Sunday, July 9, 2017

Reduces risk of cancer, heart diseases… Five health benefits of pomegranate

Pomegranate, or punica granatum, is a shrub that produces a red fruit.
      Categorised as a berry, pomegranates have antioxidant, antiviral and anti-tumor properties and are said to be a good source of vitamins, especially vitamin A, vitamin C, and vitamin E, as well as folic acid.
This amazing fruit consists of three times as much antioxidants as both wine or green tea.

Here are five reasons the delicious fruit is good for your health.

Treats stomach disorders
Pomegranate peel, bark and leaves are used to calm disorders of the stomach and diarrhoea. Drinking tea made from the leaves also helps in curing digestive problems. Pomegranate juice is also used for handling problems like dysentery and cholera.

Reduces risk of cancer
The high level of antioxidant, flavonoids, present in the fruit makes it effective in counteracting various cancer radials, particularly breast and prostate cancers.
Pomegranates can reduce the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels in the body and aid in the fight against existing cancer cells in the body.

Dental care
One of the best benefits of pomegranates is that its juice, along with its antibacterial and antiviral properties, helps to reduce the effects of dental plaque and protects against various oral diseases.

Pomegranate supplies iron to the blood, thus helping to reduce symptoms of anemia, including exhaustion, dizziness, weakness, and hearing loss.

Reduces risk of heart diseases, diabetes
For diabetic patients, drinking pomegranate juice can reduce the risk of various coronary diseases. Along with this, there is a reduction in the hardening of the arteries, which can inhibit the development of various heart diseases.
Punicic acid, the main fatty acid in pomegranate, may help protect against several steps in the heart disease process.

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