"Another Powerful Superfood"
Pomegranate juice is sometimes called the Nectar of the Gods, and it's pretty much true because it's amazingly healing and will do the body good in so many ways. From lowering blood pressure, to increasing stamina, to being a powerful anti-inflammatory, and also healing erectile dysfunction... pomegranate juice is wonderful.
History - Pomegranates or Punica granatum is a shrub that goes back more than 6,000 years and it's even talked about in the Bible, the Torah, and other spiritual texts. The first pomegranates seem to go all the way back to the area of Iran. Then they were transported to just about every part of the world. Now Pomegranates grow in the US, Europe, Asia, South America, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, and many other parts of the world. Pomegranates were also found in King Tuts tomb in Egypt. There are many different varieties of pomegranates with some being more astringent and others white in color, some large, some small, but they are all pomegranates.
Powerful Blood Pressure Lowering Fruit - Drinking 5 oz of pomegranate juice daily works wonders for lowering blood pressure without medications. It's a great vasodilator that opens up blood vessels thus lowering blood pressure.
Punicalagins and Punicic Acid - Punicalagins and Punicic Acid are both powerful antioxidants that are found in pomegranate juice, peel, and the seeds. They are a type of conjugated linoleic acid which is very important for preventing disease. These two compounds are responsible for most of the healing abilities of pomegranates.
Powerful Anti-inflammatory - Pomegranate juice is a powerful anti-inflammatory agent that lowers C-Reactive Protein markers by up to 32% - That's pretty amazing. Pomegranate juice works great for reducing inflammation of the GI tract and for preventing cancer. Pomegranate juice blocks pathways that create arthritis thus helping with joint pain, swelling, and redness, plus it also helps prevent cartilage destruction. And pomegranate seems to work wonders for all forms of arthritis.
Prevents Heart Attacks - Pomegranate seeds contain punicic acid which lowers bad cholesterol levels or LDL cholesterol, and it also helps to lower trigs too. Taking 800 mg of pomegranate seed oil daily can change a person's life in a great way.
Antibacterial, Anti-fungal, Anti-viral, and Stops Yeast Infections - Compounds found in pomegranate juice are amazing at healing oral infections. It can heal Candida Albicans infections and other oral infections of the gums and oral cavity.
Heals Erectile Dysfunction - Compounds in pomegranate juice release nitric oxide from tissues— thus working as a vasodilator for penile tissue and healing erectile dysfunction, plus it also improves sperm quality. Drink 5 oz of pomegranate juice daily.
Immune System Booster - Pomegranate juice being full of powerful antioxidants works great for healing our immune system and preventing disease.
Prevents Memory Loss - Pomegranate juice contains natural healing agents for the brain and this juice has been used in clinical trials for healing Alzheimer's disease. Also drinking 8 oz of pomegranate juice daily seems to help those suffering from dementia and memory loss in general.
Better Athletic Performance - Athletes given 1000 mg of pomegranate extract greatly enhanced athletic endurance... with less fatigue and increased athletic performance.
Prevents Cancer - Drinking pomegranate juice daily helps to prevent cancer. Full of powerful antioxidants this juice boosts up the immune system thus killing cancer cells that might get started. Also, pomegranate juice creates cellular apoptosis where the cancer cells destroy themselves. And pomegranate juice helps balance hormones by preventing the production of too much estrogen which creates cancer.
Heals Anemia - Pomegranate juice contains lots of iron making it important for healing anemia and building lots of hemoglobin.
Great for the GI Tract - Pomegranate juice helps to rejuvenate and replenish the stomach, liver, and intestinal tract and thus works wonders for healing digestive problems. And pomegranate juice contains a good amount of fiber making it important for healing constipation.
Wonderful for the Skin - Pomegranate juice also heals rashes, acne, and works wonders for healing irritated skin. It also replenishes and rejuvenates dry skin and makes a person's skin look younger, more elastic, reduces wrinkles and dark spots and improves skin texture.
Finding - Almost all good supermarkets carry pomegranate juice and it can be found on-line— and on Amazon and eBay.
Side Effects - There are no real side effects to drinking pomegranate juice now and then— other than it may interact with certain medications a person might be taking such as blood pressure and cholesterol lowering medications. Remember it's important to consume a wide variety of fruits and veggies to obtain all the different nutrients we need. So don't get stuck on one one food — consume lots of different food fresh fruits and veggies.
Many Blessings to Everyone!
Dr. Paul Haider - Master Herbalist
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Dr. Paul Haider – Master Herbalist and Spiritual Teacher for over 25 years, helping people to recover and feel healthy. You can also find Dr. Haider on FB under Dr. Paul Haider, Healing Herbs, and at www.paulhaider.com – feel free to connect with him anytime.
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