Pomegranate is a fruit-bearing deciduous shrub or small tree that grows between 5 to 8m tall. It is an antioxidant-rich superfood that mey help reduce joint pain and decreases inflammation in arthritis sufferers.
Ruby red, delicious and nutrient rich pomegranates pack a mighty punch in safeguarding your health. It possesses powerful antioxidant, antiviral, and antitumor properties and it is a great source of vitamin E, vitamin C, vitamin A, potassium, folic acids, protein, and fiber.
The regular consumption of pomegranate juice can lower the oxidative stress, known as the toxic effect that the free radicals have on our body. It has the ability to treat and prevent cardiovascular diseases.
Health Benefits of Pomegranate:
1. Prevents Heart Issues
* The regular consumption of pomegranate juice can promote a healthy blood flow.
Pomegranate can decrease the levels of bad cholesterol in the blood and prevent clot formation in the arteries due to its potent antioxidant properties.
2. Treats Digestion Issues
*Pomegranate juice can be extremely beneficial for treating some serious issues including dysentery and cholera. You can relieve upset stomach or diarrhea caused by digestive problems by drinking pomegranate leaf tea.
3. Prevents Prostate and Breast Cancer
*Pomegranate juice is abundant with flavonoids antioxidants which can lower the risk of these two types of cancer. It can also decrease the Prostate-specific antigen (PSA levels, produced by prostate cells only.
4. Treats Osteoarthritis and Atherosclerosis
*Pomegranate can impede the formation of enzymes, thus breaking down the connective tissues in the body. It can help in the treatment of issues caused by hardening and thickening of the arterial walls and in the cartilage and joints.
5. Reduce Dental Plaque
*Pomegranate juice can reduce the effect of plaque formation on the teeth and prevent many oral infections due to its powerful antiviral and antibacterial properties.
6. Reduce Anemia Symptoms
*The pomegranate is a great source of iron and can reduce the symptoms of anemia including dizziness, hearing loss, exhaustion, and weakness.
7. Promote Healthy Skin
*Pomegranate is abundant with vitamin C which can promote collagen formation and make the skin healthier and stronger. The antioxidants impede the free radicals to damage the skin.
How to Prepare Pomegranate Juice:
Peel a pomegranate and put its seeds in a blender. Blend them then strain the mixture into a container using a mesh strainer.
Make sure to use the back of a spoon in order to press the seeds so that you can get pomegranate juice as much as possible. You can consume this juice immediately, or you can keep it in the fridge and drink it whenever you want.
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