What is the Secret to Pomegranate for Diabetes?-Fall in Love With Pomegranates

What is the Secret to Pomegranate for Diabetes?-Fall in Love With Pomegranates

Why Have Pomegranate for Diabetes?

Pomegranates may contain sugar, but they are connected to antioxidants that fight cell damage and lower your blood sugar levels. There are 4 specific antioxidants that aid in reducing your blood glucose levels. Researched revealed that patients who participated in a study in consuming pomegranate juice of 1 1/2 ml had a substantial decline in their blood sugar levels after a period of three hours.

Pomegranate
Pomegranate

Green tea and red wine contain antioxidants. But consuming pomegranate juice from commercial sources are three times more potent when it comes to the antioxidants in green tea and red wine. This is because they are not just extracted from the seeds but from the whole fruit itself. This is a perfect reason to have pomegranate juice!

Your body can have damage to its cells that is caused by free radicals and the antioxidants in pomegranates help in fighting this off.  It’s hard for your body to fight off free radicals that can cause inflammation and destroy your cells. The result is that your body suffers from oxidative stress. That’s where the antioxidants from pomegranate come in to help with reducing this.

There are many fruits that contain too much sugar. Pomegranates have sugars that are “attached” with the antioxidants that are responsible for lowering LDL bad cholesterol levels, lowering blood sugar, insulin resistance, and damage to your cells. This is accomplished by raising the antioxidant levels that are natural in your body by over a whopping 140%! This process aids in the prevention of heart disease and obesity which are two symptoms of type 2 diabetes.

Normally it’s advisable to stay away from fruit juices because of their sugar content and ability to spike your blood glucose levels. But with pomegranates it’s good because both the fruit and the pomegranate seeds are a great benefit for reducing blood sugars and treating diabetes.

So how do pomegranates reduce insulin resistance? The cells in your pancreas that are responsible for producing insulin can have their function increased by consuming pomegranate juice. In addition it can reduce your insulin resistance and this results in your cells using insulin in a more productive manner. Glucose being used much better is going to benefit your diabetes and blood sugars.

There was actually a report in the “Journal of Medicinal Food” back in 2007 that stated how the flowers, seeds, and juices of pomegranate have an activity that is hypoglycemic. It also reveals that there are three acids that are antioxidants that are possibly components that are anti-diabetic. It’s vital that you test your blood sugars frequently and stay on top of your numbers with your doctor whether you consume pomegranates or not.

Coronary Heart Disease
Coronary Heart Disease

By having pomegranates in your diet the juice will provide you with a burst of antioxidants and give you plenty of fiber that can neutralize the sugar in pomegranate. These extremely high potent antioxidants which are polyphenols and flavonoids, help protect you against cancer and heart disease as I mentioned before.

While pomegranates are excellent for your blood sugars this complex is awesome for treating your diabetes:

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Health Benefits of Pomegranate

* Vitamins- Now you can take vitamin supplements which is fine but it’s more beneficial for your body and your health to get vitamins from the foods that you eat and drink. Pomegranate provides a multitude of vitamins and nutrients that your body needs. Vitamins C, E, and K are naturally abundant in pomegranate.

*Digestion- Pomegranate is very beneficial for problems with your gut. There’s an abundance of fiber inside that helps you maintain a healthy gut. If you’re having issues with poor digestion, then pomegranate will help. It can help you in lowering your risk of stomach ulcers and Crohn’s disease. Eat the fruit whole or drink the juice daily. It would be wise to avoid if you happen to be experiencing any form of diarrhea though.

*Blood pressure- This wonderful fruit can lower your blood pressure too. It does this by reducing inflammation of your blood vessels. It’s just like a natural blood thinner keeping your blood from coagulating and preventing to form any blood clots. It acts as a blood thinner of blood through your entire body the same way that aspirin does. You don’t want high blood pressure causing a stroke or other serious health issues.

