Did you know that pomegranate’s have so many benefits for men’s health?Ruby red, delicious and nutrient rich pomegranates pack a mighty punch in safeguarding your health. Pomegranate contains a unique and powerful antioxidant called punicalagin, the most abundant antioxidant in pomegranate, responsible for more than half of the antioxidant activity of pomegranate juice.
I remember hand picking sweet pomegranates from trees on a trip to Morrocco. The taste was so juicy and succulent. Nothing like eating fresh hand picked fruit.
Fruits and your health. Every fruit has a benefit especially pomegranate.
Pomegranate has been used as folk medicine for thousands of years. The juice contains substances that support a healthy prostate and antioxidants to maintain the elasticity of the arteries. All parts of the plant are used as medicine in Ayurvedic traditions; in the west, the seeds the arils and their juice are most valued for their antiviral and antibacterial properties.
The oil from their seeds contains isoflavones similar to those found in soya. The rind of the pomegranates is used in many medicinal traditions for making teas and gargles, recent studies indicate it contains chemicals which are antibiotic and have cancer- fighting properties.
Pomegranate are good for men’s health, drinking a glass of the juice every day has been shown to lower levels of prostate- specific antigen( PSA ) in men. The higher a man’s PSA levels is,the greater his risk of death from prostate cancer. Pomegranate is protective to the heart. It’s polyphenol compounds keep arteries elastic and help lower blood pressure and risk of heart disease and strokes.
It also stops free radicals oxidizing “unhealthy “LDL” cholesterol in the blood and causing plaque build up on artery wall (atherosclerosis).
Pomegranate are good for the health of your joints. Antioxidants flavonols have been shown to significantly reduce the activity of proteins that cause inflammatory conditions such as arthritis. Preliminary studies indicate that pomegranate extract, equivalent to one glass of juice) can block the production of an enzyme that destroys cartilage in the body.
Pomegranate also help in fighting infections, the juice has antiviral properties, and studies show that extracts of the fruit are effective against dental plaque.
HOW TO GET THE BEST FROM THE FRUIT
Eat the seeds, which also contain unsaturated fats, beneficial isoflavones, and other micro nutrients. Pomegranate molasses, this concentrated form of syrup include all the nutritional values of pomegranate.
As Vinegar, pomegranate molasses is a delicious substitute for balsamic vinegar in dressings, marinades, and glazes.
As super fruit salad, combine pomegranate seeds with pear, pineapple, and orange slices, chopped fresh mint, and spinach. Drizzle with date syrup as a sweet dressing.