Pomegranates Are The Fruit You Could Be Missing
Written by: Brandi Monasco
Pomegranates: the red fruit, full to the brim with delicious, juicy parcels, is not only tasty to eat, but also has numerous benefits for you.
This rich fruit contains a non-ending list of nutritious substances that help your body to stay healthy and beautiful in a lot of ways. A fun fact about the fruit is that it is actually classified as a berry.
So, what is so great about this red berry?
The most important characteristic of this fruit is its impressive nutrient load. This berry is stuffed full of vitamins, protein and fiber that improve your general health and digestive system. The many seeds that are present in the fruit house these nutrients.
However, the real benefits lie in the powerful plant chemicals that are also present in the fruit, which have amazing medicinal properties. Two of them are incredibly useful and worthy of mention.
The punicalagins are extremely powerful compounds, present in pomegranate juice and peel. They help fight against the harmful substances that build in your body, protecting it against aging, to keep you healthy, young and energetic.
The other beneficial compound present in this delicious fruit is punic acid, commonly known as the pomegranate seed oil. This oil is rich in the omega-3 fatty acid, which is also considered good fat. It helps your body to lower the bad fat level to prevent harmful heart diseases. The chemical also aids your body in reducing blood pressure, which also contributes towards a healthier heart.
The vitamin K present in it plays a vital role in making blood, which is why it is a must-eat for women. The chemicals in its juice also clean your blood and liver, filtering off all the toxic materials to provide you with a healthier and more refreshed body.
Not only this, pomegranates have a ton of benefits for your beauty also. They work on your skin to help make you look younger, giving you a fresher, rosier look. They are also great antibacterials for your mouth and work as mouthwash, keeping all that plaque formation totally under control.
In addition to all of this, the pomegranates also have immune boosting properties, that is, it strengthens your immune system to help your body fight against the pesky organisms that could harm it. If all these weren’t enough, pomegranates are also associated with anticancer properties and are said to have useful chemicals that could potentially destroy cancer.
The advantages that this fruit has for your body make it a necessary item in your diet. What with the great internal benefits as well as the external ones, the fruit takes high numbers as a nutrient provider.
All in all, there are two ways of attaining the nutrients that your body needs. You could either take supplements and artificially combined combinations to fulfill your body’s demands or you could opt for the healthier option and take advantage of the actual fruit (mix the seeds into smoothies, juices, salads, snack on them raw). The choice is yours. We all know what the tastier option is.
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Brandi Monasco is a freelance writer, graphic designer and social media manager from Texas. She graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Arts and has recently found a new love for health and nutrition.
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