*Immune system- Your immune system protects you against disease and keeps you alive and well. Pomegranate contains very potent anti-microbial and anti-bacterial components that are beneficial in aiding to fight bacteria and and viruses to help strengthen and boost your immune system. It is also great for battling cavities and infections in your mouth and has the highest probability in impeding the transfer of the HIV virus. Who wouldn’t want to strengthen their immune system?

*Heart health-  I wanted to mention this again because it’s that important. Pomegranate juice is extremely good for your heart because lowers the inflammation in the lining of your blood vessels and maintaining the flexibility of your arteries. In addition it will lessen your chances of and blockage in your arteries and this is vital for your heart and your health because you need an unrestricted flow of blood  going to your brain and to your heart. You know how important it is to keep your blood flowing!

*Prostate cancer-  No cancer is ever something anyone wants especially men with prostates. But pomegranate can be very beneficial  with slowing down cancer cells reproducing. Just 8 ounces of pomegranate juice daily will increase an increasing PSA level time of doubling from 1 year and 3 months to 4 1/2 years. That’s over a 3 year difference.

*Joint pain and arthritis- Arthritis is something that is quite common all over the planet but especially in older folks. This is inflammation that is mostly found in the joints. Pomegranate can help to treat arthritis because of the compounds found in this plant that has anti-inflammatory results.

Brain Health
Brain Health

*Memory- There have been some studies with regard to pomegranate and memory improvement. In a study where 25 elderly folks who complained about their problems with their memory, it was discovered that by consuming 8 ounces of pomegranate juice each day showed to improve their memory with regards to visual and verbal actions.

*Erectile dysfunction- You can have problems with blood flow to every area of your body when you have oxidative damage. There was research performed of men with erectile dysfunction and pomegranate did provide some benefits but nothing substantially. So while it did decrease some symptoms there still has to be additional research done.

*Energy source- There are many energy drinks on the market today. But pomegranate juice is the best because it helps you to maintain a good level of energy to carry you through the whole day. It contains vitamins and sugars to help you with this. Almost all of your energy comes from the carbohydrates in pomegranates.

*Dysentery and diarrhea- Pomegranate juice plays a very important role in secreting enzymes for you to digest properly which treats dysentery and diarrhea. You can pretty much cure any indigestion by mixing pomegranate juice with a teaspoon of honey.

*Scar healing- If you’ve ever had scars and I’m sure you have, they can take quite a time to heal sometimes. Pomegranate can speed up this process of healing by regenerating the cells in the dermal and epidermal layers of your skin. It can protect your skin from sunburns and will actually heal any damage that a constant exposure to the sun might have done.

*Your hair- You can help to prevent your hair from falling out with pomegranate juice because it strengthens your hair follicles. This helps to to give you healthy hair a a healthy appearance.

*Anti-aging- If you include pomegranate juice in your regular diet, you can help to reduce the aging process. It takes care of the fine lines and wrinkles that most of us get from daily exposure to the sun. Of course some of us get more sun exposure than others and that can be damaging. Pomegranate can help to support the regenerating of your skin cells.

Bones
Bones

*Bone health- Osteoporosis is something we usually experience as we get older. There are enzymes in pomegranate that help degeneration and prevention of cartilage or osteoarthritis. In addition it can impede anti-inflammatory response in your body. Why not have pomegranate to address your bone health?

*Magnesium- Pomegranate contains magnesium which prevents inflammation and can treat your scalp conditions such as eczema, dandruff, and psoriasis. It also decreases cortisol levels in your body and aids in premature balding in men.

*Bacterial infections- It’s amazing to think about how many viruses and bacteria there are out there and it’s mind-blowing to realize about how many are undetected. These are possibly responsible for viral infections, Candida, and other diseases. But pomegranate pulp and seeds contain the anti-bacterial components that can halt viruses in their tracks.

Don’t wait any longer to get your pomegranate complex to lower your blood sugars once and for all!

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Possible Side Effects of Pomegranate Juice

  • Has specific antioxidants that can lower blood pressure so you need to be aware of what your blood pressure is if you’re already on blood pressure medication and by testing it regularly.
  • Not recommended to have if you have a cough, influenza, or constipation.
  • People with allergies such as asthma and allergies to plants have a greater risk for an allergic reaction.
  • Pomegranate is similar to grapefruit when it comes to interfering with certain medications so you such always consult your doctor first.

