Pomegranate seeds provide incredible benefits and health properties. Find out what its most important qualities are and how to consume them to enjoy them.
The pomegranate is a delicious fruit consisting of the fleshy fruit of the pomegranate, a tree that grows both in tropical and subtropical areas, with a hard bark of brown and red colors, and a globose shape somewhat larger than that of an Apple. We can enjoy it especially during the autumn months, being in fact considered a characteristic fruit of this time.
Regarding the most important benefits that the pomegranate provides, we find that from a nutritional point of view it is very rich in vitamins (mainly vitamin C and B2) and minerals (such as potassium, manganese, iron and calcium), in addition to providing an interesting amount of carbohydrates and antioxidants (such as beta carotenes).
It is a very powerful fruit as well as refreshing, inside which we find some wonderful seeds that, in short, are the ones that provide their incredible benefits and both nutritional, curative and medicinal properties.
Properties of pomegranate seeds
Great antioxidant power
The seeds of the pomegranate are extremely rich in antioxidants, which means that it is an ideal fruit to provide our body with the antioxidant nutrients it needs to prevent and reduce the negative effects of free radicals.
Therefore, it is a fruit that helps prevent and reduce the aging process, and is an interesting natural option when it comes to providing antioxidants to our body. In fact, did you know that it provides three times more antioxidants than wine or green tea?
They help reduce blood pressure
Due to its antioxidant content, pomegranate seeds are very useful in case of arterial hypertension, since they naturally improve blood circulation, being suitable for reducing high blood pressure.
Therefore, consuming pomegranate seeds regularly is an interesting natural remedy when it comes to preventing heart disease, as well as being useful for maintaining optimal cardiovascular health.
Useful for cleaning the arteries
Thanks to its antioxidant content, pomegranate seeds are suitable for cleaning arteries and maintaining good cardiovascular health.
For this reason, they are especially recommended when there are high levels of cholesterol or triglycerides, because they help to reduce them naturally.
An excellent kidney cleanser
Whether you need to purify the kidneys or if you simply need to treat or reduce fluid retention, pomegranate seeds help the elimination of both water and salts through the kidneys, thanks above all to its high potassium content. As you surely know, this mineral helps to maintain the proper hydro saline balance in our body.
Pomegranate seeds are a wonderful diuretic, being useful to help our body to purify itself naturally and to eliminate accumulated toxins.
Wonderful natural Viagra
Some scientific studies have been able to confirm the effects of pomegranate seeds as a powerful aphrodisiac, with effects similar to those produced by Viagra.
In one of these studies, a group of volunteers aged 21 to 64 consumed a glass of pomegranate seed juice every day for two weeks. The researchers found that regular and daily consumption of this juice increased testosterone levels by up to 30%, increasing sexual desire. Interestingly, this aphrodisiac quality was observed in both men and women.
How to eat pomegranate seeds:
There are different useful options when eating pomegranate, as a way to enjoy the different benefits that pomegranate seeds provide. The most useful and interesting are the following:
- Consumed fresh and whole: it is enough to wash the pomegranate, cut it in half and hit the part of the shell with the help of a spoon to loosen the seeds little by little. Then just add them to a bowl or bowl and eat them with a spoon.
- Pomegranate seed juice : following the same steps that we have followed previously to extract the seeds, then we must add them to the blender glass and liquefy them a little, but not too much since if we squeeze the seeds too much the juice will have a slightly acidic taste and unpleasant. If so, we can sweeten it with honey, brown cane sugar or stevia.