Benefits Of Eating Pomegranate Seeds

The pomegranate season is approaching and may people may wonder if the pomegranate seeds can be chewed. The answer is “Yes” because of the great health benefits contained in them. Pomegranate is a very attractive fruit which have sweet and sour flesh. Lots of people seem to have trouble of eating them because of the large amount of seeds inside, and they do not have time to spit seeds out one by one. In fact, spitting pomegranate seeds is a waste of nutrients which can bring great benefits for your body.

Pomegranate seeds are rich in vitamin c, flavonoids and polyphenols which are powerful antioxidants having anti-aging effects, and these antioxidants can provide prevention and mitigation of disease caused by aging. Pomegranate seeds contains a large amount of vitamin c. Frequent consumption can not only make skin more tender, they can also increase cardiovascular elasticity and thus provide prevention of cardio-cerebral-vascular diseases. The phenols and flavonoids can help skin fight against free radicals in the body and helps prevent premature formation of wrinkles on the skin. Eating pomegranate seeds can also be helpful to protect the joints because the nutrients inside can enhance the effectiveness of joint lubricating fluid. Also, the pomegranate seeds can also facilitate defecation and constipation.

Please note that pomegranate seeds are not easy to digest. So people who suffer from indigestion should chew the seeds and then spit it out. Due to different varieties of pomegranates, their seeds can be soft or hard. The consumption of pomegranate seeds should also depend on the situation, and you can also drink the juice made from these seeds combined with other fruits. Some nutritionists recommended a way to double the antioxidant performance of pomegranate Juice which is a combination of one pomegranate and half an apple.

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