I grew up eating pomegranate as a child regularly, my parents would buy them fresh from the market and me and my sister would peel of all the 'red pearls' with much care. I was even stupid enough to eat the seeds one by one!! Yes people.. back then there were no Ipads so this is how we entertained ourselves lol ;D. haha way to go.. quite the clever thinking mom!
Anyway.. the reason I'm highlighting this gorgeous piece of nature is because besides I just love adding them to almost any dish because of her stunning looks the pomegranate is also super super healthy for you!
Valued for its medicinal properties since ancient times. Pomegranate seeds owe their superfood status to it's medicinal purposes for millennia. Packed with powerful antioxidants and vitamins, this ruby-red fruit has been shown to be a 'cure-all' for just about any ailment. It helps stomach upsets, menopausal hot flashes, hemorrhoids, conjunctivitis, osteoarthritis, lowers blood pressure, stimulates the immune system, wards off the flu, reduces inflammation, reduces risk of heart disease and lowers cholesterol.
Now here's the thing, after doing some research on the net on Pomegranate I found out a very interesting topic they highlighted for all you sexy men out there ;D!
Research has shown that pomegranate juice benefits men by acting as nature’s Viagra. A 2005 study on the long term effects of pomegranate juice intake on erectile dysfunction in animals showed that erectile dysfunction is closely linked to free radicals. Pomegranate juice, being so high in free radical fighting antioxidants, can help fight erectile dysfunction as well.
Not only that, but you might recall that another health benefit of pomegranate juice is it’s ability to help induce cancer cells to self-destruct. Studies have shown that a glass a day of pomegranate juice can slow the growth of prostate cancer.
Not sure wether this is true or not...either way.. pomegranate is super delish so no harm by adding it more to your diet right and what a 'turn on' if it really works right?!
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