Powerful Pomegranates Aid In Women’s Health

Sept. 18, 2017; By Briana McDonald; Staff Writer Silver, Bulletin e-News Magazine (UtopiaSilver.com) A woman’s body is forever changing, shape shifting into new forms as we go throughout our lives. Our hormones are in a constant flux, and it seems just as we have gotten used to one phase of womanhood we enter a new with new challenges to overcome. Our ovaries are engaged in constant communication with our brains, and have been since we were children. They take part in governing all of our wonderful and sometimes overwhelming emotions and are responsible for our estrogen and progesterone levels.  What if I told you there was a food, one of which bares striking resemblance to the female ovaries, that helps women to reverse bone loss, improve mood, improve cardiovascular health, reduce our risk of breast cancer, and give us beautiful skin to boot? Pomegranates are nature’s answer to several women’s health related issues and can provide relief to mood swings, fluctuating estrogen levels, and other nagging problems that come around as we move through various phases of womanhood. Here are ways that powerful pomegranates aid in women’s health.

 Health Benefits 
Some of the ways powerful pomegranates aid in women’s health include:
  • reduces cholesterol- pomegranate’s rich antioxidant levels help prevent LDL cholesterol from oxidizing and damaging blood vessels.
  • reduces blood pressure- a 2004 study showed that drinking one glass of this powerful juice per day lowered blood pressure, reduced cholesterol, and reversed plaque buildup in the arteries by up to 29%
  • reduces inflammation 
  • increases oxygen flow – a 2007 study showed that drinking 1 glass a day also helped to increase oxygen flow to the heart muscle in coronary patients
  • protects against environmental damage and aging- Antioxidants are intimately involved in the prevention of cellular damage which is the common pathway for cancer, aging, and a variety of illnesses. Epidemiologic observations show lower cancer rates in people whose diets are rich in fruits and vegetables which has lead to the theory that these diets contain substances, possibly antioxidants, which protect against the development of cancerResearch on this is ongoing but knowing the effects of antioxidants on the body it really is a no brainer that these claims are true.
  • reduces risk of breast cancer- lab studies have found that pomegranate anthocyanidins flavanoids and oils express anti-cancer effects against breast tumors. Other compounds found in pomegranates such as anti-aromatase phytochemicals have been shown to reduce the incidence of hormone dependent breast cancer according to the January issue of Cancer Prevention Research.
  • improves mood – in 2004 Japanese researches conducted a study which found that rats given pomegranate extract measured lower levels of depression indicators.
  • reverses bone loss – the same 2004 study showed that rats who had their ovaries removed experienced an acceleration in bone loss, a common symptom of menopause. However when given an extract of pomegranate juice over a 2 week period their bone mineral loss reverted to normal levels. 2.
  • alleviates symptoms of menopause
 Fertility Fruit
Pomegranates have been cultivated for thousands of years and older civilizations like the Zoroastrians understood the powerful role they played in women’s health and used them to aid in fertility. Fruits have been defined as the “developed ovary of a seed plant” and with the case of pomegranates the resemblance is stunning. The resemblance seems to go far beyond the physical as it has been proven to provide the same estrogen levels as the female ovary such as estradiol, estrone, and estriol. (1)
Powerful Nutrients:
The rich color you see in fruits and vegetables are indicators of key nutrients. The beautiful pomegranate is loaded with these powerful nutrients that help anyone, man or woman, feel like a million bucks. 
  • Potassium
  • Fiber
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin B5
  • Polyphenols (powerful antioxidants!!)
  • Vitamins A & E
  • Folic Acid (3) studies have shown that women who consumed more folic acid had a significantly lower risk of developing hypertension (high blood pressure)
You can incorporate pomegranates easily into the diet by sprinkling them on salads or adding the delicious juice to a fruit smoothie for powerful antioxidant benefits. Don’t just read about how powerful pomegranates aid in women’s health, start feeling their magic today!
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