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What are the health benefits of pomegranates?

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asked Mar 20, 2016 in Health and Fitness by anonymous
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Pomegranates are growing in popularity around the globe due to its nutritional value and enormous health benefits. The fruit contains dietary fiber, vitamins B, C,K, potassium, iron, magnesium, zinc, and selenium. The fruit contains anti-viral, anti-inflammatory, and anti-tumor properties. Pomegranates are considered a great solution for anyone watching his/her weight since the low-calorie amount in it. Here are some of the important health benefits of pomegranates.

Pomegranates are good for the heart. It improves blood circulation and clears clogged arteries. The rich polyphenol content in the fruit reduces the growth of plaque formation in the arteries. The fruit is ideal to regulate blood pressure in people suffering from hypertension. Polyphenols, antioxidants, and vitamin C in the fruit help stimulate the production of nitric oxide which helps in keeping the blood flowing. The fruit also has cancer protection benefits as per the latest studies from the University of California. Israeli researchers have found that pomegranate juice can destroy breast cancer cells. The fruit also helps reduces the risk of Alzheimer’s Disease.


References

http://www.top10homeremedies.com/kitchen-ingredients/top-10-health-benefits-of-pomegranates.html
http://www.medicaldaily.com/pomegranate-health-benefits-fruit-helps-protect-against-plaque-hunger-and-certain-340020


answered Mar 20, 2016 by nilupa1973 (35,290 points)
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There are several health benefits associated with pomegranates.

 

First, they can help your heart [1]. Pomegranates have the potential to bring down your blood pressure, help your blood flow more smoothly, and cut back on the amount of plaque formation in the arteries.

 

Pomegranates also help you look younger [2]. They have a lot of antioxidants, and they score very high on Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity scale.

 

Finally, pomegranates may be able to give your immune system a boost, help out your liver, protect you from certain cancers, and help with allergies [2].

 

References:

 

[1] http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2014/05/10/pomegranates.aspx

 

[2] http://www.care2.com/greenliving/13-reasons-to-love-pomegranates.html

answered Mar 21, 2016 by Unckelli (50,310 points)

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