Many add it in salads, while others make delicious juices with it.
We are talking about pomegranate, and despite the fact that it is good for your health, you do not know its real nutritional value.
Check below some of the benefits that pomegranate offer to your health:
- Pomegranate is rich in vitamins (A, C, E, folic acid), iron, potassium, and fiber, but is also a valuable source of antioxidants such as tannins, polyphenols, anthocyanins and other valuable ingredients that make it a super-food.
- A pomegranate covers 40% of the amount of vitamin C and 25% of the folic acid that an adult needs daily.
- Pomegranate’s vitamin C strengthens the immune system, protecting against infections. The important percentage of vitamin A also prevents from eye diseases.
- Its most powerful weapon is the high amounts of antioxidants it contains. Research shows that its juice has about 3 times more antioxidant action than green tea and red wine, without of course the side effects of tea and alcohol respectively.
- Pomegranate is particularly low in calories (68 calories per 100 grams of fruit) and particularly it is rich in potassium, compared to sodium.
- Moreover, it reduces the high blood pressure (it has been shown that daily pomegranate consumption reduces diastolic pressure by up to 36% and systolic up to 5%), while simultaneously, it protects against brain damage, erectile dysfunction operation in men, treatment of chronic diarrhoea, dysentery and bleeding, as well as the treatment of osteoarthritis.
- Finally, among others, pomegranate cleanses the skin, while it helps to fight the effects of aging by reducing the wrinkles.