Pomegranate is extremely delicious red fruit which is a rich source of antioxidant, antiviral and antitumor properties. It is also abundant in vitamins A, C and E, folic acid, potassium, protein, antioxidants and fiber.
Regular consumption of pomegranate juice will help you lower oxidative stress which is the toxic effect that free radicals have on the human body.
Besides being excellent in the treatment of cardiovascular diseases, this fruit has many other health benefits as well and here are some of the most important ones:
Pomegranate Healthy Benefits
- Prevents Prostate and Breast Cancer
Both breast and prostate cancer can be prevented by the consumption of pomegranate juice on a daily basis due to its abundance of flavonoids which are considered as antioxidants. It also decreases the PSA (Prostate-specific antigen) levels, which are produced by prostate cells only.
- Treats Osteoarthritis and Atherosclerosis
The formation of enzymes can be prevented by drinking this juice and in that way they can’t break down the connective tissues in the body. Moreover, pomegranate can also help in treating issues caused by thickening and hardening of the arterial walls and in the joints and cartilage.
- Prevents Heart Issues
Regular consumption of pomegranate juice will promote healthy blood flow in the body. Moreover, it decreases the levels of bad cholesterol due to its antioxidant properties, thus preventing clot formation in the arteries.
- Treats Digestion Issues
Cholera and dysentery can be also treated with pomegranate juice, but if you drink it as a pomegranate leaf tea, it will help you in alleviating upset stomach or diarrhea caused by any digestive problems.
- Reduce Dental Plaque
Pomegranate juice is an excellent solution against plaque formation on the teeth as well as for the prevention of many oral infections, and it’s all due to its antibacterial and antiviral properties.
- Reduce Anemia Symptoms
Pomegranate contains high levels of iron and its consumption can reduce the symptoms of anemia, hearing loss, exhaustion, weakness and dizziness.
- Promote Healthy Skin
Pomegranate can also help in skin cell regeneration as it contains anti-aging properties. Your skin will look healthier and stronger due to the vitamin C in them which promotes the formation of collagen. Furthermore, pomegranate will nourish the skin and impede the free radicals to damage the skin due to its high levels of antioxidants.
How to Make Pomegranate Juice?
It is very simple to prepare, all you have to do is to put some pomegranate seeds in a blender and blend them for several seconds. After that, strain the mixture into a container using a mesh strainer. In order to get pomegranate juice as much as possible, you should use the back of a spoon to press the seeds. Drink the juice immediately, or store in the fridge to cool off if you prefer so.