This round and juicy fruit is little larger than an apple with flower-like lips, it’s seeds are like jewels known as ‘arils’ as they are all over covered with a dense layer of juice. The tiny juicy arils are loaded with many nutrients like vitamin C, vitamin K, folate, fiber and potassium along with a good concentration of antioxidants.
Health benefits of Pomegranate:
This juicy fruit and its juice provide multiple health benefits and that’s the reason this fruit grabs attention among all other foods.
Has ant-inflammatory property:
Inflammation may lead to many chronic diseases, pomegranate lovers are in luck as it contains anti-inflammatory properties. According to a study, extract of pomegranate is effective in blocking the enzymes that are responsible for damaging joints making people suffer from osteoarthritis.
Pomegranate juice is considered healthy for the heart, protects arteries and prevents them from becoming thick. Pomegranate juice can also prevent the cholesterol from accumulating in the arteries. Pomegranate may interact with drugs so it is recommended to consult from a doctor before taking pomegranate juice with the medication.
Lowers blood pressure:
People suffering from high blood pressure are more prone to develop heart disease and strokes. Pomegranate juice can potentially lower blood pressure if drunk daily.
Protects from infections:
Pomegranate is rich in vitamin C which is crucial for strengthening the immune system so pomegranate is helpful in fighting against infections. It is also shown that pomegranate has antiviral and antibacterial effects.
Good for memory:
A recent study revealed that drinking pomegranate juice on a daily basis can prove beneficial for mental abilities; it can enhance memory and effectively improve learning skills. Pomegranate juice also has the ability to fight against Alzheimer’s disease.
Aids in digestion:
Pomegranate is considered to be extremely beneficial in improving the process of digestion and reducing inflammation in the gut. It is super effective for the people who are suffering from ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s disease and many other bowel disorders.
Improves sports performance:
Pomegranate juice effectively enhances the sports performance. Pomegranate juice is also considered to be effective in reducing muscle soreness and increasing recovery. It also has the ability to reduce oxidative damage that is caused by exercise.
Fights against cancer:
Pomegranate juice can effectively reduce the growth of cancerous cells. The PSA (prostate specific-antigen) levels double up in minimum time in men leading them to death from prostate cancer. Fortunately, it is revealed by a study that doubling time of PSA is delayed i.e it doubles up in 54 months instead of 15 months in people who drink pomegranate juice on a daily basis.
Protects the skin:
According to some studies, Pomegranate may provide protection against Ultraviolet rays as it is loaded with antioxidants. Crushed seeds of pomegranate can certainly be used for exfoliation purposes and this is super effective in removing the dead skin and acne marks, promoting a youthful skin. Pomegranate juice can also be used as skin toner which refreshes the skin. Drinking pomegranate juice gives freshness to skin, removes dullness and keeps skin healthy and glowing.