By Kate Ryna Daring, Zonnews, Zon Staff
Posted by Kaizen
Newest research has discovered that the extract of pomegranate is extremely helpful in cases of cardiovascular diseases, for it prevents the thickening of the coronary arteries due to fat accumulation, otherwise known as atherosclerosis.
It seems that pomegranate offers superb benefits for our health, as it also reduces inflammation and regulates high blood pressure. Furthermore, this fruit improves the blood flow in the cardiovascular system, and that is the reason why its consumption prevents heart diseases and heart attacks.
Pomegranate is an exceptional fruit, rich in powerful favorable components for out health, and thus it provides numerous benefits. Some of the most prominent are the following:
- Decrease bad LDL cholesterol levels
- Pomegranates have anti-inflammatory properties which can help in defeating inflammations
- They are rich in antioxidants and that is why they effectively prevent heart diseases
- Pomegranate is rich in vitamin C which helps in the fight against infections
- Regular consumption of pomegranates prevents breast cancer, lymphoma, prostate cancer, and diabetes.
- Pomegranate lowers the body fat, especially the most dangerous type of fat- visceral fat
- Pomegranate protects DNA
- It reduces plaque deposits in the arteries and prevents blood clots
- Pomegranate improves liver function
- Pomegranates protect the newborns. (Drinking pomegranate juice during pregnancy helps in protecting the baby’s brain, as shown in a study)
- Pomegranate is also beneficial for your teeth
Raw pomegranates are the best alternative, but you can also consume them in your salads or as a part of your desserts.
When purchasing your pomegranates, always pick the ones rich in color, without spots and cuts. The best ones are those large, smooth and firm.
Pomegranates should be kept on dry and cool places, and they will be eatable for a month. If kept in the fridge, they can last up to 2 months.
Pomegranate trees will make a nice addition to any landscape and is recommended to add this historic fruit to garden.
Posted by Isons Nursery on 24 October 2013