Sunday, July 17, 2011

Pomegranite Health Benefits – What Do You Believe About This Super Fruit

Is the pomegranite just a passing fad or is all the health benefits really true.


I am the first person that would love to see a quick fix health solution but gaining massive health benefits from eating one fruit is a bit much. Especially since the fruit is centuries old and has been around since the time of Moses and Homer. I know in times gone by that the fruit was only grown in certain parts of the Middle East, Asia and India but why are the health benefits only being brought to the surface now.

In more recent times the fruit is now grown and cultivated in a lot of areas in southern Europe and the southern states of the USA. The fact the fruit is now more accessible to the western world might be one of the factors of its new found popularity. The other thing is that the medical world have latched onto the health benefits of the pomegranite fruit and proclaimed it a super fruit. The medical industry has carried out a lot of clinical testing and research on the fruit and this is some of the benefits that they have found.

A. The pomegranate fruit has shown to have extremely high levels of antioxidants. Before everyone was talking about the antioxidant levels in green tea and blueberries but pomegranates have shown to have 3 times higher levels. This I think is why the fruit earned the reputation as a super fruit.

B. The high levels of antioxidants contained in pomegranates can help the body to fight off some forms of cancers. The antioxidants help the body protect healthy cells from free radicals. Cell damage done by free radicals can in some instances lead to cancer. The antioxidants found in pomegranates have shown some positive results against breast cancer and prostate cancer. Recently the tests done concerning types of lung cancer have also shown some positive results.

C. Tests have also shown that eating pomegranates or drinking pomegranate juice on a regular basis can help to lower high blood pressure. Also the fruit has shown positive results towards lowering the amount of bad cholesterol in the blood. If these two points are correct then this will greatly increase your chances of having heart problems.

So whatever your view on the pomegranite is I don’t think that you can totally afford to ignore the fruit. The tests that have been done on the fruit are not conclusive but the results gotten so far look positive. Any food source with that amount of antioxidants has to be good for your health so why not add this fruit to your shopping list.

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