Our favourite things are mostly that make us happy, grow, and benefit us in some way. And when one reason isn’t enough, I’ll give you five such tempting reasons to suit different demands and age groups. The tiny crown on the top of pomegranate stands true to its identity. Kylie Jenner shares her love for the fruit on social media every now and then. Here’s why:
Rich in iron, pomegranate is the soldier that fights Anaemia resulting from a lack of or dysfunctional red blood cells in the body which further reduces oxygen flow to the body. An Anaemic person may face shortness of breath, fatigue, skin pallor to name a few issues.
The slight sour touch of pomegranate is not just to provide a balanced taste to your taste buds. The vitamin C in the pomegranate increases the body’s immunity and renders the body much strength to fight back illness. Also Vitamin C is needed for proper iron absorption in the body.
Oodles of antioxidants
Pomegranate is the powerhouse of antioxidants especially Lycopene from the carotenoid group. Lycopene protects your skin from sun burn, gives a younger looking skin, prevents macular degeneration in the eye, and prevents osteoporosis.
Pomegranate lowers LDL Cholesterol (a.k.a. bad cholesterol),promotes HDL Cholesterol (a.k.a. Good cholesterol), and helps in preventing arteriosclerosis (accumulation of plaque in the coronary arteries that provide oxygen to heart muscle) and atherosclerosis (weakening of artery walls).This property aids in better blood flow in the body and resultant proper oxygen.
Formation of plaque (arteriosclerosis) in arteries of neck carrying blood to brain can lead to lack of oxygen and lead to stroke. Blockage of oxygen to brain may lead to death within very few minutes.
Flavonoids in pomegranate are the cops that not only reduce the risk of prostate cancer and breast cancer but also fight against existing cancer cells in the body. Though more research is needed in this particular area, but pomegranate is said to have power against cancer radicals.
Good health is now just a cup of pomegranate seeds away!