Did you know? Pomegranates are linked to reduced blood pressure, and improved lipid profile. Pomegranates are one of the few fruits whose juice is just as beneficial as its fruit or seeds. That's because the peel, which you don't eat, contains the most antioxidants, and they are released in abundance when the fruit is squeezed for juicing. These days, researchers are discovering the truth beyond the myths surrounding the pomegranate's powers, proving why this exotic fruit has claimed such a fabled place in cultures throughout the ages. History and legend tells us, this unusual fruit is featured in mythology and tradition as a symbol of good tidings. That's why traditional Greeks still break open a pomegranate at wedding celebrations, and the Chinese eat candied pomegranate seeds for good luck. Persians believe Eve actually ate a pomegranate she plucked from a small tree in the Garden of Eden, not an apple. Ancient Egyptians buried their dead with pomegranates because they believed it offered eternal life. The pomegranate has been mentioned in many ancient texts, notably the Quran, Homeric Hymns and the Book of Exodus, and is enjoyed by many cultures. Pomegranates are native to Iran, from there they spread on the trade routs to Asian areas such as the Himalayas in Northern India. Today, it is widely cultivated throughout the whole middle east, and parts of southeast Asia, the Mediterranean and tropical Africa. They were introduced into Latin America by Spanish settlers in 1769, pomegranate is also cultivated in parts of California and Arizona.
The pomegranate drinkers were less likely to be hospitalized due to infections. The study authors say their findings suggest that drinking a controlled amount of pomegranate juice with a safe and monitored content of potassium may help reduce the complications that often occur in dialysis patients. One study which stuck out to me was done at UCLA that showed pomegranate juice having the higher antioxidant capacity when compared to red wine, tea and other commercial juices. Researchd also at the TI Institute of Technology confirmed that pomegranates contain a higher amount of flavonoids (a type of antioxidant) than those found in grapes. Pomegranate juice is a good source of Vitamin C, Pantothenic Acid (Vitamin B5), Folate, Potassium and Vitamin K.
Other health benefits of pomegranate juice include it's anti-inflammatory properties, antibacterial, antiviral benefits, and the ability to control diabetes. Antioxidants also buffer the effects of free radical damage to your cells caused by oxidation. Free radicals are produced by functions within the body and elements outside the body, such as radiation from the sun. Since you can't stop free radical occurrence, and oxidation, it's important to consume foods that help neutralize their damage. To get the most out of an organic, pomegranate, eat the seeds while they're at their freshest and juiciest, and at the peak of their medicinal powers. Some people suck the juice out and spit out the seed. It's a personal choice but it's better for you to eat the entire seed. Most of the beneficial fiber actually comes from the seed. Organic pomegranate seeds have a delicious, pleasant, slightly acidic flavor that has all the sweetness of cranberries without the tartness. Trust me. I suggest sprinkling the seeds on a green salad or a fruit salad for a surprising taste sensation. You can add them to any recipe that calls for fruit or seeds, too. Pomegranate juice is available in many supermarkets so be sure to read the label to make sure you're getting a quality product. Make sure it's 100% pom juice, organic, and not from concentrate if possible. Also make sure that no sugars are added. Another thing to look for is there should be a little bit of this thick, cloudy stuff at the bottom of the container. That's a good thing, so just shake it up and you’ll be good to go. Eating pomegranates might interfere with certain medications. Be sure to ask your doctor or pharmacist about any drug interactions, if that’s a concern for you. Good Luck...
Not the healthiest way to get your Pomegranate, all the same I've had a Jose Cuervo Pomegranate Margarita recently and it was tasty! New, and pre-mixed with 1800 !! Drink Responsibly...
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