by Niki Kefala
Pomegranates are among the healthiest and beautifully strange fruits on earth. This red, round fruit, has many benefits for our body health and skin. Its jewel-like seeds (called arils) have been used for medicinal purposes for thousands years now, and there are many reasons for that.
Pomegranates vs Green Tea & Red Wine
Pomegranate is full of antioxidants, and has been found to have three times the antioxidant activity of red wine and green tea. It’s also an excellent source of the Vitamin C. Only one pomegranate, can provide you with folic acid and vitamins A, C, and E, and also with minerals such as calcium, phosphorous, potassium, iron, niacin, thiamin, folates and riboflavin. Not bad at all! So, by putting this incredible fruit in your diet, you can help prevent heart disease, cancer (like prostate and breast cancer), type 2 diabetes, and obesity.
The antioxidants in pomegranates may also help to reduce inflammation that contributes to the destruction of cartilage in your joints, a key reason for the pain and stiffness felt by many osteoarthritis sufferers.
This red delicacy has also anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties, which may be useful against common diseases of the gums. Moreover, there is some evidence that pomegranate can improve memory, and help you in a life without Alzheimer’s disease.
Pretty young thing
The best of all, is that eating pomegranates, keeps you young. Vitamin C, that already mentioned, plays a key role in the formation of collagen and the crushed seeds of pomegranate, act as an excellent way for exfoliating the dead cells in the skin.
To be honest, I like eating the seeds, but I would not recommend doing so for those who suffer from constipation. Overall, pomegranate is a superfood and no one can deny this!