Pomegranate Origin: West Asia (Iran), Eastern Mediterranean, and its season goes from October through January. But when buying pomegranate juice look for 100% juice with no sugar, no high fructose, corn syrup or other fillers.
– Better blood flow:
Pomegranate has shown to decrease the amount of plaque in the arteries, which leads to a smooth blood flow and reduction of heart diseases.
It is also known to increase HDL (the good cholesterol), and to lower LDL (the bad one which causes heart attacks)
– Powerful antioxidants:
Pomegranates contain 2 powerful antioxidants, polypenols and tannins, that fix any damage in your body cells. These damage often lead to diseases such as stroke and Alzheimer’s. These antioxidants also reduce your chance to catch any type of cancer, especially leukemia, breast cancer, and prostate cancer!
If you are over 50 it is highly advised that you drink at least one ounce of pomegranate juice a day to prevent all the negative effects discussed above
– Perfect for diabetic people:
Pomegranate natural sugars are very safe for diabetics! And this is because the fruit is considered a low- glycemic index food, that means it doesn’t rise blood sugar levels so quickly. And so does its juice!
– Pomegranate may help in the area of hot flashes during menopause by because of its fresh taste!
– Pomegranate is an excellent source of fiber (prevents constipation), folic acid (essential for all pregnant or willing to get pregnant women), and potassium (decrease high blood pressure)
As I told you before, I find difficulties in chewing pomegranate, that’s why I prefer to use these amazing little seeds, as a topping on food I love, such as yogurt, salads and moutabbal 😀
If you are on any medication, consult your doctor before consuming pomegranate juice regularly (juice is the more concentrated source). There is some possibility that the juice may affect the effect of some prescribed medications. (especially high blood pressure medications).
One medium pomegranate has 105 calories and about 25 grams of sugar…