Packed with powerful antioxidants and incredible taste, the nutrient-rich pomegranates benefits our health and skin in myriad ways. It is one of the few fruits whose juice is as healthy and beneficial as the fruit itself.
Studies show that eating the fruit and/or drinking the pomegranate juice can help ward off a number of chronic ailments including cancer, heart and liver inflammation, diabetes, and Alzheimer’s. It is great for your sex life too, as it acts as a natural aphrodisiac!
Here we have compiled ample of healthy reasons and nutrition-packed pomegranate juice/smoothie recipes to make this ruby-red super-fruit a part of your daily diet.
Pomegranate juice taken daily is good for heart and beneficial for people suffering from low Blood Pressure and Asthma. The juice is rich in antioxidants, prevents atherosclerosis, and can keep bad cholesterol (LDL) from oxidizing. Another benefit is that the juice increases memory power and also delays ageing.
According to Ayurveda, pomegranates increase Shukra Dhatu (semen). Pomegranate peels boiled in water can clear dirt and acne. It also slows down aging and gives glowing skin. It prevents indigestion, bloating, constipation and reduces chances of strokes in diabetics.
Dubbed as a “miracle fruit” by some fans, pomegranate has earned its popularity because it is thought to perhaps help maintain the body’s natural defenses against Alzheimer’s disease, assorted cancers, coronary and heart diseases, arthritis and many ailments an aging man experiences.
As the number of people with diabetes is on alarming increase, researchers are looking for natural ways to both prevent and treat the disease. One thing they have found to be effective is – pomegranates. Pomegranates work by inhibiting the oxidative stress caused by diabetes. This antioxidant-rich fruit can regulate blood sugar and reduce the levels of LDL cholesterol in the body.
Pomegranate is loaded with antioxidants, which are naturally occurring substances in plants that protect from the effects of free radicals. Acne prone oily skin can be benefited by pomegranate. It also contains healing properties that can soothe inflamed, irritated skin. Also contains omega 5 fatty acids that helps hydrate skin and prevent further moisture loss.
Pomegranate has anti-atherogenic effect on the heart that fights hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis), prevents the buildup of plaque in the arteries, keeping the arteries flexible and decreasing the inflammation in the lining of the blood vessels. Pomegranate juice not only protects the liver, but helps in the rebuilding process in case of damage due to alcohol or substance abuse.
Pomegranate juice can protect against the formation of fatty deposits within the walls of arteries. When your arteries get clogged, there is a reduction in oxygen circulation and blood flow. Consumption of pomegranate reduces oxidative stress and inflammation in the vessel walls, which protects the vessels against the formation of ominous plaque.
Pomegranate juice benefits include an array of vitamins and antioxidants, increased heart health, protection against certain cancers, and it may even help with erectile dysfunction!
Here are three juice recipes that use pomegranate. Berry Happy: This juice is super healthy because it combines flavonoid-rich berries with pomegranate. Red and Fruity: This juice is great for finicky kids, and takes advantage of the red pigments in berries, cherries, and pomegranate to cover up the beet taste. Pommy Blue Juice: This refreshing purple juice of pomegranates with blueberries is as beautiful as it is healthy.
Mix together 6 oz. pomegranate juice with the juice of 1/2 red grapefruit in a blender. To this, add a cup and a half of yogurt, 1/4 cup chopped kale, and 2 sage leaves. Blend them well to get a great fruity, nutrition-packed smoothie. The sweet tart taste of the pomegranate juice ensures that there’s no need to add extra sugar. Start your day off with this double dose of awesomeness.
This smoothie is so simple, in fact there is no recipe to this. Blend away in Vitamix. The seeds are crushed amazingly good and you do not taste any fiber…just wholesome goodness!!