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The Health Benefits Of Pomegranates

Updated on December 30, 2016

My cousin loves pomegranates. At first glance, this round, red fruit seemed to me to simply be full of seeds. Little did I know of the enormous health benefits of this amazing fruit.

The pomegranate was a lesser known food to me, and as such, I underestimated its contribution towards a healthy lifestyle. However, once I got my first taste of it, I was sure to incorporate into my daily diet. With overall improved health, one cannot avoid the benefits of this beautiful fruit.

Benefits Of Pomegranate

Translated as Seeded Apple, the pomegranate provides more nutritional punch than many of the world’s most common fruits. In addition, the juice of pomegranates provides a concentrated serving of nutritional benefits. The most prominent of these benefits is its antioxidant content. It has been proven that one pomegranate provides about 40% of the daily requirement of antioxidant Vitamin C. Antioxidants have long been known to prevent illness.

They boost the immune system and resist cellular damage. By supporting cellular defense and growth, the benefits of pomegranate and pomegranate juice consumption also lend to healthier skin. Antioxidants help to lower chronic inflammation and supports joint health. It is safe to say that pomegranates are an antioxidant-rich super food.

Pomegranate Juice Health Benefits

Packed with vitamins and minerals, it is not surprising to discover that the pomegranate supports cardiovascular and heart health. The effects of many of the qualities of pomegranate juice have been shown to control cholesterol. By preventing plaque build-up in blood vessels, this fruit’s antioxidants positively affect the proper functioning of the heart and lungs. Such overall improvement and support of good health has been linked to the regulation and treatment of severe medical conditions such as cancer. Research has shown that one glass of pomegranate juice a day can slow down the growth of cancerous cells in prostate cancer, for example.

On the lighter side, but no less attractive, the health benefits of pomegranates include the maintenance of blood sugar levels and blood pressure. It acts as a natural aspirin, and a mild blood thinner, providing for the free flow of blood throughout the body. This increase in blood flow leads to a number of other health benefits, such as cartilage regeneration and improved digestion.

Pomegranate Juice For Skin And Vitality?

For those looking to improve their outer appearance, the nutritional benefits of pomegranates cannot be overlooked. Working from the inside out, pomegranates contain punic acid, an omega-3 fatty acid that keeps the skin hydrated. Of great impact is the fact that a daily intake of pomegranate juice has been proven to regenerate cells. This unique benefit serves well in the healing of scars and in the reduction of wrinkles and fine lines. If you are looking for an all natural way to maintain youthful and healthy skin, you can’t go wrong with adding pomegranates to your diet.

Perhaps the pomegranates alluring red color serves to represent the benefits found within. Their nutritional content supports the flow of life within your body, protecting you from illness, rebuilding your cells, and provide for a proper functioning system.

Feed your body the foods necessary for physical regeneration. If you take care of it, it will take care of you. The pomegranate is one of the best elixirs for helping you do just that.

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      Sam Shepards 

      21 months ago from Europe

      It is a little work if you want to eat them without spilling juice. But if you have a manual or electric juicer maybe you can just slice them in two halve and just get the juice if you want it fast?

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      Skeeter48ND 

      21 months ago

      Is there a easier way to get the awesome pomegranate seeds to give up their deliciousness? I am 2 weeks and 2 days past back surgery. I would like to incorporate the benefits of the pomegranate into my recovery program but am getting a tad frustrated with the seeds. Suggestions?

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