This tasty, seedy, red colored fruit, has large benefits crucial to our health. It is rich in vitamins and antioxidants. One glass of pomegranate juice daily helps in improving of heart’s health, protecting from certain kinds of cancer, even helping with erectile dysfunction.
Pomegranate is rich in antioxidants that help the body detox. It has large influence of the heart’s function and health overall. It keeps blood vessels flexible, prevents their inflammation and plaque depositing, prevents cardiovascular diseases, lowers cancer risk and improves insulin secretion without changing fasting blood glucose. It is also as treatment for tapeworm and other parasites.
According to scientific research, pomegranate has a property to cause a process named apoptosis where it comes to self-destructing of cancer cells. Except the benefit of pomegranate juice for lowering of inflammation, the root of pomegranate acts beneficially against many chronic diseases.
Some people use pomegranate for sore throat, flu, to treat hemorrhoids, swelling of the lining of the mouth (stomatitis), diabetes, gum disease, bleeding, acidosis and HIV disease. It is also used against obesity and weight loss.
Benefits of Pomegranate Juice for Men
In the many research conducted for men’s erectile dysfunction, the result gained is that it happens because of the close connection it has with free radicals in the body. Knowing that pomegranate juice is filled with antioxidants and free radicals, it is important we mention that this beverage is the key for solving of this dysfunction. One glass of pomegranate juice daily can lower the risk of prostate cancer.
Benefits of Pomegranate Juice for Women
This beverage is good for women’s health, especially pregnant. It contains folic acid the main component vital for healthy development of the baby because it enables good blood flow. It also contains high potassium amount that prevents stiffening of the legs – often appearing in pregnant women. Pomegranate juice also prevents the growth of estrogen-responsive breast cancer cells.
Pomegranate Juice Recipe
You can prepare freshly squeezed pomegranate juice quick and easy in your kitchen. The only problem is that with one pomegranate you get very little amount of juice, though it is ideal source of vitamins and nutrients.
Here we suggest one Pomegranate Juice Recipe:
- 1 cup fresh Pomegranate seeds
- 2 teaspoons Fresh Lemon Juice
- 1 bag of Stevia (sugar substitute)
- 1/4 teaspoon Black Salt
- 1 pinch Black pepper powder
- 1½ cups Water
- 4 Ice Cubes
- Mill 1 pomegranate seeds and ½ cup water in a mixer for 10 seconds;
- Take a small glass bowl and pour the pulp through a sieve, while pressing it with a spoon so you will squeeze the pulp juice;
- Add a glass of water, fresh lemon juice, stevia and black salt. Mix well so the ingredients merge.
- Add Black pepper powder if you wish more pronounced taste and aroma;
- Add two cubes of ice in the glass for a better freshening effect.
Tips and Variations:
Don’t dispose of the remaining pomegranate pulp and seeds. Not only they are rich with dietary fibers but mixed with salt and stevia give a nice and tasty meal.
Taste: If you wish for a different taste of the natural pomegranate taste add black salt and black pepper.
Serving Ideas: This recipe can be a good idea to begin the day with or as refreshment after hard training in the gym.
Note: A limited intake amount of pomegranate juice is recommended for kids and newborns.
You can find more info about pomegranate benefits, interactions with medications, effectiveness and safety on Medline Plus.