If you didn’t already know, pomegranates are among the healthiest fruits out there. Sure, they might get a little messy if you don’t prepare it right but it’s still super nutritious.
Many studies have shown that pomegranates have amazing benefits for your body, and may lower the risk of all sorts of diseases. Read on to find out what they are.
1. They are loaded with nutrients: The pomegranate is a fruit that contains hundreds of edible seeds called arils, which are rich in fiber, vitamins, minerals and bioactive plant compounds.
2. They contain two plant compounds with powerful medicinal properties: Pomegranates contain two unique substances, Punicalagins and Punicic Acid, that are responsible for most of their health benefits. Punicalagins are powerful antioxidants found in the juice and the peel. Punicic Acid, pomegranate seed oil, is the main fatty acid in the arils.
5. They may help improve exercise performance: Pomegranates are rich in dietary nitrates, which have been known to improve your workout performance. A recent study of 19 athletes running on a treadmill consumed 1 gram of pomegranate extract 30 minutes before exercise significantly enhanced blood flow.