Conclusion

Now you know the secret to pomegranate for diabetes. It has amazing benefits for lowering blood sugar and treating type 2 diabetes. It’s a very nutritional and beneficial fruit for you to include in your diet.

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32 thoughts on “What is the Secret to Pomegranate for Diabetes?-Fall in Love With Pomegranates

  1. This is interesting. There are in fact soo many natural foods, fruits, veggies and nuts that can do soo much good for our health. This one was new to me though. I never thought Pomegrante could improve your diabetes.
    When you are on very specific and excluding diets such as for example the LCHF you miss things like this simply because there is soo much you are not allowed to eat. Better then, to do research and found out which foods really are good for you.
    Thanks for some great info.

    1. Hey Jojo,

      Yes there are tons of natural foods that are healthy. When you have diabetes, you look for everything you can that will help.

      There are so many diets as well and they don’t always cover all the essential foods you need especially for diabetics.

      Pomegranates are extremely healthy and help with your sugars and controlling your diabetes too.

      Thanks for stopping by!

      Cheers!

      ~Rob

  2. I am a nurse practitioner and I work in a diabetes clinic. I have never heard of the benefits of pomegranates until now. I didn’t know that anti-oxidants can affect the blood sugar and decrease insulin resistance that much.

    My only issue is that I’ve never eaten a pomegranate before. It looks like a fruit full of seeds. Do you just bite into it like an apple? Also, how many pomegranates do you need to eat daily to start seeing its benefits? Thanks for this article!

    1. Hi there Francis 🙂

      Let me congratulate you for being a nurse. I have a lot of respect for nurses. It’s a tough job and very important. 

      Pomegranates do have a lot of antioxidants and can definitely benefit your diabetes.

      As far as eating pomengranates, although it can be rather messy, you can make it a bit neater when you actually eat the entire seed. You can begin by cutting the pomegranate in half. Then, take a spoon and get the tiny red seeds out and put them into a bowl. You can add the seeds to salads, oatmeal, yogurts, desserts, or almost anything.

      Hope this helps 🙂

      Cheers!

      ~Rob

  3. Wow, there seems to be a lot of goodness with this unique fruit. Initially, I wasn’t very keen because it isn’t the easiest to eat, but I’ve seen a new juice outlet that’s selling it like hotcakes.

    My mom is diabetic Type 2 and she loves fruits. So it’s good to know a more natural alternative that can help to maintain a stable glucose and blood pressure level. Thanks for sharing the tips.

    1. Hi Cathy!

      Pomegranate does seem to be in the limelight a lot more lately. It’s true that it may not be the easiest fruit to eat but it is one of the healthiest.

      When you have type 2 diabetes you want to have every food and in this case pomegranate that you can to help lower your blood sugar and keep your type 2 diabetes in control.

      Your mom’s on the right track. Start adding pomegranate to your diet more!

      Thanks for your comments!

      Cheers!

      ~Rob

  4. Hi Rob
    I am going to go buy a pomegranate tree and grow one as I am diabetic and love my garden so it is a win-win for me although I will have to buy some 1st to see whether I enjoy the taste. Having said that I could always add them to something if that makes the flavour better
    This is such a great article and my sugar levels needs help big time

    1. Hey Vicki, That’s great that you want to get a pomegranate tree! It was never a popular fruit as far as I knew. But when you have diabetes you want to have anything you can to help control it. Pomegranate is great for your blood sugar. It not only tastes great but also has many other benefits! I hope you find other information on my site that will help you out!
      Thanks so much for stopping by! 🙂
      Cheers~ Rob

  5. Wow, I honestly had no idea that pomegranates had so many health benefits. I always found them to just be the food that was incredibly frustrating to eat because all the little seeds fall out and go everywhere!

