Pomegranate Juice Powder
About the pomegranate
The pomegranate is a red fruit full of seeds surrounded by an aril. The tree Punica Granatum produces this red fruit. It rounds and looks kind of like a red apple with a flower-shaped stem. Th trees grow from Afhanistan to Iran to the Himalayan Mountains. Nowadays, it also grows around the Mediterranean and across the US (California and Arizona). Many cultures use pomegranate as a folk medicine. Nowadays, it is knows for its rich content of antioxidants such as polyphenols, tannins and anthocyanins which scavenge free radicals. They help prevent DNA damage that can lead to a lot of serious health conditions. Researchers analyzed various antioxidant-rich foods and found that pomegranate juice has greater antioxidant capacity than red wine, grape juice, cranberry juice, green tea, or acai.
Pomegranate may improve exercise performance
A study conducted in Texas found out that athletes which took supplements from the extract improved their isometric strength after three days of workouts. Another study where 19 athletes were running on a treadmill, took 1 gram of pomegranate extract 30 minutes exercise. This enhances the blood flow and led to an increase of exercise efficiency. Another advantage is that pomegranate juice (due to polyphenols) may help reduce delayed-onset muscle soreness (DOMS) in previously resistance-trained individuals. Study participants who drank pomegranate juice, rather than the placebo, reported less incidence of discomfort in the exercises administered to provoke arm and leg soreness. Quercetin can help lower LDL cholesterol, reduce inflammation and serves as a natural antihistamine to fight seasonal allergies.
Additionally, studies specifically on athletes have suggest this phytochemical bolsters health during the 3 to 72 hour window of impaired immunity following heavy training and also may help increase endurance Pomegranates contain compounds called phytochemicals. These compounds stimulate estrogen and serotonin receptors in the body. In this manner, you don't feel depressed or sad. The juice may help reduce soreness and improve strength recovery. It also decreases oxidative damage caused by exercise.
- Anti-inflammatory: Pomegranate juice is a powerful anti-inflammatory because of its high concentration of antioxidants. It can help reduce inflammation throughout the body and prevent oxidative stress and damage
- Quick source of energy
- Reduces blood pressure
- Reduces bad cholesterol
- Improves memory
- High in fiber