Monday, April 2, 2012

Health Tips and Benefits of Pomegranate Juice

    Pomegranate juice has become popular in the past few years; several recent studies have shown important potential health benefits from drinking pomegranate juice.

    Health Tips and Benefits of Pomegranate Juice

    • Fights Breast Cancer
    Studies in Israel show that pomegranate juice destroys breast cancer cells while leaving healthy cells alone. It may also prevent breast cancer cells from forming.

    • Lung Cancer Prevention
    Studies show that pomegranate juice may reduce the development of lung cancer.

    • Slows Prostate Cancer
    It slowed the growth of prostate cancer in mice.

    • Keeps PSA Levels Stable
    In a study of 50 men who had undergone treatment for prostate cancer, 8 ounces of pomegranate juice per day kept PSA levels stable, reducing the need for more treatment such as chemotherapy or hormone therapy.

    • Protects the Neonatal Brain
    Studies show that maternal consumption of pomegranate juice may protect the neonatal brain from damage after injury.

    • Prevention of Osteoarthritis
    Several studies indicate that pomegranate juice may prevent cartilage deterioration.

    • Protects the Arteries
    It prevents plaque from building up in the arteries and may reverse previous plaque buildup.

    • Alzheimer's disease Prevention
    It may prevent and slow Alzheimer's disease. In one study, mice bred to develop Alzheimer's disease were given pomegranate juice. They accumulated significantly less amyloid plaque than control mice and they performed mental tasks better.

    • Lowers Cholesterol
    It lowers LDL (bad cholesterol) and raises HDL (good cholesterol).

    • Lowers Blood Pressure
    One study showed that drinking 1.7 ounces of pomegranate juice per day lowered systolic blood pressure by as much as 5 percent.

    • Dental Protection
    Research suggests that drinking pomegranate juice may be a natural way to prevent dental plaque.

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