    I’ve heard and read before that you’re often far better off eating the whole fruit (for any fruit) as opposed to simply drinking the juice. This ensures you get the appropriate amount of fiber to help balance out the sugar influx from the fruit. Would you say it is the same for pomegranates?

    1. Hi Craig 🙂 Yes pomegranates are really healthy and offer a ton of benefits. I’m always into anything that will help in lowering blood sugar and controlling diabetes. But everything always has many other benefits to diabetes. I always like to include them because your health is just that important!
      Yes, you are better off eating the whole fruit as opposed to drinking the juice. It may be a bit messier but you’re correct, you will get the whole benefits of the fiber that way.
      Thank you for your insight!
      ~Rob

  6. Hi Rob. I absolutely love pomegranates, particularly the juice. I had no idea they contained so many health benefits. You say that they are excellent for diabetic 2 sufferers and that they actually lower blood sugars. Can you tell me if they are also low in Carbohydrates? My five year old granddaughter suffers from Diabetes 1. She cannot produce insulin at all so her diet has to be carefully monitored. Everything she eats requires a low carbohydrate level but she loves fruit of any sort. Jim

    1. Hi Jim! I love pomegranates but I tend to stay away from the juice. That’s just my choice. I always read labels and stay away from sugar as much as possible. It’s safer and healthier to eat the fruit. There are 16 grams of carbs in pomegranate. I know that type 1 diabetes has to be monitored very carefully. There are other fruits that are great for diabetics including berries which are low on the glycemic index level.
      Good luck and I hope she’s doing great! Thank you for commenting!
      Cheers!
      ~Rob

  7. On my last visit to the doctor I was in the “pre-diabetic” stage. My family has a history of diabetes, and I want to do everything I can before resulting to any medications. I like the idea of pomengranate and/or juice. But, my question is: how the heck do I eat it? I bought one, and it was a pain in the arse to fish them out of the membrane. Any suggestions? I’m willing to try. Or should I stick to pomegranate supplements, or juice? Thanks

    1. Hey Frank, I hear ya about the medications which is why site is about natural ways to lower blood sugar and treating diabetes. I’m kind of laughing about you asking how to eat it 🙂 I do agree it’s not the easiest fruit to “get at.” But I guess anything worthwhile you have to work at, right? I’m hoping this will help you. Check this out and thank you for your comments! Click here
      ~Rob

  8. It’s always good news when a delicious fruit is said to be extra healthy. But I am particularly attracted to the pomegranate because it often seems to be a key component in several mythological tales, like that of Demeter, Hades and Persephone.

    I even once remember that some think it was the forbidden fruit in the Garden of Eden.

    After reading your informative article it doesn’t much sound like ‘the fruit of the dead’!

    1. Hey Tony, I always love writing about fruits that are healthy and that are good for people with diabetes. Not all fruits are great for type 2 diabetics but pomegranates are good. You have an exceptional way of connecting them with mythological tales. And if it was a forbidden fruit, then let’s be thankful it isn’t now! Thank you for your thoughts!
      Cheers!
      ~Rob

  9. Very interesting to see how many health benefits are associated with the Pomegranate fruit.

    Knowing that it can impact positively on diabetes is good, I know that the keto diet has been known to reverse type 2 diabetes and including Pomegranate within that diet would be useful to preventing or trying to reverse diabetes.

    1. Hi Josh, I love just about every fruit there is and pomegranates are no exception. I will admit that they aren’t the easiest to eat but certainly are enjoyable and good for lowering my blood sugar. They can help to prevent or treat diabetes and are always a fruit on my menu.Thanks for your input 🙂 ~Rob

  10. Rob,

    This is a really interesting article and I really enjoyed the read!

    I knew pomegranates were good for you but I didn’t know why or how.

    After reading your article I want to make a positive action to eat more.

