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Benefits of adding pomegranate to diet.

The secret to the energetic day lies in the glass of fresh juice squeezed from the natural ingredients found in the garden. 

We are aware of the health benefits of various green vegetables and other green ingredients. However, we cannot ignore the contribution of fruits towards maintaining a happy lifestyle. According to nutritionists, all fruits and vegetables provide us with essential nutrients for the smooth functioning of our bodies. In this article, we will highlight the health benefits of pomegranate in our diet.

Pomegranates get listed among the healthiest fruits available to us. This is because about 100 phytochemicals are present in a glass of pomegranate juice. Therefore, it gets accepted as medicine to treat several diseases.

Pomegranate is a rich source of antioxidants. The pomegranate seeds get their vibrant red colour from polyphenols, which are powerful antioxidants. These antioxidants help to remove free radicals, reduce inflammation and provide protection against cell damage. As per the research conducted by experts, the antioxidant content in a pomegranate is three times higher than most sources.

Pomegranate can prevent cancer. According to a recent study, researchers found that pomegranate could stop the growth of prostate cancer cells. Similarly, adding pomegranate juice to the diet can reduce the risk of cancer and prevent it too.

Pomegranate juice improves digestion. Experts suggest that pomegranate juices reduce inflammation in the gut. As a result, it is beneficial to prevent ulcers, Crohn’s disease and other related diseases. However, doctors recommend avoiding taking pomegranate in case of diarrhoea as it might worsen the condition.

Pomegranate is a heart-friendly fruit. It can protect the arteries by improving blood flow and preventing arteries from thickening and becoming stiff. Also, it reduces plaque growth, and cholesterol builds up in the arteries. However, doctors recommend avoiding pomegranate if someone is taking blood pressure and cholesterol medicines regularly.

Pomegranate has antiviral properties. It is the source of several vitamins, such as Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, potassium and folate. As a result, it protects against illness and infections. According to study reports, pomegranate shows antibacterial and antiviral during lab tests. Therefore, it gets studied for its effects on common viruses and infections.

Pomegranate improves sports performances. After beet juice or tart cherry juice, pomegranate juice is the new performance enhancer in the market. It helps to reduce soreness, decreases oxidative damage and improves strength recovery in every sportsperson.

These are a few of the benefits achieved from drinking pomegranate juice daily.

Orna Ghosh

Orna is an engineer from Northeast with a keen interest in creative writing. Mysterious facts and thriller stories creates a buzz in her. Living in the city but her heart always belong to the hills, after all Winter is Coming. Let's cosy up and grab a cup of Coffee with some new stories to read.
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