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Pomegranate Health Benefits: Arthritis

PomegranatePomegranate health benefits include the elevation of discomfort and pain caused due to arthritis and other rheumatoid conditions? The arthritis patients suffer from the stiffness and pain that affects bones, ligaments, tendons, muscles, and joints can severely limit the ability to live and enjoy life fully. Many conventional treatments for arthritis come with worrisome risks and side effects—but the good news is that natural and proven solutions do exist!

Pomegranate Health Solution for Arthritis Pain

Latest research, suggests that the juicy pomegranates seeds hold immense potential to eradicate rheumatoid arthritis, so you or a loved one afflicted with arthritis could get a chance of living life fully.

Here are just some of the most impressive examples of recent studies:

  • According to a study published in the Journal of Inflammation, carried by the University of South Carolina School of Medicine suggested that the pomegranate could narrow down cells of  human mast basophil, that boosts the cracking down of cartilage and promote other inflammatory reactions, a common symptoms of arthritis.
  • In Cleveland Ohio, University of Case Western Reserve, found that pomegranate majorly decreased vital chemicals in the inflammatory response like COX-2 ( an enzyme) that leads to inflammation and pain.
  • A study made up of 8 patients with rheumatoid arthritis, was published in the Israel Association Journal. In this study, patient were given 8mg pomegranate extract for 12 weeks daily. Their serum oxidative status and joint status were measured at the beginning and ending of the research.  Results showed a 17 percent decrease in Disease Activity Index (DAS28), 62 percent decrease in tender joint count and also showed decrease in inflammation markers.

An Antioxidant Powerhouse 

The  reason, why,  pomegranate health benefits, include alleviation of arthritis is cause of their high antioxidant content.Not all fruits are the same, and results from a recent study rank pomegranates as one of the most potent antioxidant reserves.  According to a study, on 10 antioxidant-dense fruits, of which some,  included pomegranates, concord grapes, acai, and blueberries. Pomegranates were found to have 20 percent more antioxidants concentration than any other fruits, and it had most of every individual antioxidant!These antioxidants helps arthritis, by fight free-radicals,  that are number 1  cause of inflammation, which is basis of all diseases. So, these antioxidants present in pomegranates, help to soothe,  the serious inflammations that leads to rheumatoid arthritis.

A Long History of Healing 

Pomegranates have long been praised as an all-natural therapy for that benefits, heart and joint health, but experts advise that the method of consumption matters greatly. When treating arthritis with pomegranate therapy, it is best to consume organic and locally grown pomegranates .In case, you are suffering from rheumatoid arthritis, I would suggest you to consider eliminating grains and sugar and only eating raw, organic and unprocessed food. I would also advise you to take lots of omega-3 dense food items and supplement with other natural remedies, like ginger, astaxanthin and turmeric.

By Syeda Kiran Zahra Hussain

Certified Health Coach / Nutrition Therapist,

E Clinic

Sources:

CNN Health

Health Central

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