Pomegranates taste great, and they’re one of the healthiest fruits you will ever eat. They are packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Statistics shows that pomegranates contain three times more antioxidants than green tea and wine.
“ Pomegranate has many incredible health benefits for your body. It is known as a divine fruit because it is the most mentioned fruit in theological books. Pomegranate has anti-oxidant, anti-viral and anti-tumor properties and is said to be a good source of vitamins, especially vitamin A, vitamin C, and vitamin E, as well as folic acid,” read an article published in the Times.
According to a study published in the journal the journal Atheroscleroris, pomegranate extract prevents and reverses primary pathology associated with heart disease. It also brings health to an optimal level.
Pomegranate extract offers a few benefits, and we give you the best of them:
- Eliminates plaque from arteries
- Reduces ECG abnormalities
- Reduces oxidative stress
- Reduces the accumulation of lipids in the heart muscle
- Decreases cardiac enlargement
- Lowers chemokine (a chemical messenger) associated with inflammation in arteries
Studies show that regulate consumption of pomegranate juice reverses carotid artery stenosis by 29% within a year. How amazing is that?
Cholesterol-lowering statins cause severe side-effects, and pomegranate extract offers an alternative, natural method that boosts heart health and prevents the clogging of arteries.
Pomegranates offer numerous benefits, and come packed with tons of nutrients.
- Two powerful plant compounds
Pomegranate peel and juice contain punicalagins, a type of strong antioxidants. Punicic acid in pomegranate seeds give the fruits its power.
- Essential nutrients
Antioxidants in pomegranates prevent cell damage caused by oxidation. A cup of seeds gives 144 calories, 7 grams of fiber, 3 grams of protein, potassium, vitamin C, vitamin K and folate.
- Anti-inflammatory power
Pomegranates reduce inflammation and prevent heart disease, obesity, cancer, type 2 diabetes, and Alzheimer’s disease.
- Antibacterial and antifungal effect
Compounds in pomegranates destroy dangerous bacteria, and aids in the treatment of fungal infections.
- High blood pressure
150 ml of pomegranate juice lowers blood pressure, and reduces the risk of heart attack and stroke. Drink the juice for two weeks every day.
“Because they come into season in the colder months, pomegranates can be hard to find other times of the year. Pomegranate juice is available year-round, however. And pure pomegranate juice—made by pressing the entire pomegranate—contains nutrients from both the polyphenol-filled rind and pith and the fiber-full seeds, which results in a tarter juice with higher levels of polyphenols and better nutrition,” wrote experts in Men’s Journal.
Watch the following video and learn how to make your pomegranate juice and get all of its benefits.
Source: Healthy Food House