What are the Properties of Pomegranate
Pomegranate is the fruit of the pomegranate tree, a very common tree in the Mediterranean area but not known to all. It is an autumn fruit and provides numerous advantages for the body and the human health and is also used in beauty treatments. There are many benefits of this fruit, which is why we explain on OneHowTo what the properties of pomegranate are.
One of the main and best known properties of pomegranate is the fact that it is a source of antioxidants. This helps reduce cellular aging diseases or even some other like cancer, thanks to the fact that helps fight free radicals.
There are studies that have shown that pomegranate can slow down the production of cancer cells and even induce apoptosis, which is the death of cancer cells. Further studies are trying to prove whether pomegranate is good for breast cancer cells. Although there are no final results and further research is needed, they seem to inhibit reproduction of breast cancer cells.
Also, it is a fruit that is very low in calories and low in carbohydrates, which can be consumed by anyone, even dieters and diabetics.
Furthermore, pomegranate prevents fluid retention, flatulence and helps fight hypertension. And that is due to its diuretic properties which come from its significant potassium contribution.
As for the vitamins that pomegranates provide, we highlight vitamin C and E, which stand out as antioxidants and healers as well as helping maintain high defences and keep our immune system from becoming weakened.
Pomegranate contains tannins that are beneficial to treat diarrhoea especially if you make infusions from the peel. And although it may seem counterintuitive, pomegranate is also able to act as a laxative and fight constipation because it contains fibre.
To incorporate this fruit in your diet, you should know how to peel pomegranate, as you can't eat one by biting it. To do so:
- Cut the pomegranate in half starting at the tip of the fruit (vertically, not horizontally)
- Put a bowl under the pomegranate and beat the peel of the pomegranate with a wooden spoon.
- The seeds will fall in the bowl then. Be careful if the fruit is really ripe, as the juice might splash your shirt.
Similarly, you can make a pomegranate juice or simply buy one at the grocery store. When buying pomegranate juice, make sure to look at the ingredients to check that there is a large amount of pomegranate juice and little or no sugar added. Many juices advertise themselves as pomegranate juice but only contain as little as 5% pomegranate juice.
This article is merely informative, oneHOWTO does not have the authority to prescribe any medical treatments or create a diagnosis. We invite you to visit your doctor if you have any type of condition or pain.
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