A new study published in the journal PLOS One has claimed that drinking pomegranate juice during pregnancy may improve brain development and connectivity in unborn babies.
Pomegranate juice contains disease-fighting antioxidants – polyphenols that are neuroprotective in nature. Polyphenols like tannic acid and ellagitannins are known to cross the blood-brain barrier and are found in many foods and beverages, including nuts, berries, red wine and teas. Pomegranate juice contains disease-fighting antioxidants – polyphenols that are neuroprotective in nature
Senior author of the study, Terrie Inder from Brigham and Women’s hospital in the US said, “Our study provides preliminary evidence suggesting potential protective effects for newborns exposed to pomegranate juice while in the womb. These findings warrant continued investigation into the potential neuroprotective effects of polyphenols in at-risk newborns, such as those with hypoxic-ischemic injury.”Food.ndtv