13 Exciting Reasons Why You Should Eat More of this One Red Fruit

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11. Fights Fungal and Bacterial Infections

Pomegranates have been shown to have anti-fungal and antibacterial compounds, which can help to fight infections in the body, such as Candida, gingivitis, periodontitis, and denture stomatitis. Although cranberry juice gets all the attention when it comes go stopping UTIs (urinary tract infections) pomegranate juice will also help to stop these types of infections.

 

12. Fights Joint Pain and Arthritis

Due to its anti-inflammatory compounds, pomegranate juice is a great way to help stop the pain caused by inflammatory conditions such as arthritis. Studies show that pomegranate extract blocks the enzymes that are known to cause damage to the joints in persons who are suffering from osteoarthritis. Although there have not been many studies done involving humans, numerous studies done involving mice show that it can help to fight pain and offer pain relief for those suffering from various types of inflammatory joint pain.

 

SEE ALSO: Stop Joint Pain and Inflammation with One Little Fruit

 

13. Fights Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is the fear of women everywhere and is the most common type of cancer for women of all ages. Pomegranate extract has been shown in studies to inhibit breast cancer cells from reproducing and even kills some weaker cancer cells. Much more research needs to be done in this area but recent studies are very promising.

So not only are pomegranates beautiful to look at and super tasty, but they are as healthy for the body as they are for the skin. Find ways to add these pretty red gems, or their juice, into your diet. If you aren’t a fan of the flavor, pomegranate extract can be found in almost all health food stores in a supplement form.

References:

Ncbi.nlm.nih.gov

Onlinelibrary.wiley.com

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