Today, pomegranate juice is being studied for its many health benefits. It may help with cancer prevention, immune support, and fertility.
Pomegranate seeds get their vibrant red hue from polyphenols. These chemicals are powerful antioxidants.
2. Vitamin C
The juice of a single pomegranate has more than 40 percent of your daily requirement of vitamin C.
3. Cancer prevention
Pomegranate juice recently made a splash when researchers found that it may help stop the growth of prostate cancer cells. Despite multiple studies on the effects of the juice on prostate cancer, results are still preliminary.
4. Alzheimer’s disease protection
The antioxidants in the juice and their high concentration are believed to stall the progress of Alzheimer disease and protect memory.
Pomegranate juice can reduce inflammation in the gut and improve digestion. It may be beneficial for people with Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, and other inflammatory bowel diseases.
Drinking 8 ounces of pomegranate juice a daily may improve learning and memory, according to a recent study.
13. Sexual performance and fertility
Pomegranate juice’s concentration of antioxidants and ability to impact oxidative stress make it a potential fertility aid. Oxidative stress has been shown to cause sperm dysfunction and decrease fertility in women.
The juice has also been shown to help reduce oxidative stress in the placenta. But researchers don’t yet know the exact benefits this may provide. Drinking pomegranate juice can also increase testosterone levels in men and women, one of the main hormones behind sex drive.