This Fruit Can Halt Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Rheumatoid Arthritis

This Fruit Can Halt Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Rheumatoid Arthritis
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New research that is looking into the healing properties of pomegranate is underway at the University of Huddersfield, England. The fuchsia-colored fruit has been known to help with many different health conditions, and the newest data also connects it with slowing down inflammation which contributes to the destruction of brain cells in Alzheimer’s disease.

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The Antioxidant in Pomegranate

Punicalagin is a chemical compound that is found in pomegranate fruit. It is a polyphenol, which is an antioxidant that prevents cell proliferation and invasion, and causes cell death in some types of cancer.

The English research group, led by Dr. Olumayokun Olajide, looked at punicalagin’s potential to inhibit inflammation in brain cells, and other cells of the body. During their experiment, the team isolated rat’s brain cells, and examined the effect the chemical had on the cells.

They came to the conclusion that pomegranate’s polyphenol can slow inflammation in specialized brain cells known as microglia.

The Role of Inflammation

Previous research has shown that inflammation of the brain cells makes Alzheimer’s and others types of dementia and neuro-degenerative disease (such as Parkinson’s) progressively worse, as more cells die off.

Patients with rheumatoid arthritis who suffer from the inflammation in their joints could also benefit from the latest findings. Punicalagin could not cure the disease, but could prevent it, or slow down its development.

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Pomegranate Fruit and the Outer Skin

Dr. Olajide notes that most of the antioxidant compounds are found in the outer skin of the pomegranate, not in the soft part of the fruit, so the peel may be a source of drugs in the future.

But still a glass of pomegranate juice has more antioxidants than red wine, green tea, blueberries, and cranberries. Consuming it on a regular basis has many health benefits. It has been associated with heart disease prevention, it lowers bad (LDL) cholesterol, and possibly even slows prostate cancer growth. The latter is due to its antioxidant activity, which plays an important role in DNA repair and damage prevention. American Institute of Cancer Research suggests including pomegranate juice into your daily balanced diet.

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Dr. Olajide is now working on establishing the amounts of pomegranate that are required, in order to be effective in disease prevention, specifically in curbing neuro-inflammation related to dementia.

He recommends drinking juice products that are 100% pomegranate, meaning that approximately 3.4% will be the powerful punicalagin. The research group is aiming to produce compound derivatives of punicalagin, which could be used as a basis for a drug that would fight neuro-inflammation.

What You Can Do

Some advise consuming pomegranate as a whole, and not just in the form of fruit juices. This will ensure that you also load up on fiber, and at the same time cut down on fructose, which is found in high levels in many fruit juices.

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If you cut pomegranate in half, you will see it’s full of juice-filled seed sacs called arils. Arils are what you want to eat and enjoy. You can eat it as a snack, or sprinkle it over other dishes and salads. Not only does it taste delicious, now you know that is will also help you preserve your memory and health. Pomegranate is also one of the superfoods mentioned in my e-book about superfoods which is part of the Natural Health Revolution Program. This program will help you to achieve your health, nutrition or weight loss goals.

Read my other related article about Alzheimer’s disease:
8 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease You Shouldn’t Ignore
How Coconut Oil Can Rescue The Brain From Alzheimer’s
Top 5 Foods to Delay Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia

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14 Responses to This Fruit Can Halt Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Rheumatoid Arthritis

  1. Mohammad Iqbal says:

    Good Day,

    Can anyone please inform how to and how much to use pomegranate outer peel.
    Should it be taken fresh or after drying / dehydrating.

    Thanks a lot for guidance.

    Mohammad Iqbal

  2. hinamahmood says:

    can plz u ask me what iswheat grass.i cant found!

  3. Tisha says:

    Hi Jenny,
    I would like to ask u a question, are u the person who wrote this article and are they the truth? I may get some interests of looking at some articles if this is true please let me know. Thanks!

    • Jenny says:

      Hi Tisha, I wrote this article and you can see the list of references at the bottom of the article. You ask if it’s the truth – well, I try to rely on a reputable and trusted sources when writing articles, but generally speaking you probably know that there are conflicting sources and opinions about many health issues, and that there is no “black or white” and many times further research is needed (like in the case of this article which talks about a new research). Also one treatment can work for one person (and is “true” for that person) but may not help other person, so depend what you mean when you say “truth”.

  4. Aisha Saira says:

    I want to thank you so much to add me in your group as I want and use the beneficial information about herbs and alternate medicine. There is no black or white for the use of these herbs and spices but the key is to eat every thing in moderation, eat a wide variety of plant based vegetable and fruits and eat less. Adopt a healthy and active life style and have a positive approach of life.

  5. Vanessa says:

    Will this fruit have any benefits on the effects of ALS? If so, how? Thank you

  6. Peg says:

    I’ve found the Marco Polo brand doesn’t filter their juice and it gives amazing results!

  7. I have osteoarthritis and cholesterol. Single vessel CAD. I am on medication for cholesterol etc. I welcome suggestions to tone up my health

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