Tuesday, 28 October 2014

21 Health and Beauty Benefits Pomegranate (Anar)

Pomegranate is an excellent source of ellagic acid, antioxidant and punicic acid. It is also a good source of omega 5 polyunsaturated fatty acid which is highly beneficial for cell regeneration and proliferation. The juice of this fruit is an exceptional source of vitamin A, C and E and minerals such as calcium, phosphorous, potassium, iron, folic acid, niacin, thiamin, folates and riboflavin. Pomegranate has been used to treat several health conditions, including high blood pressure and diabetes. It has also been proven effective for treating various skin conditions. The pomegranate has also become popular due to the beauty benefits it offers. In fact, studies have shown that pomegranates contain antioxidants and other properties that maintain or enhance the health of the skin.

21 Health and Beauty Benefits Pomegranate (Anar)

1 . Anti-Aging Action

Pomegranate's powerful antioxidants fight and repair free-radical damage from the sun and environmental factors that age skin, including hyperpigmentation and age spots. Anthocyanidins, ellagic acid, and punicalagin work in harmony to increase microcirculation to renew cells, prevent and smooth wrinkles, and boost the production our body's own built-in antioxidants for age-defying action.

2 . Anti-Inflammatory

Ally Inflammation can wreak havoc on your skin and lead to premature aging. Pomegranates contain champion anti-inflammatory compounds, including a bevy of polyphenol antioxidants. As one of the few plant sources of conjugated fatty acids, pomegranates are a unilateral ally to soothe and heal skin from the chronic, aggravating effects of oxidative and environmental stress caused by free radicals.

3 . Alzheimer Disease

According to studies done by California's Londa Lima University, Alzheimer's is a build-up of plaque from dead brain cells. However, Pomegranate high in Vitamin B riboflavin, thiamine and niacin content may reduce the accumulation of harmful proteins and help slowing down brain degeneration associated with the onset of Alzheimer's disease.

4 . Atherosclerosis

Pomegranates play the role of an aspirin, preventing blood platelets from clumping together to form dangerous blood clots that normally lead to atherosclerosis. Various studies indicate that the anti-thrombotic property of the fruit  apart from preventing formation of blood clots also help reverse atherosclerotic plaque.

5 . Antioxidants

Pomegranate is rich in anthocyanins and hydrolysable tannins, potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds. Antioxidants are the naturally occurring substances in plants that protect the body from the effects of free radicals. Free radicals are highly reactive molecules that interfere with normal cellular functions and have a negative impact of your health. Free radicals you are exposed to on a daily basis include pollutants, food additives, pesticides, herbicides and cigarette smoke.

6 . Prevents Skin Aging

Drinking Pomegranate Juice Is Also A Good Remedy For Skin Damaged By Sun Exposure. It Helps Prolong The Life Of Fibroblasts, Which Are Cells That Are Responsible For Producing Elastin And Collagen. Elastin And Collagen Help Keep The Skin Tone Healthy And Enhance The Skin'S Elasticity.A Study Also Suggests That Application Of Pomegranate Seed Oil On The Skin Increases The Production Of Collagen, Preventing The Breakdown Of Collagen Fibers That Could Result In The Appearance Of Wrinkles. Collagen Fibers Are Responsible For Making The Skin Smooth And Supple. Therefore, Using Pomegranate Seed Oil Can Effectively Slow Down The Formation Of Wrinkles And Other Marks Related To Aging.

7 . Sun-Damage Protection

Pomegranates offer serious sun protection, thanks to the unique profile of antioxidants, including gallic and ellagic acid, which ward off sun damage, skin cancer, the visible effects of photoaging and even relieve sunburn symptoms.

8 . Oily Skin/Combination Skin

Pomegranate oil even works for oily skin and the use of pomegranate have been beneficial in skin care products for acne prone skin, to combat breakouts, reduce scarring and sooth minor irritations.

9 . Fight Against Cancer

Pomegranates contain high levels of antioxidant known as flavonoids, which are extremely effective at neutralising cancer-causing free radicals. Ellagic acids in pomegranates are cancer cell destroying agents that may induce apoptosis, a process, which causes self-destruction of cancerous cells.  Drinking the juice or just eating the fruit regularly help fight cancer and slows down the growth of cancerous cells.

10 . Boost Immune System

The antioxidants and Vitamin C content in Pomegranates support the immune system to develop resistance against infections and boost immunity.

11 . Blood Circulation

Since Pomegranate acts as a blood thinner, they ensure proper blood circulation to the heart and to the entire body.

12 . Collagen Production

Collagen is the basic building block of our skin and the key protein that maintains firm, smooth, perky skin. Special compounds in pomegranates not only inhibit enzymes that break down collagen, but also extend the life of fibroblasts (the cells that produce collagen and elastin) to support skin's integrity and improve skin elasticity.

13 . Sun Protection

Pomegranates have sun protective compounds that protect the skin against free radical damage, help prevent skin cancer, relieve sunburn and reduce the signs of sun damage. Pomegranate seed oil works to protect against skin cancer because of ellagic acid, a polyphenol antioxidant found in large quantities in pomegranates, which researchers have found inhibits the growth of skin tumors.

14 . Combats inflammation from Acne Breakouts

A pimple forms when bacteria infects the oil glands of the skin. When this occurs, the body sends white blood cells called neutrophils to the site of the pimple; when these neutrophils digest the bacteria, they die mix with the bacteria and other debris in the pimple. This whole process also triggers inflammation, which is what is responsible for zits' red, swollen appearance. "The antioxidants in pomegranates will help to reduce that inflammation," says Dr. Marmur.

15 . Cure Viral infections like Herpes

Pomegranate juice, when tested against the genital herpes virus, found it effective enough to be a successful cure.

16 . Regulate Blood Pressure

A study also found that pomegranates help lower blood pressure among people with hypertension as they contain potassium. Therefore, it is very beneficial for the people who have high blood pressure or hypertension.

17 . Cell Regeneration

Pomegranates protect and strengthen skin cells on the surface and regenerate cells in the deeper layers of skin. Both the fruit and the oil from its seeds strengthen the outer layers (epidermis) and repair deeper layers (dermis) of skin as well as stimulate keratinocytes (the skin cells in charge on the surface), which promotes cellular regeneration big-time.

18 . Oral disorders

Pomegranate juice, as well as the powder of the berry's rind is effective against oral bacteria as well as in preventing dental plaque, pyorrhoea, and bleeding of the gums.

19 . Heart Problems

Pomegranate extracts have been found to prevent atherosclerosis, and reducing LDLs (Low Density Lipoproteins, also known as "bad cholesterol") in the blood, thus benefitting heart patients and preventing heart attacks.

20 . Eat it or Scrub it on

Cut off pomegranate crown, and score rind in sections, without cutting all the way through. Place in a bowl of water for 5-10 minutes. Break rind away from seeds, which will sink; strain seeds. In a food processor, combine 2 tablespoons seeds and 1 cup uncooked oatmeal. Transfer to bowl; stir in 2 tablespoons honey (an antiseptic) and 2 tablespoons buttermilk. Apply to face for a few minutes, then rinse. For rough patches (like elbows), add 3/4 cup turbinado sugar.

21 . Dental Care

Another benefit of pomegranate is that its juice, along with its antibacterial and antiviral properties, helps reduce the effects of dental plaque.