Health Benefits of Pomegranate Seeds
The name for this fruit, ‘Pomegranate’ is derived from Latin which literally translates to meaning means seeded apple! Pomegranate is called a seeded apple due to the hundreds of small seeds found inside the red covering. When you cut a pomegranate in half, it is as if opening a small cave of rubies. The seeds of the spectacular pomegranate are small and appear jewel-like. The pomegranate seeds are of a brilliant red to maroon hue that looks glassy. Another name for these seeds is Arils. These arils or seeds contain a white tiny pit inside them which is also edible. Inside a pomegranate there are about 600 of these beautiful seeds. Apart from looking beautiful, adding brilliant color to food or salads and from tasting divine, you will also find that these seeds are generous when it comes to improving health. Filled with Vitamins, Minerals, Fiber, Antioxidants, and photochemical and is low in calories.
We all go through what becomes a short lived phase when we make an oath to lose weight, and so we set out to do just that, but several weeks or months down the line, our enthusiasm for weight loss, dims down. This becomes an inevitable cycle and therefore takes a toll on us mentally, often leaving an individual frustrated and mentally exhausted! however if you try changing your diet plan, into only consuming healthy foods which involve lots and lots of fruits and vegetables, like our pomegranate seeds then you will find that this fruit helps in managing weight! Containing about only 83 calories per 100 g of serving. Therefore, now you need to start making a new oath, promising that you will try consuming 5 portions of fruits and vegetables a day, including pomegranate seeds.
Helps Keep Cancer at Bay
Pomegranate seeds are also helpful in preventing several types of cancer. These seeds are exceptionally rich in a phytochemical called polyphenol which helps fight against diseases. These Polyphenols include Quercetin, Tannins, and Anthocyanins. These offer both anti-cancer protection and protection from heart diseases. All of these help provide anti-inflammatory properties, antimicrobial properties and even antiviral properties. Whereas the rest of these Polyphenols help encourage survival of the cells, encourage the death of cancer cells and even inhibit the growth of tumors.
Abundance in Vitamin C and K
Vitamin C and K are both important and essential nutrients needed by the body. Vitamin C helps prevent flu’s and colds due to its antiviral properties and helps promote the health of our gums, healing of wounds and helps in the production of collagen and elastin, essential for preventing wrinkles and premature aging. Vitamin K, on the other hand, is needed for proper blood clotting, strong bones and teeth! Both of these nutrients are found abundantly in pomegranate seeds providing you with 17% of the daily recommended value for Vitamin C and more than 16 mcg of Vitamin K.