    Thank you for the great information,
    Kahlua

    1. Hi Roopesh, I never used to eat pomegranates to be honest. Once I found out that they are beneficial for lowering your blood sugar and helping type 2 diabetes, I was in. So I added them to my diet and loved it! They helped me for sure and other than the fact that they can be messy, it was a great decision! Thanks for stopping by 🙂
      ~Rob

  11. This was a very interesting read. I love pomegranate drinks and had no idea of the health benefits that it has.
    Thanks to sites like this we find out a lot about what fruits and vegetables can really do for us.
    I also didn’t know that pomegranate was like grapefruit. It is weird that they can affect certain medications. What was really strange was not eating/drinking pomegranate if you have the flu, asthma or allergies. Thank you for including the side effects.

    1. Hi Lee Ann 😀 Its important to know how beneficial fruits such as pomegranates are because some fruits are more beneficial than others especially when it comes to diabetes and it’s complications.
      Like anything else there can always be side effects. But pomegranates are very healthy and can help lower blood sugar. Thanks for your comments!

  12. Wow! This article is so enlightening. You are absolutely right about people hearing it’s best to stay away from juices because of all the sugar in them. I haven’t purchased juice for my family for a couple of years now – for that particular reason. However, after reading your article, it does make sense how the benefits of the antioxidants outweigh the worry of the sugar.

    While I like pomegranate, I had no clue it had such a wide range of health benefits – especially with helping diabetes. There are some people in my family who have diabetes and I am definitely going to tell them about this article.

    Once again, thank you so much for this. It has been extremely helpful.

    Kind Regards,
    Yvette

    1. Hi Yvette, Thank you for saying! Yes you do want to avoid sugar whenever you can but it’s the antioxidants that you want from pomegranates. Juices just contain too much sugar. But I do drink diet pomegranate juice which I love and it is great for you!
      Pomegranates are truly healthy for you, so spread the word to everyone you know about how beneficial they are for diabetes and your overall health. Thanks for your insight Yvette 🙂

  13. Plants for the win again! Plant foods have so much complexity to them that we don’t even know everything they can do to heal us. Pomegranates are no exception!

    They are actually one of my favorite fruits personally. They’re a little hard to eat, but completely worth it. Not only are they delicious, but as you mentioned, really good for you.

    Thank you for spreading this important information!

    1. Hey Christina 🙂 It just makes sense that any natural food is going to be a natural medication for us. I never even knew what pomegranates were when I was growing up.
      Things have changed because I now know how beneficial they are for you especially if you’re a diabetic.
      I agree that they are a little tough to eat but the taste and the benefits are worth it.
      Thank you for your thoughts! 🙂
      Cheers!

  14. This is a great post. I had no idea how valuable these fruits are for improving so many health concerns. They certainly have fabulous nutrients and am surprised to hear they also help with anti aging, memory and scar healing. More great reasons to find ways to incorporate them into my diet! Thanks heaps for sharing.

    1. Hey Kat 🙂 We all know that fruits and vegetables are good for us but sometimes we don’t know how good.
      I love fruits that help with diabetes and lowering blood sugars. I know that pomegranates aren’t the easiest to eat, but they sure are one healthy fruits with a low glycemic index. I hope you pass this along to others! Thanks for your comments 🙂

  15. Wow very informative. I never knew Pomegranates had so many health like gut health and lower blood pressure. As a person that has diabetes this was real helpful. thanks

    1. Hey Don, Yes it’s amazing that pomegranates are that healthy for you and can help with diabetes and blood pressure. I love a fruit that has low sugar and low glycemic index and that can help your blood sugar levels. Pomegranates are becoming more popular for diabetics to consume now. Thanks for commenting!

  16. I just love pomegranates! Now I have even more reason to have them, with all the benefits. I just didn’t realize they have so many! I love pomegranate juice, and now with more reason to drink it more often. I love your site, and I love coming back to it for all of the great information. It has been a great learning experience since my son is pre-diabetic, and your site gives so much information to help keep him from becoming diabetic. Thank you!

    1. Pomegranates are great! They are so healthy for you and beneficial for lowering blood sugar if you’re a diabetic. Everyday I learn more I love to pass it on. I think that our health and diabetes in particular are vital to our health.
      Let’s add pomegranates to our diet to become even healthier! I hope my site does help your son! Thank you for your comments! 🙂

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