Menu
Natural Home Remedies healthy recipesNatural Home Remedies healthy lifestyle
Pomegranate juice for brain health

Pomegranate juice for brain health

According to the legend it was Aphrodite who planted the first pomegranate and this is why this plant is considered sacred to the goddess. Always a symbol of abundance and fertility, today we know that pomegranate is also a precious source of health thanks to its fruits. The fruits of pomegranate are in fact rich in ellagitannins, substances with an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory action. Moreover, on the basis of a recent research published in the International Journal of Molecular Science by a Polish and French team (Kujawska et al, 2020), pomegranate juice would also have neuroprotective properties against degenerative brain diseases, but let's understand better.
According to previous studies, taking pomegranate juice has been shown to help protect the brain against Alzheimer's disease. Not only that, drinking 250 ml of pomegranate juice every day for 4 weeks led to an improvement in memory in people who had an age-related decline in memory. Starting from these considerations, the researchers tried to go further to try to understand the mechanisms of action of this drink. The scientists used commercial pomegranate juice for their study and tested the effects of 500 mg of juice per kilogram of body weight given to mice every day for 45 days. What emerged from the study is that pomegranate juice acted with a clear protective effect on the brain by increasing the survival of neurons, counteracting oxidative damage and the aggregation of alpha synuclein, which is a protein that can form aggregates in various neurological diseases like Parkinson's. In addition to this, the action of pomegranate juice also leads to an increase in the action of mitochondrial aldehyde dehydrogenase, an enzyme that is instead inhibited in Parkinson’s disease. This shows how pomegranate juice protects the brain from degenerative diseases. Then, scientists have also managed to observe that urolithin A, a substance produced in our intestine starting from the ellagitannins contained in pomegranate juice, reaches the brain. It is precisely this substance that determines the neuroprotective action of the pomegranate, observed but, so far, not fully understood.
AUTHOR
She combines her passion for a natural lifestyle and her university studies, she has indeed a Master of Science degree in Physics and a PhD in Physics in the field of biophysics. Reading scientific articles, being updated with the latest scientific researches and testing new methods and recipes is since always her job that, we hope, has become useful to you.
Natural Remedies App Logo
Get now the App Natural Remedies, the app for a healthy lifestyle and healthy food

You might also be interested in these scientific research

Essential oils and aromatic herbs for the health of the brain
Essential oils and aromatic herbs for the health of the brain
In the last years several scientific studies have focused their attention on the possible remedies to heal or at least stem the degenerative illness of Alzheimer. This illness is characterized by deposits in the brain of
Elderberry juice and … goodbye flu!
Elderberry juice and … goodbye flu!
How yummy and refreshing the elderberry juice is! And, according to scientific studies, also very healthy since it is able to counteract flu even when it has already infected the body! This is the extraordinary result of
Pomegranate juice, the drink for health and long life
Pomegranate juice, the drink for health and long life
Sweet but with a sour note, fresh, fragrant and cheerful, pomegranate juice is appreciated by everyone, adults and children. And from today, we have one more reason to drink it. In fact, pomegranate juice, thanks to the
Here is the diet that saves the brain
Here is the diet that saves the brain
It is possible to slow down brain aging, and it can be done in a very pleasant way, by eating. In fact, as emerges from a very recent scientific research published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition thanks to
Orange juice and its benefits on blood sugar and cholesterol
Orange juice and its benefits on blood sugar and cholesterol
Bacterial flora determines, for better or worse, the health of the entire body. More and more researches link, indeed, the bacterial flora to the functioning of the immune system, to the levels of cholesterol and blood s
Dark chocolate and its ability to protect the brain and the neuroplasticity
Dark chocolate and its ability to protect the brain and the neuroplasticity
A healthy lifestyle contributes to the maintenance of cognitive functions in both the young people and the elderly. In fact, over the years, memory, attention, concentration and processing speed tend to deteriorate. Howe
Eating foods rich in carotenoids is important to protect the brain
Eating foods rich in carotenoids is important to protect the brain
Peppers, tomatoes, carrots and apricots have something in common. In fact, these foods are a valuable source of carotenoids such as carotene, lycopene, lutein and zeaxanthin. These antioxidant substances counteract the d
Green tea, the drink that protects the brain from degeneration
Green tea, the drink that protects the brain from degeneration
Green tea has always been considered synonymous with health thanks to its anticancer, anti-diabetes, anti-obesity and anti-inflammatory properties. But green tea is also neuroprotective and it has been observed that its
Natural Remedies
Download the App
Copyright © 2022 - Natural Remedies Registered Brand 302018000008020
x