One of my favorite fruits is pomegranate, which is a delicious fruit with many beneficial compounds. It contains substances like polyphenols, which have antioxidant, antiviral and anti-tumor properties. The fruit is also beneficial because it can help to maintain healthy cholesterol levels in the body. Recent studies indicate that the fruit contains compounds that can contribute to good prostrate health and treat osteoarthritis.
You can get pomegranate as a natural fruit and you can also get the fruit juice. You can also get a supplement, juice concentrate, jam, jelly and even martini and wine. There are pills that are available, and they are a viable option if you want to avoid calories. Powdered extract is also available, and it is one of the best products that you can use to reduce the level of estrogen in your body. Many different estrogen blockers such as EstroBlox which is produced and sold an an estrogen blocker. The pomegranate powder blocks estrogen in many different ways, but primarily the way it works is that it blockers the aromatase receptors and stops them from being able to absorb estrogen so it is simple eliminated from the body.
Estrogen is the female sex hormone that is responsible for many functions in the body, including growth and development. During menstrual periods, the hormone called progesterone balances estrogen in the body. However, there are some conditions like irregular cycles, menopause and ovarian disease that can increase the level of estrogen in the body.
When this happens, there are some undesirable effects that could happen. Excessive estrogen in the body can cause weight gain, headaches, mood changes and tenderness in the breasts. This development can also cause serious conditions like breast cancer. The good news is that there are certain foods, especially fruits, which can help to balance the levels of estrogen.
According to the American Institute of Cancer Research, pomegranate fruit has many antioxidant properties. The fruit also has anti-aromatase effects on the body. Aromatase is the enzyme in your body that converts fats or steroids into estrogen. When pomegranate blocks this enzyme, it helps to decrease the high levels of estrogen in your blood.
An acid that is found in pomegranate appears to inhibit aromatase, the enzyme that turns androgen into estrogen, which can contribute to breast cancer. This is the reason why many women who get breast cancer are given medicines that are known as aromatase inhibitors. When you use these medicines, estrogen cannot stimulate tumors in your body.
Researchers have discovered that there are ten natural compounds found in pomegranates that can inhibit aromatase, and ultimately prevent the growth of cancer cells. Even though these compounds cannot be used to replace aromatase inhibiters, they can help to prevent cancer rather than being a treatment option if you get cancer.
Pomegranates are a potent source of phytonutrients, antioxidants, ellagic acid and tannins. These compounds fight free radicals in our body, preventing cellular damage in our bodies. Researchers believe that ellagic acid is mainly responsible for inhibiting aromatase, the enzyme that the body uses in making estrogen.
Navitas Naturals Organic Pomegranate Powder is a good product to use. Just like Estroblox Estrogen Blocker capsules, Navitas is 100% organic certified. The powder is kosher, non-GMO, vegan, raw and gluten free. The whole fruit is freeze dried, ensuring that the nutrients and flavors are protected. The powder is great because it has a high concentration of Vitamin C. The powder has a sweet, fruity flavor and is perfect for juices, smoothies, teas, marinades, deserts, salad dressings and even energy bars. Unlike capsules, you can add one or two spoonfuls of the pomegranate powder to the foods that you want to consume.
- Live Strong. Retrieved January 25, 2014 from http://www.livestrong.com/article/489963-what-are-fruits-that-naturally-block-estrogen/
- Ray Sahelian, MD. Retrieved January 25, 2014 from http://www.raysahelian.com/pomegranate.html
- Amazon. Retrieved January 25, 2014 from http://www.amazon.com/Navitas-Naturals-Organic-Pomegranate-8-Ounce/dp/B001TNW23U
- American Institute of Cancer Research. Retrieved January 27th, 2014 from http://prostate-cancer.org/pomegranates-and-prostate-health-a-research-report/