Pomegranates are a beloved delicious and nutritious fruit.
Here are 4 Unexpected Health Benefits of Pomegranates:
Memory: A study of 28 older adults with memory complaints found that 8 oz of pomegranate juice per day significantly improved markers of verbal and visual memory. Studies in mice suggest pomegranate may help fight Alzheimer’s disease.
Athletic Performance: Pomegranate is rich in dietary nitrates that are known to improve athletic performance. A study of 19 athletes running on a treadmill suggested that one gram of pomegranate extract taken 30 minutes prior to exercise significantly enhanced blood flow, delayed fatigue, and increased exercise efficiency.
Viagra & Fertility: Pomegranate juice can act like Viagra. It is rich in antioxidants that increase blood flow through the genitalia area improving sexual performance, libido, and stamina. Pomegranate juice can increase testosterone, and reduce the oxidative stress that can decrease fertility in women and cause sperm dysfunction in men.
Heart Disease: Pomegranate juice may be the most heart-healthy juice available. It appears to protect the heart and arteries, improving blood flow, and keeping the arteries from becoming stiff and thick. It also helps to lower systolic blood pressure.
Find out more about pomegranates and what they can do for you.