The Health Benefits Of Pomegranate
One whole pomegranate, about 282 grams, maybe next to impossible to shuck, but if you can do it without destroying half of the fruit you are in for a treat. The slightly sour but rich flavor is the result of a dense variety of vitamins and minerals. YouTube can yield any number of ways to get all of the fruit out, or you could be it pre-done from the grocery store. Either way, this tropical fruit, now grown in most countries around the world, is a must for summertime nutrition.
- Nutritional Info:
Caloric Ratios: 81% Carbs, 12% Fats, 7% Protein
Estimated Glycemic Load: 2
Vitamin Benefits: High in Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Vitamin B5, and B6.
Mineral Benefits: High in Phosphorus, Potassium, Copper, and Manganese.
- Body Benefits:
Think of the pomegranate as your one-stop-shop multivitamin. The nutrients in pomegranate are the densest of any fruit. The high B vitamin content supports a healthy energy level for nerve and brain functions. Vitamin C, E, and K deliver a solid antioxidant supply to protect your cells and DNA from damage due to free radicals. The mineral content makes sure that your cell chemistry is balanced and your muscles have the proper communication skills to contract in the way you want them to contract.