Pomegranate contains three times as many antioxidants as both wine or green tea. It’s not only packed with medicinal properties but is delicious too.
It’s widely used in baking, cooking, juice blends, smoothies, cocktails and as salad garnishing.
Apart from these regular benefits take a look at these simple health benefits of this delicious looking fruit
Soothes stomach problems
Pomegranate is a powerful anti-bacterial and is used as a natural remedy to cure stomach disorders such as diarrhoea, dysentery and cholera.
Drinking tea made from pomegranate leaves also helps get rid of indigestion.
Aids in weight loss
Pomegranate can inhibit the development of obesity. It is also high in fiber and low in calories, which means it can keep you full for longer.
If you are trying to lose weight, include a cup of pomegranate in your diet every day.
Regulates blood pressure levels
The punicic acid found in pomegranates helps lower cholesterol, triglycerides and reduces blood pressure.
The acid acts by preventing the activity of serum angiotensin-converting enzyme in the human body.
Eases joint pain
The plant compounds in pomegranate have anti-inflammatory effects and are thereby effective in treating conditions like arthritis.
Some studies have shown that pomegranate extracts can block enzymes that are known to damage joints in people with osteoarthritis.
Promotes dental health
The fruit has anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties that prevent the build-up of plaque in the mouth and also help fight infections and inflammation in the mouth such as gingivitis and periodontitis.
Being rich in antioxidants, pomegranates neutralise the effect of free radicals in our body.
The anti-ageing plant compounds in the fruit also help in stimulating keratinocyte cells (skin cells) and help in cellular regeneration thereby keeping wrinkles and sagging skin at bay.
For wrinkle-free, younger looking skin try including pomegranate in your diet or use it in face packs.