The pomegranite is a fruit that was at one time very hard to find in the western
world. It has a hard external skin which is usually red in colour and this protects the seeds, pulp and membrane that is found inside the fruit. The pomegranate seeds are called arils and are delicious to eat. You can add these seeds to any fruit salad or vegetable salad as they give the salads great colour and taste. But I suppose the main reason for adding this fruit to your regular diet is to get the health benefits that the fruit is rumored to contain.
So what are the health benefits that pomegranates are supposed to contain. The medical industry has recommended that you should drink 8 ounces of the juice on a daily or regular basis to get the full health benefits. They have found that the fruit is filled with antioxidants which is exactly what you need to help your body to fight off free radicals. The fruit has also been found to contain nearly three times the amount of antioxidants than green tea or blueberries. Other health benefits are:
1. It has been said that drinking pomegranate juice can help to increase your appetite.
2. Drinking pomegranate juice can help to lower high blood pressure.
3. Drinking pomegranate juice can help to lower the levels of bad cholesterol in the body.
4. The fruit juice can help to reduce your chances of getting heart disease or having a stroke.
5. The fruit can help to reduce your chances of getting prostate cancer.
6. The anti-inflammatory properties in pomegranates can help to reduce the pain of a sore throat.
7. The juice can help lessen the stomach pain and annoyance caused by diarrhea.
8. The pomegranate is filled with vitamins A, C and E. This combined with the natural sugars in the fruit can help give your body and immune system a boost.
So the pomegranite looks like a really useful fruit to have in your diet. Lucky enough it has become more available in supermarkets than before. Now you can buy pomegranate fruit juices, smoothies, jams and even jellies. These products only seem to have hit the markets recently but they are becoming very popular now as more and more people are finding out about the health benefits. Try the pomegranate fruit for yourself and see what you think. If you do end up liking it then look at all the good things you could be doing for your body.