5 health benefits of pomegranate

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Fruit is nature’s candy. Pomegranate, this juicy red fruit, is one of the healthiest fruits blessed on the earth. Pomegranate fruit has been used for years to serve good health.

What’s hard in eating this red-ruby fruit? The taste pleasures our mouth, as well as benefits our health. The skin of the pomegranate is hard to break through, but the benefits are surplus; you can have it as a fruit or juice. When taken as fresh fruit or juice, it does not lead to any side effects.

It is recommended not to buy the stored pomegranate juice, as the stored package contains preservatives that might create side effects or health complications.

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 Pomegranate nutrition facts

One whole pomegranate gives 234 calories, 52.7 g of carbohydrate, 11.3 g of fibre, 38.5 g of sugar, 3.3 g of fat, 4.7 g of protein, 58% of vitamin C, 48% of potassium, 27% of manganese and 22% of vitamin B6. The above nutrition fact of pomegranate is per the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

5 health benefits of pomegranate 

 Pomegranate, this sweet fruit contains a range of health-beneficial components and is rich in antioxidants. In pomegranate, the seed is considered healthy, and it gets the juicy red hue from polyphenols (the powerful antioxidants). You will be surprised to know the truth that, considering green tea and red wine, pomegranates have three times more antioxidants.

Here are 5 health benefits of pomegranate:

  1. Fights against Cancer:

    Pomegranate juice or fruit helps control or stop Prostate Cancer cells’ growth. It also benefits in preventing Colon, Lung and Breast Cancer.

  2.  Vitamin C:

    Pomegranate has high vitamin C content, which helps to fight against Anaemia, boosts your immune system, and has cancer-fighting properties. Pomegranates help to gain your daily adequate amount of nutrients and vitamins.

  3. Reduces heart disease:

    The seed and the hum of pomegranate are beneficial to keep the heart and its arteries healthy. Pomegranates protect the heart in all ways by controlling blood sugar levels and lowering blood pressure. The antioxidant prevents the bad cholesterol from oxidizing, thus, elevates the risk of developing Atherosclerosis (the building of cholesterol and fats in arteries).

  4. Provides oxygen:

    Pomegranate help to boost the level of oxygen in our body, as it controls blood sugar level, lowers blood pressure, prevents the blockage of bad cholesterol and prevents blood clot. Eventually, making way for the blood to flow freely improves the level of oxygen in your body.  Pomegranate juice fights the free radicals in your body that are harmful.

  5. Fertility: 

    Pomegranate increases the blood flow to your uterus. The vitamins and folic acid support the healthy development of the fetus. Adding pomegranate to your diet can improve your chance of getting pregnant and reduce the risk of miscarriage. Folic acid is an essential vitamin that prevents the conception and prevention of congenital disabilities in the fetus. Hence, folic acid in pomegranate juice may prevent birth defects in fetuses.

Pomegranate also treats iron-deficiency (Anaemia) and reduces the risk of developing type-2 Diabetes.

Conclusion 

Pomegranates are the healthiest food on the planet, which are treated as medicine for years. Adding pomegranate juice to your diet can lead your way to a healthy life and reduce your risk of developing chronic diseases. Consider taking fresh pomegranate fruit or juice. It is advisable to consult your doctor before adding it to your daily diet to check that it does not cause complications.


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