Whether you eat it fresh or drink its juice, pomegranate is a super-food that can improve your overall health. This fruit is rich in vitamins C, E, and K. Also, it is packed with fiber, potassium, folate, niacin and contains high level of antioxidants. This is the reason why doctors commonly recommend eating pomegranate daily. 


Find out here 4 most convincing health reasons why you must include a pomegranate in your daily diet. 


Prevents heart disease

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High content of antioxidants in pomegranate helps in lowering LDL (bad) cholesterol while preventing the buildup of plaque in arteries. It also aids in decreasing the blood pressure. 


Helps to fight away arthritis

pomegranate on a broken branch

Daily consumption of a pomegranate has been found to increase the polyphenol antioxidants in our body, which is proven to reduce inflammation and joint pain


Improves digestion

pomegranate in hands of a woman

To keep your digestive system healthy, you need to include fiber-rich sources in your diet. Drinking pomegranate juice, or having it as a whole fruit, every day is a good way to add fiber to your daily diet. 


Obstruct growth of cancer cells

pomegranate in hands of a man with thumbs up

Eating a pomegranate or drinking its juice may help prevent or slow the growth of some types of cancer such as  breast cancer, lung cancer, and prostate cancer. The deep red juice of pomegranate contains a group of phytochemicals - polyphenols, isoflavones, and ellagic acid - all of which are believed to make up a potent anti-cancer combo. 

 

Besides the ones mentioned above, daily consumption of pomegranate also helps in preventing other health conditions such as erectile dysfunction, dental plaque, and diarrhea. Its antibacterial and antiviral properties make this fruit one of the most recommended super foods that we all must include in our daily diet.


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Priya Singh

Priya Singh is a professional writer and editor with 13 years of experience in writing/editing health and lifestyle content for diverse verticals such as magazine, newspaper, and digital media.

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  • Farojdeo Hemraj
    Very informative Can someone with kidney problem take pomegranate juice?

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