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Health benefits of Pomegranate

Pomegranate is one of the healthiest fruit on the earth.the health benefits of pomegranate are incredible and what makes them special is that apart from being healthy and delicious too.

Pomegranate has anti-oxidant, anti-viral and anti-tumor properties and is said to be a good source of vitamins, specially vitamin A, vitamin C, and vitamin E, as well as folic acid. This miraculous fruit consists three times as various antioxidants as both wine or green tea. Consuming pomegranate also lowers the risk of all sorts of diseases. Following are the benefits of pomegranate:

1. Protects us from free radicals

Pomegranate is rich in anti-oxidants and thus protects our body from free radicals, which are responsible for premature ageing. Free radicals are formed by exposure to sun and due to harmful toxins in the environment.

2. It thins your blood

Antioxidants present in pomegranate act as a 'thinner for your blood'. The seeds of pomegranate avert your blood platelets from forming clots and coagulating.

There are two types of blood clots, first is the good one which speeds the recovery during a cut or an injury and second is when there is any internal clot, like in heart, arteries or anywhere else inside the body. These type of clots are not good and can be fatal.

3. Prevention of atherosclerosis

With increasing age and the way of life we live, the walls of our arteries become harder due to cholesterol, resulting in blockages sometimes. The anti-oxidant property of pomegranate prevents dreadful cholesterol from oxidizing. So,eating pomegranates removes the excess fat and prevents the hardening of artery walls.

4. It acts like an oxygen mask

It helps to pump the level of oxygen in our blood. Due to anti-oxidants present in pomegranate, it fights free radicals, reduces cholesterol and prevents blood clot. All this eventually helps blood to flow freely and thus improve the level of oxygen in your body.

5. It prevents arthritis

Pomegranate can reduce the damage of the cartilage by fighting the enzyme that does so. Pomegranate also has the ability to reduce inflammation.

6.Fights heart disease and prostate cancer

Two studies claim that pomegranate juice has the ability to fight prostate cancer. An experiment showed that pomegranate juice slowed the growth and even killed cultured cancer cells. And as we have already mentioned in the second point, pomegranate juice thins the blood and thus improves its condition which in turn prevents cardiovascular diseases.

7. It improves memory

A study was conducted where people who had a problem with their memory were given 237ml of pomegranate juice every day. After a certain period of time, a lot of improvement was seen in their verbal and visual memory. In fact, another experiment done on mice shows that pomegranate consumption can also prevent Alzheimer's. But the experiment is yet to be done on humans.

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