Health Benefits of Pomegranate

Pomegranate is a bright red, seedy fruit that resembles the shape of a heart. Unsurprisingly, it is in fact good for the heart. Here are some health benefits of the pomegranate:

1. Heart

  • Lowers the risk of blocked arteries
  • Decreases inflammation of blood vessel lining
  • Known to reduce atherosclerosis, a leading cause of heart disease
  • Increases the amount of good cholesterol in the body and lowers the amount of bad cholesterol that stays

2. Blood Sugar

  • Does not increase blood sugar levels, unlike other fruit juices

3. Blood Pressure

  • Known to reduce high blood pressure
  • Considered a natural aspirin because of its ability to keep blood from clotting

4. Anaemia

  • Pomegranate juice is high in iron, thus helps overcome red blood cell deficiencies

5. Immunity

  • Has high content of antioxidants, known to promote strong immune system
  • Eliminates free radicals from the body, suppresses the development of cancer and other diseases
  • Has anti-microbial and anti-bacterial properties

6. Digestion

  • Helps the secretion of enzymes for breaking down foods, thus helps regulate bowel movement
  • Relieves urinary tract infection and the flow of urine


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