Pomegranate is called to be a fruit of heaven. It is generally available in Pakistan and in native language it is called as Anar. Pomegranate fruit consists of red diamond-like structures filled with delicious sweet juice with tangy flavor has great importance in nutrition science. Moreover, this is considered to be the lucky fruit in Chinese tradition. It is used as a traditional fruit in Greek weddings. However, Egyptians consider this fruit as eternity provider, so they bury Pomegranate with dead bodies. This fruit other than these considerations have lots of other benefits as well. Pomegranate is originated from Iran and is now being produced in a wide range of countries, and is easily available in Asian countries. This article put a spotlight on the numerous health benefits of this king style Pomegranate fruit. Scroll down to know more!
Health Benefits of pomegranate:
1. Treatment of Cancers with Pomegranate:
As the deadly disease cancer is caused by the presence of high level of free radicals which promotes the overgrowth of cancerous cells. Pomegranate with the high amount of antioxidants scavenges free radicals from the body and prevents the cell damage. Thus, it prevents breast cancer, prostate cancer, and lungs cancer.
2. Prevents Heart Strokes:
Pomegranate helps to remove bad cholesterol (LDL) from the body and promotes good cholesterol (HDL), hence prevents from heart stroke. Moreover, it improves blood circulation in the body through heart thus make it healthy and working. It is revealed through various researches that regular consumption of pomegranate effectively treats the high blood pressure.
3. Improves the Immune System:
The compounds present in this fruit significantly acts upon the body and improves the immune system. Especially the abundance of vitamin C in the pomegranate is equal to 20% of our daily requirement of this vitamin (this percentage is based on the seeds extracted from a medium sized pomegranate).
4. Pomegranate Strengthens Your Bones:
The mineral contents present in pomegranate proved to be helpful for strengthening the bones. In a scientific study, it is shown that the milky fluid extracted from the pomegranate seeds contains calcium and phosphorus, and these are the two substances which are well known for the improvement of bones strength and prevents from osteoarthritis.
5. Dental Plaque prevention:
Dental plaque is a condition related to the tooth ailment. It is characterized by the growth of bacterial colonies among or on the surface of teeth. These bacteria slowly damage the teeth and turn them black in sever cases. A study about dental plaque revealed that the polyphenols, ellagic acids, and tannin compounds present in this fruit can help in the inhibition colony formation of bacteria which cause plaque.
6. Prevents Obesity:
The presence of vitamin C in great amount in the pomegranate can cut the cholesterol off from the body, hence prevents unhealthy overweight. The high percentage of dietary fibers can give the feeling of fullness, hence helps in controlling from over-eating and satisfy the appetite. This feature helps in weight control.
7. Cure from Diarrhea:
This fruit is considered to be helpful in the treatment of diarrhea as a natural remedy due to its amazing astringent properties. But the consumption of over amount of this fruit can result in constipation. The high amount of dietary fibers in the pomegranate can improve the digestive system for better and more absorption of food to get the maximum benefit.
8. Pomegranate in High Blood Pressure:
Daily intake of pomegranate juice not only gives you energy but also proves to be very helpful in the suppression of high blood pressure. This high blood pressure is caused by the impairment of blood circulation in the body. In most of the cases, the abnormal structural changes of arteries result in the creation of high pressure of blood in the body. This occurs because of high fatty food consumption or due to the unhealthy lifestyle. As the plaque like substance accumulate on the walls of arteries and disturb the proper blood flow rate through them. This process can generate pressure for the blood, to which we generally called as “High Blood Pressure”. Pomegranate with acidic nature helps by cutting down the level; of cholesterol in the blood. Vitamin C present in pomegranate juice can help the blood to be free form free radicals and hence improve its purity. Thus the blood couldn’t cause plaque like substance formation on the arterial walls and get the patient rid of this horrific high blood pressure.
9. Fight Against Alzheimer’s disease:
Pomegranate juice could be very useful in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. Its daily intake slows down the prevalence of this disease by suppressing down its symptoms of this disease. Pomegranate positively improves the brain’s health naturally due to the presence of different kinds of minerals especially magnesium. It imparts visible changes in the life of a diseased patient by boosting up its daily activities.
10. Pomegranate as a Tonic for the Skin:
The serums which are made from pomegranate are being very commercialized and appreciated by the consumers due to their proven effectiveness and non-sticky properties. Pomegranate is being used as a prominent ingredient in most of the beauty and skin care products. But if you don’t prefer to buy them from the market, then don’t worry! We have better options for you.
For making a pomegranate makes for the skin, just take out the pomegranate juice and mix it with a little chickpea powder to make a thick paste. Now apply this paste gently over your skin and leave for 15 minutes. After complete drying of the mask, wash it with lukewarm water for better results.
11. Pomegranate for Soft and Bright Skin:
Pomegranate role in the softening of the skin is very popular. It works on the basis of collagen maintenance. Collagen is the main compound basic in the skin that is responsible for the soft and healthier skin. Pomegranate contains certain components which prevent the enzymes form breaking down the collagen, thus maintaining the softness of the skin. Furthermore, pomegranate helps in the production of fibroblasts; these are the cells which produce fiber and elastin which are very important to make the skin supple and smooth. This juice also promotes the growth of keratinocytes; these are the cells from which the outer layer of our skin is comprised. The increase in proliferation of these cells significantly helps to improve your skin’s ability to repair itself after any environmental damage (including skin cells damage). Additionally, the mostly applied benefit of pomegranate juice is to brighten the skin. Due to the presence of vitamin C and Vitamin E the pomegranate juice can efficiently brighten your skin. For better results along with consumption, you should apply the pomegranate juice mixed with honey on your face to get brighter and glowing skin.
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