Pomegranates, called as ANAAR in Hindi are considered as the “Fruits of Paradise”. Pomegranates and its juice contains many important nutrients that offer incredible benefits to our health. They are an antioxidant rich fruits that can help prevent joint pain in arthritis and safeguard your health from various preventative ailments. Here are top 10 health benefits of pomegranates
Pomegranates due to their anti-inflammatory effects have a potential to reduce inflammation, one of the leading drivers of many diseases such as heart disease, cancer, type 2 Diabetes and even obesity.
2. Lower Blood Pressure
Regular intake of pomegranate juice lowers blood pressure.Studies have shown that due to high content of antioxidants in pomegranates, pomegranates juice can be highly effective in lowering both high blood pressure and cholesterol, especially in hypertensive and diabetic patients.
3. Prevent Heart Disease
Pomegranates prevent heart disease. Several studies have shown that drinking half a glass of pomegranate juice can boost heart health and protects against heart attacks. It also helps in preventing damage to arterial wall and improve blood flow to our heart. Pomegranate juice also helps in reducing bad cholesterol as well( LDL cholesterol).
4. Anti-bacterial and anti-fungal effects
Pomegranate antibacterial and anti-fungal properties helps in fighting against infections and inflammation in mouths and also useful against common diseases of the gums. Research indicates that pomegranates and their extracts may serve as natural alternative to conventional drugs for oral infections.
5. Help in fighting against Arthritis
Studies have shown that pomegranate extract may be beneficial against several forms of arthritis. It blocks enzymes that damages joints and causes pain and inflammation. Being an excellent source of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory agents, pomegranates is a great natural weapon against rheumatoid arthritis.
6. Increase Appetite
Pomegranates increase appetite Children that do not have a strong appetite can drink a glass of pomegranate juice to get an appetite stimulant. Besides pomegranates, there are many natural appetite stimulants.
7. Beneficial during Pregnancy
Pomegranate juice is high in niacin, folic acid, potassium, calcium, vitamin C, iron and fiber that help to maintain a pregnant woman’s health. Consuming pomegranate juice during pregnancy has also been found to reduce cramps and sleep difficulties that often appear during pregnancy.
8. Eliminate Free Radicals
The high levels of antioxidants in pomegranates help to minimize the effects of free radicals and remove free radicals from the body. Free radicals are responsible for the onset of various chronic diseases and aging related health issues.
9. Cure Anemia
10. Help Lose Weight
People are finding that pomegranates have a natural property that provides you with additional energy and cleanse the body, making it easier to lose weight.