There are plenty of things to love about pomegranate, which you will find in our delicious Spicy Fruit Chaat. Below, we have outlined some of our main reasons for being head-over-heels about pomegranate.
1. Pomegranate juice is good for the heart
Pomegranate juice is packed with antioxidants that protect against heart attack and stroke. According to research, the juice of a pomegranate has even more antioxidants than a variety of other sources, including red wine, grape juice, cranberry juice and green tea.
2. Helps to combat diabetes
According to research results published in Atherosclerosis, test subjects who drank 180 ml of pomegranate juice per day for three months experienced a reduced risk for atherosclerosis – a condition that leads to arterial wall thickening and hardening – which accounts for 80% of all deaths among diabetic patients.
3. Pomegranate is packed with fibre
When we’re rushing around, we often forget about what nutrients we should be consuming every day. You should consume 20 to 35g of fibre every day, and eating one pomegranate can fulfil around 45% of your RDA of fibre. Doing so will keep your digestive system healthy.
4. It makes your skin glow!
Well, perhaps not quite… Research tells us that pomegranate contains anti-aging properties, aiding cellular regeneration and helping your skin to stay radiant as you age. One pomegranate also contains 48% of your RDA of Vitamin C. Lastly, pomegranate juice is a fantastic moisturiser as it contains micronutrients and phytochemicals that benefit the skin.
5. Lowers stress levels
According to a study conducted by Queen Margaret University, people who drank pomegranate juice had lower levels of cortisol, a stress hormone that is increased when you find yourself in stressful situations.
6. They look great!
Yes, pomegranates are pretty! There’s nothing more exotic than tapping the outside of a pomegranate and seeing the seeds scatter over your salad. Yum!
What are you waiting for? Squeeze pomegranate into your diet! Our Spicy Fruit Chaat, which contains pomegranate, might be the answer.