Lower Inflammation with Pomegranate in Your Green Smoothie

Pomegranate​ to Lower Inflammation

Video by Dr. John Wertish

Pomegranates are a powerful fruit that is high in antioxidants that can limit pain by lowering inflammation. What we eat can impact our pain and has an impact on our health and longevity. Fruits, especially pomegranates, are packed with vitamins including vitamin C that help tissue repair. Pomegranates can help with various disease risk factors including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, oxidative stress, hyperglycemia, and systemic inflammation. One of the powerful antioxidants is polyphenols, these have an anticarcinogenic property. These nutrients will fight oxidation in your body and lower inflammation. Here are a few quotes below from a research article about cherries and the impact on our health.

“It was shown that pomegranate fruit could be used in the treatment of human prostate cancer because it could inhibit cell growth and induce apoptosis.”

“Pomegranate can induce its beneficial effects through its various metabolites. The antioxidant and antiatherosclerotic potentials of pomegranate are mainly relevant to the high polyphenol concentrations in pomegranate fruit such as ellagitannins and hydrolysable tannins.”

Try our shortcut to health with this powerful smoothie.

Ingredients

 1) 1 Cup on organic spinach

2) 1 cup of organic pomegranates

3) 1 whole organic avocado

4) 1 cup of organic blueberries

Throw in the essential nutrients, Innate Choice probiotics and omega 3’s, to make this smoothie a short cut to health!

Reference

1)Zarfeshany A, Asgary S, Javanmard SH. Potent health effects of pomegranate. Adv Biomed Res. 2014 Mar 25;3:100. doi: 10.4103/2277-9175.129371. PMID: 24800189; PMCID: PMC4007340.

Our Message

We love to help our patients in McKinney stay healthy. We are here to relieve back pain, neck pain and headaches while also teaching about how our diet and stress effects our over all health. By improving these areas of our lives we can become healthier, stay out of pain and reduce risk of diseases. Our McKinney Chiropractors, located near West Ridge, near the corner of S. Stonebridge Dr. and Eldorado Pkwy., want to help you stay healthy and out of pain!