Five Amazing Benefits of Pomegranate

Fruits are powerhouses of nutrition packed with vital nutrients essential for a healthy body. Different fruits and their vibrant colors please not only the eye but taste buds too! Including super rich fruits in your daily diet will not only up your vitamin intake but will also increase immunity and work wonders for your overall health. These colorful, juicy little gifts from nature are filled with all this goodness and taste yummy too.

Different types of fruits contain different vitamins, minerals and fiber. So, it is best to eat a variety of fruits so that your body can get all types of nutrients. Personally, I am a huge fan of fruits and never fail to pick fruit baskets during my weekly shopping trip. But my heart has a soft corner for a special fruit – The pomegranate.

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Pomegranate is a delicious and refreshing juicy fruit. Much is being talked about this ruby red fruit and its effectiveness in controlling heart disease. This discovery isn’t new, though. It one of the oldest known fruits and has been used in medicine since ancient times to treat fertility problems and was treated as a symbol of youth and eternity.

Cultivation

Though originally cultivated in Iran and northern India, it was much later that the Middle East, South Asia and the Mediterranean region started its cultivation. It is also grown in China, Japan, Spain, and Korea and thrives in the dry climate of California and Arizona too.

Pomegranate is an autumn fruit, the season being from October to February.

Health Benefits

Hailed as a super fruit due to its high nutrition value, pomegranate has a unique taste and flavor. The seeds called as the ‘anils’ are the best sources of antioxidants and are also rich in vitamins, potassium, and dietary fiber. The plus point is that it has moderate amount of calories.

  1. Pomegranate helps in Cardiovascular Health
  • Researchers claim that pomegranate juice helps to prevent hardening of the arteries of the heart.
  • Since it is loaded antioxidants, it prevents blood platelets from sticking together and forming dangerous blood clots.
  • It prevents the oxidation of cholesterol, maintains levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) that is the bad cholesterol.
  • It acts as a blood thinner and helps in proper blood circulation to the entire body.
  • Pomegranates contain the mineral potassium which helps to maintain blood pressure levels.

No wonder that this fruit has been labeled as a heart-friendly fruit.

  1. Pomegranate relieves arthritic pain

The juice of this wonderful juice helps osteoarthritis patients to relieve pain by inhibiting cartilage degradation.

  1. Pomegranate juice helpful for diabetics

Though pomegranate juice contains the sugar fructose, it is found that consumption of this fruit by diabetics does not increase blood sugar level.  This makes it a healthy fruit to snack for diabetics, who are constantly worried about their maintaining blood sugar levels.

  1. Pomegranate reduces the risk of cancer

The juice of this fruit removes free radicals from the body and effectively inhibits the growth of cancer cells. Antioxidants neutralize toxins, improve immunity and are also known to help in slowing down the growth of the prostrate tumor.

  1. Pomegranate is good for skin

 Drinking pomegranate juice will do wonders to your skin. Its antioxidant property will slow down the ageing process and help in cell regeneration. The vitamin C in it will naturally nourish and moisturize the skin. Send fruit gifts to your friends and they will appreciate it.

It can be safely asserted that pomegranate is a wonder fruit, a health booster, and a safe snack to satiate hunger pangs. Though deseeding it is cumbersome and messy, the effort is totally worth

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