We live in a world where extremely high levels of productivity and performance are needed to survive and move up in the urban jungle. One of the biggest drawbacks of this immense competition has to be the effect of stress on human health. In many cases, extremely high productivity is achieved at the cost of putting the body on the line, physically or mentally. However, nature offers us treatment against these health drawbacks. Among them comes in the form of fruit. Studies have shown that pomegranates have beneficial effects on health. Thanks to the many antioxidants which can be found in pomegranates, this fruit is highly nutritious. The pomegranate is, for some, an uncommon fruit. However, the powers of these fruits filled with seeds (also known as ‘arils’) should not be underestimated. The pomegranate offers the body vitamins and important minerals. Nutritious and delicious, pomegranates should have a substantial role in the day to day diet.
What are pomegranates?
Pomegranate is the fruit of a shrub that grows primarily in warn climate regions and has been cultivated in parts of Mediterranean and Asia for a long time now, although it’s cultivated in virtually every part of the world where the climate allows.The fruit is characterized by its rather tough exterior peel which encloses a large number of seeds. Folk Mythology indicates that the fruit has 365 seeds although observation suggests that the total number of seeds can vary from 329 to 1000
Benefits of pomegranates
Pomegranate is rich in Vitamin C, Folic Acid and Polyphenols which are the basis of the claim that pomegranate being rich in nutrients. Polyphenols find use as anti-oxidizing agents and remove free radicals from the human skin that help in strengthening the human immune system, along with having anti-inflammatory benefits. One of the most publicized benefits of pomegranate is that it helps slow down skin wrinkling. Because of this, pomegranate finds extensive use in anti-aging creams. Recent research has also shown that pomegranate can help reduce the deterioration of cartilage, helping slow down osteoarthritis. And extensive studies have also shown that pomegranate helps increase the blood flow to the heart helping those affected with ischermic heart disease.
With so many benefits of the seeded fruit coming to light, one can infer that Mediterranean fruit pomegranate does indeed have significant health effects. Pomegranate can be consumed in raw form or in the form of a concentrated juice, which is both nutritious and tasty. In addition, pomegranate health supplements are available in the form of tablets, which remove the less useful ingredients of the fruit such as sugar and calories. So go ahead and grab this Mediterranean delight and take a step ahead for a much healthier tomorrow.