This nutrient dense, antioxidant rich fruit has been revered as a symbol of health, fertility and eternal life. The pomegranate is native from Iran to the Himalayas in northern India and was cultivated over the whole Mediterranean region since ancient times. A compound called Punicalagin is the major component responsible for pomegranate’s antioxidant and health benefits. Punicalagin found only in pomegranates shown to benefit the heart and blood vessels. It not only lowers cholesterol, but also lowers blood pressure and increases the speed at which heart blockages melt away.
Cup of pomegranates seeds have this nutrition value
Fat: 2g or 4% of DV
Fiber: 6g/ 28% of DV
Folate: 66mcg/ 16% of DV
Vitamin E: 1mg/ 6% of DV
Vitamin C: 18g/ 30% of DV
Vitamin K: 28mcg/ 36% of DV
An antioxidant, pomegranate was shown to reduce the oxidative status of the bad cholesterol by a whopping 90%. It is believed that pomegranates support the function of nitric oxide, which is involved in the constant repair of the cells that line the arterial walls.
Small studies found that drinking pomegranate juice might lower cholesterol and work better than Lipitor drug for managing cholesterol and they suggest drinking pomegranate juice. It’s also thought that pomegranate juice may block or slow the buildup of cholesterol in the arteries of people who are at higher risk of heart disease.
Benefits Of Eating Pomegranates
Pomegranate juice is also used for handling problems like dysentery and cholera.
Pomegranate bark, peel and leaves are used to calm disorders of the stomach or the diarrhea caused by any kind of digestive problems. Drinking tea made from the leaves of this fruit also helps in curing your digestive problems.
For diabetic patients, drinking pomegranate juice can reduce the risk of various coronary diseases. Along with this, there is a reduction in the hardening of the arteries, which can inhibit the development of various heart diseases.
Healthy blood flow can be maintained in the body by consuming this fruit in any form. Pomegranate supplies iron to the blood, thus helping to reduce symptoms of anemia, including dizziness, weakness, exhaustion, and hearing loss.
The antioxidants present in pomegranate helps in the combination process of free radicals inside body. So it gives protection against breast cancer and protest cancer, the nutritional benefits of pomegranate works by preventing the body from cancer disease.