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Posted on: 12-09-14
Health benefits of Pomegranate

Pomegranate is a fruit which consists of rich nutrients is otherwise called as ‘Anaar’ in Hindi. The fruit initially originated in the areas of Northern India , Pakistan, Iran and Afghanistan, though it also grows in Peninsular Malaysia, Southeast Asia, California, Armenia, tropical Africa and others. The fruit has got a very thick leathery kind of texture from outside that may be found in dark reddish-maroon,orange-yellow color.

The inner edible portion of the fruit consists of juicy seeds.

Benefits of Pomegranate are:
(1) Pomegranates are often appreciated because they are filled with more antioxidants like punicalagin than other superfoods like acai berry juice or green tea.

(2) Pomegranates are also high in vitamin C, with 100 ml containing 16 percent of a person’s daily requirement.

(3) It also contains high amounts of vitamin K that helps to support bone health and vitamin B5 that helps the body metabolize, protein, carbohydrates and fats.

(4) Pomegranates are filled with manganese which caters bone strength and structures during the metabolic process and potassium that helps to maintain cellular functions and balance fluid levels.

(5) The fruit is also high in phosphorus, magnesium, calcium, zinc and iron. There is very little fat in a pomegranate and it does not contain cholesterol.

(6) Slow Aging. Pomegranates can help to prevent hyperpigmentation, age spots, fine lines and wrinkles that are often caused by sun damage.

(7) Pomegranates are often added to skin care products because they have a molecular structure that can penetrate deep layers of most skin types to provide additional moisture.

(7) Potent antioxidant compounds found in pomegranates have shown to reduce platelet aggregation and naturally lower blood pressure, factors that prevent both heart attacks and strokes

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