Pomegranates Are Amazing! Here’s Why You Should Be Eating Them
The word ‘pomegranate’ comes from an old latin phrase that ends up meaning ‘seeded apple,’ not really all that much of a surprise, considering that pomegranate’s insides are comprised entirely of little, tiny seeds with the fruit’s “flesh” encasing it. But enough about where the term came from, we’re all here to talk about why you really should be eating more of them. Pomegranates have long been considered a health food, but have become more popular in recent years, due to the huge spike in public interest. So why should you be eating them? Well, first let’s get out of the way that they taste absolutely divine. As for certain health benefits, well, they’ve got a lot of those too. Here are just a few things that pomegranates can do for you. Enjoy!
Helps With Weight Loss
Pomegranates have tons of benefits, but one of the main ones is assisting with weight-loss. You see, pomegranates are super low in calories, the benefits of less calories in your food is obvious when it comes to losing weight. In fact, a whole entire 1/2 cup contains only around 70 calories, not only that, but they contain quite a large amount of fiber, which, incase you didn’t know, makes the eater feel fuller for a longer period of time, with less food and less calories, leading to weight loss that’s 10 times as easy then if you were cutting out/not getting enough of it. Fiber also improves the efficiency of your very digestive system, which can easily help to boost your system’s ability to use, absorb and store nutrients and other things better than they would be able to. This improves weight loss by an incredible amount.
Provides Lots Of Vitamin C and Vitamin K
Pomegranates are an absolute gold mine when it comes to providing vitamins for the body. Some the most important vitamins out of the bunch that pomegranates provide for you include, are most definitely not limited to, Vitamin C and Vitamin K. They’re both super healthy for your body and appear in an abundance in pomegranates. With approximately 10 grams of Vitamin C (17% of the recommended daily allowance, or RDA) and 16g of Vitamin K (20% of the RDA) in each fruit, pomegranates are, without a doubt an absolute powerhouse, filled with tons of important nutrients, vitamins and other vital things that your body needs. Bur why are these two vitamins so good for you, and therefore, so important?
Well, Vitamin C is great at boosting your body’s immune system, healing wounds, building up collagen and elastin, which help the very structure of the entire body. Meanwhile Vitamin K, helps your body absorb iron better, quicker and more efficient which helps with good, healthy bone health and blood clotting.
Fights Against Cancer
Pomegranate seeds are rich in certain healthy chemicals that have been shown to aid the function of healthy cells, killing off cancer cells in the process and also slowing down/ preventing any possible tumor growth.