Pomegranates are among the healthiest fruits on Earth.
The pomegranate is a fruit that contains hundreds of edible seeds called arils. They are rich in fiber, vitamins, minerals and bioactive plant compounds, also contain some sugar.
Pomegranates have one cup of arils (174 grams) contains :
Fiber: 7 grams, Protein: 3 grams, Vitamin C: 30% of the RDI
Vitamin K: 36% of the RDI, Folate: 16% of the RDI, Potassium: 12% of the RDI
- The pomegranate is a fruit that contains hundreds of edible seeds called arils. They are rich in fiber, vitamins, minerals and bioactive plant compounds, but they also contain some sugar.
- The punicalagins in pomegranate juice have been shown to reduce inflammation, one of the leading drivers of many serious diseases, including cancer and diabetes.
- Preliminary evidence indicates that pomegranate juice can be useful in men with prostate cancer, potentially inhibiting cancer growth and lowering the risk of death.
- Laboratory studies suggest that pomegranate extract can help fight breast cancer cells, but human studies are needed.
- Regular intake of pomegranate juice has been shown to lower blood pressure levels in as little as two weeks.
- Several human studies have shown that pomegranate can have benefits against heart disease. It improves your cholesterol profile and protects LDL cholesterol from oxidative damage.
- Pomegranate has antibacterial and antiviral properties which may be useful against common gum diseases and yeast infections.
- Some evidence shows that pomegranate may improve memory in older adults and post-surgery.