Pretty red fruit and fresh this is currently popular. Fresh sour taste with a sweet tinge plus a fragrant aroma. As a high source of antioxidants, pomegranates can ward off free radicals. It is also efficacious against many diseases!
Pomegranate, known as pomegranate and other dairy products are rich in antioxidant polyphenols such as tannins and anthocyanins. If you require a large portion of the content of antioxidants, then pomegranate is the right choice. Antioxidant content of pomegranate juice three times more than red wine or even green tea.
Pomegranate (punica granatum), tree height can reach up to 5-8 m. This plant is thought to have originated from Iran, and has long been cultivated in the Mediterranean area. Moors to name one of the ancient city in Spain, Granada under the name of this fruit. This plant is also widely planted in South China region and Southeast Asia.
Pomegranates are three kinds, namely white pomegranate, red, and purple. The study found that pomegranate juice contained in the materials – certain materials that can inhibit cancer cell mobilization and weaken the influence of protein produced by bone marrow-risk prostate cancer occurrence and spread to the bone.
Not only that the benefits, consuming pomegranates may also reduce the risk of preventing and slowing the growth of some types of breast cancer. Because Ellagitannins contained in it could inhibit the growth of breast cancer in the form of estrogen-responsive.
“Fitokimianya suppress estrogen production so as to prevent the multiplication of cancer cells and tumor growth of estrogen-responsive,” said a team of researchers at the University of California-Riverside, as quoted healthkey site. Ellagitannins in pomegranates works by inhibiting aromatase (the key enzyme the body uses to make estrogen and was instrumental in the growth of breast cancer).
While the research conducted by the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, this antioxidant-rich pomegranates can prevent the oxidation of LDL or bad cholesterol in the body. In addition to the health benefits of pomegranates, among others, to prevent diseases such as stomach disorders, heart disorders, cancer, dental, rheumatism, anemia and diabetes.
Meanwhile, if you drink pomegranate juice 3 times or more a week, may reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s up to 76% compared with those who drank no juice at all.