Pomegranate is a low-caloric red fruit known for its vibrant juice with edible seeds inside them. Pomegranates have moderate calories and fat but are rich in fiber, vitamins, and minerals such as Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium, and Folate. They also include some proteins that have a wide range of beneficial impacts.
Pomegranates have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, due to which their extract is used in making numerous medications (1). Pomegranate extract is used for the treatment of various diseases, such as hypertension, diabetes, and cardiac diseases, and boosts physical activity. So if you know how to cut and dice pomegranates to make their extract, here are some of its health benefits.
Benefits of Pomegranate in your formula
Pomegranate extracts are high in antioxidants and polyphenols. It has numerous health benefits. Punicagins, anthocyanins, and hydrolysable tannins are the major bioactive chemicals identified in pomegranate extract, which have antioxidant action. It protects against harmful free radicals, which can cause a variety of chronic disorders.
Similarly, Ellagitannins, found in pomegranate extracts, function as antioxidants and lessen chronic inflammation. They consequently protect your brain against diseases resulting from inflammatory activity and oxidative stress. Based on a study, ellagitannins help in preventing the onset of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease, as it lowers oxidative injury and boosts brain cell viability.
The enzymes in pomegranate fruit, juice, and oil have been proven in laboratory experiments to help destroy cancer cells or delay their growth in the body (2). Pomegranate extract also assists in combatting inflammation and reducing tumorigenesis in both animal and human studies. Anti-tumor properties have been shown to have chest, breast, stomach, epidermis, and colorectal malignancies.
According to test-tube and numerous studies, pomegranate extract may help prevent the development of kidney disease; This advantage is mainly attributable to the extract’s antioxidant properties. An experiment showed that people aged 18 to 70 with recurring kidney stones were given 1,000 mg of pomegranate juice daily for 90 days.
Risks and Concerns
Most of the time, Pomegranates and their extract lack side effects (3). Having oral consumption of pomegranate extract is safe for the majority of people. Pomegranate fruit can cause allergic responses only in certain people. Pomegranate extract can irritate a few people who are allergic to it. It might include respiratory issues, puffiness, runny noses, and burning.
Pomegranates can be hazardous if their root, stem, or peel is consumed by the mouth in massive amounts. This is because poisons are present in them. So, one should avoid having a direct intake of it. The application of pomegranate extract to the skin is safe, but it can cause reactions in some people.
Pomegranates are tasty, rich fruits that contain high-density edible seeds called arils. They are full of protein, fiber, and essential nutrients. The presence of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds like punicagins in their extract can aid heart health, the excretory system, brain, digestion, and testicles. Pomegranate extracts may also help prevent cancer and combat infections. However, people with diabetes should consult a physician about the optimal ways to add pomegranate extract to their diet.
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1. MedicalNewsToday: https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/318385