Top 7 Health Benefits of Pomegranate

Top 7 Health Benefits of Pomegranate


Overview of the pomegranate

Pomegranate belongs to the Punicaceae family, it is classified as a raspberry, a long-lived drought-resistant plant, cultivated widely in Iran, India, and the Mediterranean countries. The pomegranate is a tree that can grow between 6 and 9 meters, but usually, a height of 3 to 5 meters is the average. The pomegranate is characterized by a solid shell which is usually yellow covered with a light pink or dark red color and the inner contents of the fruit are separated by membranes and it contains hundreds of delicious seeds, which is surrounded by a layer that encompasses the seeds that have an acidic or sweet flavor, can be eaten raw, or can be used to make pomegranate juice, otherwise in several forms, such as nutritional supplements, juice in powder or powder form extract.



Health Benefits of pomegranate 

According to the degree of effectiveness

Pomegranate provides a set of health benefits, which differ in the degree of effectiveness, and the following is a breakdown of these benefits:


Maybe effective:

Lower Blood Pressure: There is some evidence that drinking pomegranate juice daily may lower systolic blood pressure, which is the highest number in a blood pressure reading, but it does not lower blood pressure diastolic or the lower number.

Evidence of its effectiveness remains insufficient.


Improvement in cases of people with diabetes: pomegranate juice and zest contain punicalagins, a powerful antioxidant. It has been shown that the activity of antioxidants in pomegranate is three times higher than that of antioxidants in green tea, moreover pomegranate seed oil contains punic acid, which has strong biological effects, thus the seeds of the pomegranate can help reduce blood sugar, in addition to improving insulin sensitivity.


 Improved athletic performance: After exercise, the body is exposed to a condition known as oxidative stress; this condition is a natural response to the body during exertion. Physically, the antioxidants present in pomegranate have been observed to help reduce this condition by improving exercise performance and building muscle strength; among the latter is the so-called gallic acid, which is one of the polyphenols present in pomegranate juice, which strengthens and helps in the process of muscle recovery, and quercetin, which is characterized by its improved athletic performance, in addition to nitrates which convert to nitric oxide in the body when consumed, and has been shown to improve oxygen supply to muscles by widening blood vessels, which helps to improve muscle function and delay fatigue.


Weight reduction: in one of the studies, published in the Journal of Diabetes, Obesity, and Metabolism, conducted on a product containing pomegranate seed oil and brown algae found that they can help with weight loss in premenopausal women with obesity and liver disease. However, the effect of pomegranate fruits on weight control has yet to be studied to confirm this. For more information on this, see the section on the benefits of the pomegranate diet.


Help alleviate arthritis: and this thanks to the plant compounds that pomegranate contains, and which produces anti-inflammatory drugs for the body, pomegranate extract can ban the enzyme that creates joint pain in people with pomegranate Degenerative arthritis, according to laboratory studies done between 2005 and 2010 at Case Western Reserve University, however, it should be noted that this effect requires even more human studies to confirm.


Contribution to the fight against gum infection: this effect is attributed to the pomegranate content of plant compounds that help fight certain types of harmful microorganisms, such as certain bacteria and white ovarian yeasts (in English: Candida Albicans). It should be noted that the properties of pomegranate and antifungals may play a role in reducing the risk of developing certain types of infections that can affect the mouth, such as periodontitis, gingivitis, and dentistry-related stomatitis (In English: Denture stomatitis).

Improved cases of impotence: About 237 milliliters of pomegranate juice per day was noted to help improve impotence status in nearly half of the number of people in a study published in the International Journal of Impotence. This research was done in 2007 conducted for 28 days on 53 men between 21 and 70 years old who suffer from a state of sexual weakness ranging from simple to medium degree, and they were divided into groups, one to consume the juice of pomegranate, another group to drink fake drink.