the pomegranate.

The pomegranate also has an anti-estrogenic effect, which should be interesting for many women. In trials with estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer cells, the growth rate of cancer cells by fermented pomegranate polyphenols has been reduced by 80%. The healthy cells were not affected in their growth.

Pomegranate in case of Candida

In case of fungus infection with the yeast fungus Candida Albicans, the pomegranate is used as an effective antifungal. The ingredient punicalagin is known to be extremely potent against Candida. Punicalagin is able to penetrate the cell membrane of the fungus and tp fight it effectively. Comparable with the grapefruit seed extract.

The systemic fungicide fluconazole in combination with punicalagin is said to be twice as effective. So the therapy can be supported with a natural food and helps to a more likely therapeutic success.

The quality is crucial

The pomegranate polyphenols are a scientifically proven and low-side effect possibility of an accompanying nutritional therapy of diabetes mellitus, Alzheimer’s disease, cardiovascular disease, atherosclerosis and cancer.

But it depends very much on the quality of the juice. Above all, the amount of polyphenols makes the difference. Generally you can say that an amount of 600mg of pomegranate polyphenols can be considered effective.

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