This is a favor you actually owe to yourself! Not just because it tastes so good but also because of the tremendous benefits that these 2 (in season) fruits offer to your body!
Pomegranates are among the healthiest fruits on earth. They contain a range of beneficial plant compounds, unrivaled by other foods. Many studies have shown that they have incredible benefits for your body, and may lower the risk of all sorts of diseases. They are rich in fiber, vitamins, minerals and bioactive plant compounds. Pomegranate Has Impressive Anti-Inflammatory Effects
Chronic inflammation is among the leading drivers of many killer diseases. This includes heart disease, cancer, type 2 diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease and even obesity. Pomegranate has potent anti-inflammatory properties, which are largely mediated by the antioxidant properties of the punicalagins. Pomegranate May Help Fight Prostate Cancer. Prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer in men.
Laboratory studies have shown that pomegranate extract can slow down cancer cell reproduction, and even induce apoptosis (cell death) in cancer cells (8, 9). The PSA (prostate specific antigen) is a blood marker for prostate cancer.
Pomegranate May Also be Useful Against Breast Cancer. Pomegranate extract has been shown to inhibit reproduction of breast cancer cells, and may even kill some of themPomegranate May Lower Blood Pressure. High blood pressure (hypertension) is one of the leading drivers of heart attacks and strokes.
In one study, people with high blood pressure had a significant reduction after consuming 150 ml (5 oz) of pomegranate juice daily for 2 weeks. Punicic acid, the main fatty acid in pomegranate, may help protect against several steps in the heart disease process.
- 1 pomegranate
- 3 oranges
- Cut oranges and pomegranates in half
- Squeez all fruits in a juicer
- Mix together and serve