Pomegranate, the pink fresh fruit is probably more famous to be made to juices. In fact, this fruit should we consume regularly.
Pomegranate is one source of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory benefits are often paired with green tea.
Research on the nutrient content of pomegranate is not as much as other fruits. But one of the active substances are known to exist in the pomegranate polyphenols such elagitanin is useful to inhibit the activation of inflammatory pathways.
There is also the anthocyanins that give the red color in the fruit as well as an antioxidant. When we often eat fruits rich in antioxidants such risk of heart disease and cancer can be suppressed.
A 2008 study concluded that pomegranate juice has antioxidant activity and polyphenol higher than red wine, grape juice, blueberries, apple juice and orange juice.
Even if a pomegranate seed extract antioxidant capacity made juice three times more than green tea.
Small-scale studies in humans also showed that those who regularly drank pomegranate juice every day the risk of heart disease is lower. This is because the pomegranate juice lowers blood pressure and increase levels of good cholesterol.
Currently active substance pomegranate are also being studied to see whether it is worthwhile to slow prostate cancer malignancy.