The bark, leaves, flowers, fruits, and seeds of the pomegranate (Punica Granatum) have a long history of use as a medicine, particularly in the Middle East, India, and China. The Chinese and South Africans use it to treat inflammation, rheumatism, irregular uterine bleeding and hemorrhaging, and abdominal pain.
In Unani medicine (a traditional practice of medicine in south-Asian countries and the Middle East), pomegranate is prescribed as a food supplement to treat diabetes. Due to its potent antimicrobial properties, pomegranate has even been used to treat intestinal worms.
Now, research is revealing the extract’s promising antioxidant and anti-cancer potential.
Say “No” to Aging with Antioxidants
Without enough antioxidants, your body can’t fight off free radical damage, and becomes vulnerable to aging and disease. Pomegranate delivers a powerhouse helping of antioxidants when consumed internally as well as applied topically. Pomegranate’s antioxidant activity is fueled by ellagitannin compounds (punicalagins and punicalins being the standouts). It’s also packed with vitamin C—40% of the recommended daily value, in fact! These antioxidants, along with gallic acid and catechin, help accelerate wound healing, as well as repair sun-damaged, aging skin.
Experts have discovered that pomegranate increases the longevity of fibroblasts (cells responsible for collagen and elastin production). Collagen and elastin work together to give strength and support to your skin. A Medical College of Virginia study showed that the oil from pomegranate seed extract helps boost collagen production, thereby thickening both the outer and inner layers of the skin.
Other studies suggest that pomegranate seed extract may demonstrate a prohibitive influence on some forms of skin cancer. Snacking on pomegranate seeds is one way to benefit, but if you’re interested in the skin-saving benefits, seek out pomegranate seed extract oil in stand-alone form, or as an added ingredient in your skin care products.
Show No Mercy to Cancer Cells
An anti-inflammatory compound in pomegranate and pomegranate seed extract called punicic acid has been shown not only to reduce the inflammation that causes joint pain and arthritis, but also to fight cancer. A 2002 study published in Breast Cancer Research and Treatment showed that pomegranate seed extract suppressed the growth of estrogen-dependent cancer cells in culture. It also inhibited the ability of cancer cells to cross barriers and spread, and even increased apoptosis (cancer cell self-destruction).
A 2010 study in the International Journal of Oncology confirmed pomegranate’s influence on cancer cells, showing that cancer cell cultures treated with punicic acid experienced apoptosis at rates 91% higher than untreated cancer cells. Research has shown that pomegranate seed extract effects prostate cancer in the same manner. Pomegranate seed extract, along with pomegranate flower extract and pomegranate juice, has also shown promise in the treatment of colon cancer and leukemia.
How a 3-Minute Solution Can Make it Nearly Impossible for You to Get Ill
|FACT: More people have died from preventable diseases than all the wars of the world combined.|
Chronic disease is the leading cause of death and disability in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control. It affects the population worldwide, and accounts for 70% of all deaths in the United States, which is 1.7 million each year.
Approximately 133 million Americans—or close to one out of every two adults—live with at least one chronic illness. The top 6 chronic diseases are heart disease… diabetes… arthritis… obesity… stroke…and cancer.
Chronic diseases are long-lasting conditions that the mainstream public believes can only be controlled but not cured. This is completely false! Chronic diseases are among the most preventable health conditions—and they can not only be effectively controlled but even cured.
Nutritional Deficiency is One of the Major Causes of Chronic Disease
Statistics from the Centers for Disease Control show that only 24% of U.S. adults eat five or more servings of fruits and vegetables each day, despite evidence indicating that doing so drastically improves your odds of staying disease-free.
Many health experts maintain that including just 5 fruits and 3 vegetables in your daily diet makes it almost impossible to develop a chronic disease. In recent years, because most individuals aren’t able to consume that many servings of fruits and vegetables per day, countless people from all over the world are flocking to the “3-Minute Wellness in a Glass” also known as…the green smoothie.
Green smoothies are the easiest way to “drink” large amounts of fruits and vegetables you wouldn’t be able to consume otherwise, thereby flooding your body with plant-based phytochemicals, sometimes called phytonutrients, which deliver a wealth of benefits. They strengthen your immune system… extend your lifespan…and reduce your odds of developing a life-threatening disease.
Green smoothies also provide a rich source of beneficial amino acids, minerals and antioxidants. That’s also why they’re called “the new prescription” for perfect health. Best of all, when you use kitchen-tested recipes, they taste great.
A single green smoothie can fill your nutritional quota for the day and keep chronic diseases away.
|WARNING: Not Just Any Smoothie Will Do!
A “green smoothie” consists of 60% organic fruits (fresh or frozen) and 40% organic green leafy vegetables, blended well in a high-powered blender, sometimes with a cup of liquid. It is not to be confused with the fruit smoothies or shakes or fruit/vegetable juices sold in juice bars or restaurants, which don’t have the nutritional and therapeutic benefits that green smoothes have.
When done right, drinking green smoothies is the single most health-enhancing, weight-reducing, detoxifying, anti-aging and healing habit you can ever adopt.
Clent Manich, a man from Medford, Oregon, weighed 447 pounds—and suffered from Type II diabetes and acute pancreatitis. His doctors told him he was going to die. But by consuming green smoothies every day, he was able to overcome diabetes, and was completely off insulin and all his medications in 3 weeks! In 14 weeks, he lost 100 pounds — and he eventually dropped 226 pounds in one year, and has never regained the weight.
Click here to get the exact recipe that made Clent Manich lose 227 pounds — and beat diabetes and pancreatitis.
Make a healthy choice and see in the improvement in your life.