Health & Lifestyle

From releasing stress to boosting memory, here are 6 benefits of pomegranate

Deepak Maurya
Deepak Maurya
Pomegranate
Pomegranate

Pomegranate –A fruit that not only lures you with its bright color and unique shape but also has several health benefits. Rich in antioxidants, vitamins A, C and E, pomegranate is a nutrient-dense fruit that you consume regularly without a doubt. Consuming this fruit can really boost your health.

Here are few benefits of consuming it.

  • Strengthen your bones: Pomegranate is the fruit that naturally boost your bones health. The fruit helps to prevent loss of bone density, because of its high content of flavonoids. These flavonoids fight any inflammation in the body, which otherwise leads to problems like cartilage damage and osteoarthritis. Moreover, a study published in the Journal of Nutrition suggests that pomegranate extract can block enzymes which are responsible for the damage in joints amongst people with osteoarthritis.

  • Releases stress: Pomegranate rescued oxidative stress from the body which further helps in reducing Phycological stress. A study conducted by the Queen Margaret University found that people who consumed pomegranate juice regularly had lower levels of cortisol hormones in their body. 

  • Boosts Immunity: Pomegranate is rich in antioxidants and vitamin C, which make it a great immune-boosting food. The vitamin C helps to boost antibodies, which in turn, helps your body to fight the disease-causing germs.

  • Aids in Digestion: Pomegranate is a great source of fiber, and we all know the importance of fiber for a healthy digestive system.

  • Improves Memory: In a study published in the journal Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, it was found that only about two grams of pomegranate extract can prevent deficit in memory. In another study, they also found that consuming about 250 ml of pomegranate juice can improve visual and verbal memory power.

  • Keeps the Heart healthyPomegranate has proven to lower blood pressure. A study published in the journal Phototherapy Research made the participants consume about 150 ml of pomegranate juice daily for a span of two weeks. After two weeks, they recorded a significant reduction in their blood pressure. And as you know hypertension is one of the leading causes of heart strokes. So, consume pomegranate regularly to boost your heart health.

So, after knowing all these benefits of such delicious fruit, I hope now this fruit will definitely attract you towards itself. Habit of regular intake of pomegranate juice will keep you healthy and fit always.

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