Friday, 26 February 2016

Pomegranate - Antioxidant Fruit

Pomegranates are among the most lauded "superfoods" foods recognized for their excellent nutritional value as well as their potential for disease prevention. Each pomegranate fruit contains hundreds of arils the sweet, translucent red flesh covering each seed that contribute to your daily fruit intake. Pomegranates boost your intake of essential vitamins, and might also have a role in slowing the development of some types of cancer.
Health benefits of Pomegranate.
The fruit is moderate in calories, 100 g provides 83 calories, slightly more than that in the apples. It contains no cholesterol or saturated fats.It is rich source of soluble and insoluble dietary fibers, providing about 4 g per 100 g, which aid in smooth digestive and bowel movements. The fruit is suggested by nutritionists in the diet for weight reduction and cholesterol controlling programs. Regular inclusion of fruits in the diets boosts immunity, improves circulation, and offers protection from cancers.Certain ellagitannin compounds such as Granatin B and Punicalagin are found abundantly in the pomegranate juice. Studies suggest thatpuritanical and tannins are effective in reducing heart-disease risk factors by scavenging harmful free radicals from the human body.Total antioxidant strength of pomegranate fruit measured in terms of its oxygen radical absorbance.
The fruit is an also good source of antioxidant vitamin-C, provides about 17% per 100 g of daily requirement. Consumption of fruits rich in vitamin C helps the body develop resistance against infectious agents by boosting immunity.Regular consumption of pomegranate has also been found to be effective against prostate cancer, benign prostatic hyperplasia, diabetes, and lymphoma.
Further, it is an also good source of many vital B-complex groups of vitamins such as pantothenic acid vitamin B-5, folates, pyridoxine and vitamin K, and minerals like calcium, copper, potassium, and manganese.

Enjoy pomegranates as a snack on their your own, or added to your recipes. Try using pomegranate arils to add sweetness to an arugula salad, or pair pomegranates with spinach, red pepper and toasted chopped walnuts for a healthy wrap bursting with flavor. Try juicing pomegranates to make your own beverages a mix of pomegranate and orange juice makes for a refreshing drink to start your day and, combined with blended frozen fruits, creates a nutrient-packed smoothie. Avoid messy pomegranate stains by carefully cutting the fruit in half then seeding your pomegranate submerged in a bowl of water. copper, potassium, and manganese.

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