Bollywood actor Sonam Kapoor Ahuja is all set to welcome her first baby with husband Anand Ahuja. And the parents-to-be are currently enjoying the phase with family in Mumbai. If you checkout Sonam's Instagram, you will also find her taking maternity fashion a notch higher. Every now and then, she is giving us glimpses of her photoshoots and we can't help but get amazed. In between, she also shared an Instagram story featuring an important piece of advice for all the mothers-to-be. Her story states, "Drinking pomegranate juice during pregnancy may improve the infant brain".
The original post was shared by Dr. Rhonda Patrick - a renowned cell biologist. According to her post, women who drank eight ounces of pomegranate juice daily had infants with improved brain microstructural organisation and functional brain connectivity. It also helped the infants get better visual development compared to infants whose mothers drank "a matched calorie placebo drink". The findings were published in the journal PLOS One.
Pomegranate juice, berries, nuts and teas include polyphenols; and as per the study "polyphenols are known to cross the blood-brain barrier where they are neuroprotective. Pomegranate juice is particularly concentrated in them."
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Here are 3 other benefits of drinking pomegranate juice:
Boosts Dental Health:
Pomegranate is known to have several anti-viral properties that are considered good for dental health and help fight against dental plaque.
Loads Up On Antioxidants:
According to a study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, pomegranate juice showed an antioxidant activity three times higher than red wine and green tea. So, daily consumption of pomegranate juice might help flush out toxins and help fight inflammation.
Aids Heart Health:
Pomegranate juice is often considered heart friendly, thanks to the nutrients in it. According to a study published in the Journal Clinical Nutrition, pomegranate juice consumption has shown signs of decreased blood pressure that further helped reduce plaque in the carotid artery. It further helps keep your heart healthy.
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