What if there was a super-food that new research shows that it can slow down the process of aging, stop cancer from spreading in the body and even has the same effects as [email protected], while also improving heart health? Well, research shows that that super-food is pomegranate. The pomegranate is not as readily consumes as other fruits, like apples, maybe because it’s not as east to bite into, or just peal and eat like a banana.
Don’t let the little bit of extra effort it takes to consume this super-food keep you away from it’s many benefits, among which are the nutrients and fiber.
Here’s a glimpse at some of the many ways these tiny seeds can help improve your health.
1. May Slow Aging
Pomegranates have polyphenols, a type of antioxidant that many believe slows aging. A look at polyphenol-rich foods including pomegranates has shown that it does in fact help extend the lifespan, according to new research from the University of Kansas.
2. Increases Testosterone
Researchers looked at 60 volunteers, and the results were clear: drinking pomegranate juice increased the level of testosterone in the saliva. Testosterone has myriad benefits, including increased muscle, reduced fat, renewed energy, better moods and, of course, an improved sex drive. The study found a surge in T levels in both men and women. Another small study, published in Journal of Impotence Research, suggested that pomegranate juice might have natural [email protected] effects. The researchers reported that 47 percent of men with mild-to-moderate erectile dysfunction (ED) reported improvement after drinking the juice daily for one month, compared to a 31 percent rate of improvement in men who drank apple juice. Intriguingly, throughout history, the pomegranate has been a symbol of fertility and has long been thought to have aphrodisiac powers.
3. Lowers Bad Cholesterol
Pomegranate juice may well slow the buildup of cholesterol for those who have risk factors associated with heart disease. This has to do with the tangy juice’s high levels of polyphenols and other antioxidants, which reduce “bad” cholesterol.