Either you’re a die-hard fan of pomegranate or you avoid it at all costs. There is no in between. However pomegranates are more than just a pretty fruit (I mean they do have a flower-shaped stem), they are one of the most healthiest fruits you can consume. In fact, pomegranates are so healthy that no other food even closely resembles all of its benefits! Here are just four reasons why you should add pomegranates to your daily routine. Like immediately.
Pomegranate Has Anti-Inflammatory Effects
Currently a large population of people across the globe suffer from heart disease, cancer, type 2 diabetes, and Alzheimer’s. All of these diseases cause chronic inflammation, which is incredibly painful at time. Usually no matter how much medicine or lotion you take, the painful is unbearable. However pomegranates have punicalagins, which are loaded with anti-inflammatory properties. As a result of eating anti-inflammatory properties, you’re easing the effects that are associated with chronic inflammation.
Helps Fight Arthritis and Joint Pain
As we already said, pomegranates have anti-inflammatory effects which also means they’re a useful fruit to have around if you suffer from arthritis. Various studies have proven that pomegranate extract can help to block enzymes which damage joints in those who have osteoarthritis.
Fights Bacterial and Fungal Infections
Turns out that the plant compounds in pomegranate also help fight harmful microorganisms. Studies have proven that this sweet fruit is rather beneficial against all kinds of bacteria, such as the yeast Candida albicans. Furthermore the anti-bacterial and anti-fungal effects in pomegranate also could protect against mouth infections and mouth inflammation (gingivitis, periodontitis, and denture stomatitis).
Helps Improve Memory
Some recent evidence has shown that pomegranate can help improve memory. For example, one study tested surgical patients who had ingested two grams of pomegranate extract. When tested at a later date, the study showed that the subjects had less deficits in their memory after surgery. Furthermore some studies in mice have shown that pomegranates can maybe help fight Alzheimer’s.