Pomegranate Powder

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About Pomegranate Powder

Pomegranate powder is made from the seeds of the pomegranate fruit.  Pomegranates come from a shrub native to the Mediterranean region.  It was brought to the Americas in 1769 by Spanish settlers.  The plant itself can live for 200 years.

It’s the seeds in the pomegranate fruit that are used for eating and are a superfood.

 

Nutrition Benefits of Pomegranate Powder

Pomegranates are considered a superfood due to their antioxidant properties.  In particular, they contain the compounds punicalagin and punicalin, as well as the antioxidant polyphenols: tannins, anthocyanins, and ellagic acid.

They are many various studies that link pomegranates to potentially supporting things like: anti-cancer, arthritis, heart health, erectile dysfunction, cholesterol, depression, skin health, and others.

Nutrition Facts

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Pomegranate Powder scores well for 27 health goals

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The Research

Prostate: Score 100

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Human: Pomegranate significantly effected the rate of PSA progression among men with prostate cancer. It prolongs doubling time, inhibits cell proliferation and increases apoptosis in men with prostate cancer. In Vitro: Pomegranate contains four compounds, ellagic acid, caffeic acid, luteolin and punicic acic, which inhibit prostate cancer cell invasion. It exhibits significant anti-tumor activity against human prostate cancer. It has an anti-cancer effect in prostate cancer and can safely be used in high doses.

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Circulatory System (Cardiovascular): Score 100

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Pomegranate slows the progression of the arterial wall thickness in people with bad cholesterol levels. It has anti-artery clogging effects. It reduces the artery wall thickness, lowers blood pressure and bad cholesterol. Pomegranate is found in the Ancient Berry Superfood Mix.

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Erectile Dysfunction: Score 100

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Pomegranate slows the progression of the arterial wall thickness in people with bad cholesterol levels. It has anti-artery clogging effects. It reduces the artery wall thickness, lowers blood pressure and bad cholesterol. Pomegranate is found in the Ancient Berry Superfood Mix.

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Blood Pressure: Score 96

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Pomegranate reduces the intima media thickness size of the artery, while also reducing blood pressure and LDL oxidation. Pomegranate is found in the Ancient Berry Superfood Mix.

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Skin Health (Psoriasis, Eczema, etc.): Score 95

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Human: It has an excellent antioxidative and anti-collagenase activity as well as a significant effect on anti-wrinkle activity on human skin. In Vitro: It has an inhibitory effect on tyrosinase activity and ultraviolet induced pigmentation. It has a relatively high cellular antioxidant activity. It exhibits protective properties against the adverse effects of UVB radiation. It inhibits UVB mediated oxidative stress and photoaging in skin cells. It has a protective effect against UVA and UVB induced cell damage.

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Look Younger: Score 94

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Human: It has an excellent antioxidative and anti-collagenase activity as well as a significant effect on anti-wrinkle activity on human skin. In Vitro: It has an inhibitory effect on tyrosinase activity and ultraviolet induced pigmentation. It has a relatively high cellular antioxidant activity. It exhibits protective properties against the adverse effects of UVB radiation. It inhibits UVB mediated oxidative stress and photoaging in skin cells. It has a protective effect against UVA and UVB induced cell damage.

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Rheumatoid Arthritis: Score 94

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Human: Pomegranate decreases oxidative stress and reduces disease activity in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

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Memory: Score 94

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Human: Pomegranate augments memory. Animal: It improves learning and memory performances impaired by diabetes.

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Cholesterol: Score 92

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Pomegranate improves lipid levels and oxidative stress Pomegranate is found in the Ancient Berry Superfood Mix.

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Women's Health Issues: Score 90

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Animal: Pomegranate improves depressive symptoms and bone properties in menopausal syndrome. It can potentially relieve climacterium symptoms, especially obesity and osteoporosis in menopausal females.

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Ulcerative Colitis: Score 90

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Human: It seems effective in complementary management of ulcerative colitis. Animal: It ameliorates dextran sulfate sodium induced ulcerative colitis.

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Menopause: Score 90

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Animal: Pomegranate improves depressive symptoms and bone properties in menopausal syndrome. It can potentially relieve climacterium symptoms, especially obesity and osteoporosis in menopausal females.

