Pomegranate is a sweet, tart fruit that has thick, red skin. The skin of the pomegranate is not edible, but it contains hundreds of juicy seeds that you can consume plain or sprinkle on salads, oatmeal, hummus, and other dishes.
Studies have shown that consuming pomegranate may have many health benefits for your body, possibly lowering your risk of various diseases such as:
1. High blood pressure
According to a study, daily consumption of a cup of pomegranate juice daily for 28 days can help lower high blood pressure in the short term due to the antioxidant content of the fruit.
2. Heart disease
Pomegranates help protect the heart and arteries. Research has shown that pomegranates juice enhances blood circulation and keeps the arteries from becoming stiff. It may also slow the growth of plaque and the accumulation of cholesterol in your arteries.
3. Prostate cancer
Just like green tea, pomegranates are a good source of antioxidants that may help lessen chronic diseases related to oxidative stress.
The NCI suggest that pomegranate juice and some of its bioactive components may useful in preventing the proliferation of prostate cancer cells.
4. Digestive issues
Pomegranates are a good source of fibre. According to research by the U.S. National Library of Medicine, getting sufficient fibre helps enhance digestion and prevent constipation.
NB: Fiber can be gotten from eating pomegranate seeds and not from pomegranate juice intake.
Ensure you consume these fruits to enjoy these health benefits.
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