Fruit for memory
Pomegranates are a boon from nature to the human being. The bounty of polyphenols present in it makes it as a super fruit. Now, pomegranates are being researched for their beneficial effects on memory, and their potential to improve the cognitive skills.
The polyphenols found in pomegranates include punicalagins and ellagic acid. Punicalagins are the major polyphenols present in pomegranates and are believed to be primarily responsible for the major health benefits of the fruit. Punicalagins are water-soluble and are therefore easily absorbed by the body. The metabolites of punicalagins are potent antioxidants and help in evading many diseases.
Because of its neuroprotective and cardiovascular-enhancing properties, and because it is relatively inexpensive (compared to medicines) and well-tolerated, regular pomegranate consumption may prove to be effective in improving one’s memory as well as intellectual performance.