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Immune System: Score 90

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Animal: it enhances B-cell function as measured by immunoglobulins G and M. In Vitro: It has microbial activity against multidrug resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa. It exhibits strong anti-Salmonella typhi activity. It has anti-microbial activity. It demonstrates antibacterial activity against a broad range of pathogenic bacteria. It exhibits antibacterial and antifungal activity against oral pathogens. It may have therapeutic value in a wide range of viruses. It’s antibacterial properties may offer a better preventative/therapeutic regimen with fewer side effects than currently available. It exhibits broad antimicrobial activity against food-borne pathogens. It inhibits influenza virus. Pomegranate is found in the Ancient Berry Superfood Mix.

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Gastrointestinal: Score 90

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Animal: Pomegranate protects against alcohol and aspirin induced gastric mucosal injury. In Vitro: Pomegranate compounds modulate the growth of human gut bacteria by increasing the levels of good bacteria. Pomegranate exhibits antiviral activity. Pomegranate extract stimulated the growth of bididobacteria and lactobacilli and inhibited enterobacteriaceae, clostridia and bacteroides fragile.

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Diabetes (Type 2): Score 90

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Animal: Pomegranate improves learning and memory impaired by diabetes. It has the ability to reduce hyperglycemia by inhibiting oxidative stress induced damage to the pancreas. It has some sugar regulating properties. It reduces blood pressure in diabetic rats by inhibiting angiotensin converting enzyme activity. In Vitro: Pomegranate may offer an attractive dietary strategy for the prevention and treatment of AGE-related diseases such as diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease.

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Colon Health: Score 90

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Human: It seems effective in complementary management of ulcerative colitis. Animal: It suppresses chemically induced colon cancer. In Vitro: It modulates the growth of bad human gut bacteria and stimulates the growth of good bacteria. It suppresses inflammatory cell signaling in colon cancer cells.

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Brain: Score 90

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Pomegranate is neuroprotective. It protects the brain against hypoxic-ischemic injury. It may protect the brain against oxidative stress. Pomegranate decreases amyloid load and improves behavior in a mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease. Pomegranate is found in the Ancient Berry Superfood Mix.

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Arthritis (Osteo): Score 88

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It has a chondroprotective effect in osteoarthritis.

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Kidneys: Score 88

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Animal: Pomegranate has a protective effect against pesticide induced kidney toxicity.

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Fat Loss: Score 88

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Human: Pomegranate contributes to a reduction in weight gain and does not adversely affect insulin sensitivity. Animal: Pomegranate has blood sugar regulating properties. It has a positive effect on lipid metabolism.

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Skin Cancer: Score 88

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Animal: Pomegranate inhibits early biomarkers of UVB radiation induced carcinogenesis.

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Liver: Score 86

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Animal: 1.) Pomegranate juice prevents development of Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) in rats by attenuating Oxidative stress and inflammation. 2.) Pomegranate prevents liver fibrosis in biliary-obstructed rats. 3.) Pomegranate protects against arsenic-induced p53-dependent ROS-mediated inflammation and apoptosis in liver cells.

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Alzheimers: Score 86

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It helps cognitive and behavioral deficits with Alzheimer’s disease. It inhibits inflammation.

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Inflammation: Score 84

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In Vitro: Pomegranate inhibits inflammation.

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Leukemia: Score 84

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In Vitro: Pomegranate may hold promise in leukemia treatment. It inhibited the cell proliferation of chronic myeloid leukemia cells.

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Breast Cancer: Score 84

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In Vitro: Pomegranate compounds exhibit anti-proliferative and anti-aromatase activity in breast cancer cells. It exhibits anti-cancer activity against breast cancer cells. It impairs invasion and motility in human breast cancer. It has potent anti-aromatase activity warranting its use for human breast cancer. It is capable of inhibiting breast cancer proliferation.

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Candida (Fungal Infections): Score 82

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In Vitro: It has antibacterial and antifungal activity against oral pathogens.

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How Our Scoring System Works

For each health goal, we assigned a score to each recipe and each ingredient. This helps you better understand the correlation that medical research is suggesting between foods and benefits to various health goals. Our scoring system is based on REAL RESEARCH published on pubmed.gov. This is a website that curates over 25 million different biomedical journals.

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