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Pomegranate Nutritional Value and Health Benefits

Updated on August 21, 2012

Pomegranate Nutritional Value

Pomegranate is said to be one of the earliest fruits cultivated and has excellent nutritional value. The fruit is rich in carbohydrates, Vitamin C, Vitamin A and folic acid. It is also a very good anti-oxidant. According to the latest scientific research pomegranate extract has been hailed as the biggest breakthrough since aspirin. It has been called the “Swiss army knife” of natural pharmaceuticals. The new extract has been obtained from the skin, seeds and pith of the fruit. It contains a plant nutrient called “punicalagins” which is unique to the fruit. It is known for its health benefits and nutritional value.

It is called the miracle fruit by some people because of its properties to improve the body’s natural defenses against Alzheimer’s, cancer, arthritis and coronary diseases. The purple colored fruit is packed with antioxidants and has anti-aging properties.Pomegranate is rich in dietary fiber, promotes digestion and is a very good remedy for constipation.

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Pomegranate for Cholesterol

Because of its antioxidant properties pomegranate inhibits the formation of LDL cholesterol and helps to keep the blood flowing freely. It also prevents the formation of blood clots. Drinking pomegranate juice reduces the risk of heart attack and stroke.

Improving Immune System

Its antioxidant properties help to improve the immune system. Pomegranate contains antioxidants called “flavonoids” which have anti-cancerous properties. As “flavonoids “promote good health, the fruit is recommended as a part of the daily diet.

Pomegranate Skincare

As an antioxidant it helps to maintain a wrinkle free skin with glow. It also reduces the inflammation of the skin. Pomegranate juice can be applied to the skin after mixing it with a moisturizer. It repairs skin damaged by exposure to the sun.

Pomegranate :Vitamins and Minerals

Pomegranate has excellent nutritional value, as it contains vitamin A, C and E in abundance. It also contains folic acid, iron, phosphorous, potassium, zinc and magnesium. These minerals help to strengthen the bones and teeth. Iron content of pomegranate makes it a very good remedy for anemia. It reduces the dizziness, exhaustion weakness and other symptoms of anemia.

Pomegranate heath benefits include improving the birth weight of babies. It also reduces the chances of having premature babies. It is a very good remedy for sore throat. It is beneficial for women as it helps to maintain the estrogen levels in the body. It also helps to fight the signs of menopause irritability and hot flashes

Pomegranate seed oil

Pomegranate seed oil has very good medicinal properties. It is used in the manufacture of medicines, lotions, skin nourishing and moisturizing creams. It is useful in the treatment of eczema, psoriasis, dry skin and several other skin disorders. It can heal acne, cuts and bruises. It does not leave any marks on the skin.

Pomegranate seed oil prevents teeth decay and prevents gum diseases. As it is rich in vitamin C, prevents bleeding gums and loose teeth.

These are some of the health benefits of pomegranate.

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