Pomegranates contain an incredible antioxidant called Punicalagin which has been shown to be 3 times more powerful than the effects of green tea and red wine (1). Perfect for clearing up free radicals and toxins in the body.
Pomegranate has huge anti-inflammatory properties that can greatly improve the prevention of serious disease in the body. Inflammation is one of the key factors for cancers and other medical complications such as type 2 diabetes, Alzheimer's and obesity. One study found that pomegranate reduced inflammation in the digestive system, as well as colon cancer cells and breast cancer cells (2, 3, 4). Another study linked drinking 250 ml per day of pomegranate juice for 12 weeks to the lowering of inflammation markers in diabetics by 32%. (5)
This next benefit's just for the guys. Just in case you weren't aware, prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in men. However, pomegranate has been linked to preventing the growth of and even killing prostate cancer cells (6, 7). Good old pomegranates!