Recent studies suggest that the most common health ailments such as hypertension can be managed by pomegranate juice. Besides being an anti-hypertensive, it also acts as an effective anti-cancer agent. Pomegranate juice combats breast cancer; the fruit extract also helps in treating lung cancer.
The anti-inflammatory properties of pomegranate make it, the best fruit for those patients suffering from osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
Nutritional values in a 100gm edible portion of pomegranate • Calcium- 10 mg • Iron- 0.3 mg • Magnesium- 12 mg • Phosphorus- 36 mg • Potassium- 236 mg • Sodium- 3mg • Fiber- 4 g • Carbohydrates- 18.7 g • Protein- 1.67 g
Health Benefits • Skin- Studies reported that pomegranate juice, extract, and oil is used in dermal products to help treat photoaging and skin cancer. • Dental- Dried and powdered pomegranate peel is used in the treatment of C.albicans infections. • Healing- pomegranate fruit extract and flowers are used for reducing the inflammation in the wounded area. It also helps in faster healing of the affected area. • Cures anemia- pomegranate has high amounts of iron. It helps in improving the haemoglobin levels in the anemic patients.
Beauty Benefits • Regenerating skin cells- Pomegranate helps in regenerating skin cells, tissue repair and encourages blood circulation to the skin. • Softening the skin- Pomegranates has the potential in preventing hyperpigmentation, wrinkles, fine spots and blemishes on the skin. Consuming pomegranate on a regular basis helps you enjoy the health benefits from it.