15 Amazing Secrets & Benenfits Of Pomegranate (Anar)

Pomegranate(Anar) is a delicious and nutritionally rich fruit with sweet to sour taste. Externally, its outer skin or rind is golden-orange or red in color with tick, tough and leathery texture. Interior of this fruit is separated by white, thin, spongy, membranous, bitter tissue into compartments. Such sections are packed as sacs and filled with tiny edible sweet, juicy, pink pulp encasing around a single, angular, soft or hard seed.

Pomegranate fruit is an excellent source of powerful anti-oxidants.In comparison to other fruits, pomegranates contain the maximum amount of anti-oxidants. It contains approximately 3 times more antioxidants than green tea and oranges. Anti-oxidants, help to fight against skin damaging free radicals, delay aging process and boost your immunity.

In addition to powerful anti-oxidants, this fruit is a good source of Vitamin C, B-complex groups of vitamins such as pantothenic acid (vitamin B-5), folate (vitamin B-9), pyridoxine and Vitamin E, K, and minerals like calcium, copper, potassium, and manganese.

Pomegranate is a rich source of soluble and insoluble dietary fibers which aid in smooth digestive and bowel movements and also help to reduce cholesterol level. Regular consumption of this fruit boosts immunity, improves circulation, and offers protection from various types of cancers. Due to several benefits for beautiful skin, pomegranate juice is often used in various face masks. Let's have a look on some best health and beauty benefits of pomegranate :

Health and Beauty Benefits of Pomegranate

1. Heart Health

Pomegranate lowers LDL (bad cholesterol) and increase HDL (good cholesterol). It acts as a natural aspirin, which keeps the blood from coagulating and forming blood clots. Pomegranate juice acts as a blood thinner allowing for an unrestricted flow of blood through the body.
Daily consumption of pomegranate  fruit or juice not only prevents plaque build-up on the arteries but also prevents the chances of further build up. Its juice improves blood circulation through the heart, making it healthier.

2. Prevent Atherosclerosis(arteriosclerotic)

Pomegranate juice is also beneficial to combat hardening of arteries and prevent Atherosclerosis (arteriosclerotic). In addition, it lowers the risk of blockage in the arteries which can cause a restriction in the flow of blood to the heart and brain.

3. Lower High Blood Pressure

Pomegranate Lowers down High blood pressure and prevent from various cardiovascular diseases. Pomegranate juice along with certain medicines is often recommended to "High blood Pressure Patients" to reduce and maintain high blood pressure.

4. Reduce Risk of Breast Cancer

Pomegranate reduce the risk of breast cancer in females and destroys the breast cancer cells while leaving behind healthy cells.

5. Reduce Risk of Prostate Cancer

Pomegranate also reduce the risk of prostate cancer in males.

6.Cure Erectile Dysfunction

Regular consumption of Pomegranate juice help to cure Erectile dysfunction.

7. Sexual Health

Pomegranate also boost male and female libido(sex drive) and enhance their chances of fertility.

8. Cure Anemia

The high amounts of iron and folate (vitamin B9) in pomegranates will raise hemoglobin levels in your blood to help cure anemia.

9. Improve digestion

Pomegranate juice helps to secrete enzymes with anti-bacterial properties that improve digestion and help to fight off hemorrhoids, nausea, dysentery, intestinal parasites, piles and diarrhea.

10. Boosts immunity

Pomegranate juice has strong anti-bacterial and anti-microbial properties which help fight viruses and bacteria and boost our immunity system. It significantly reduces microbes that are found in the mouth commonly responsible for cavities and staph infections.

11. Prevents Alzheimer’s Disease

Regular consumption of pomegranate helps a lot in in preventing Alzheimer’s disease. If someone is already suffering from this disease, then it can be slowed down with this fruit. Pomegranate improves the brain function and helps to improve memory.

12. Excellent for Pregnant Woman

Pomegranate juice is extremely beneficial for pregnant women. The potassium content in this juice can also help prevent leg cramps that are generally associated with pregnancy. When consumed regularly by expectant mothers, it is known to lower the risk of premature child birth.

13. Helps to Heal Scars

Pomegranate helps in the regeneration of cells in the epidermal and dermal layers of the skin. It has an ability to fasten the process of healing of wounds and wound scars. Even the oil of pomegranate seeds is loaded with skin friendly nutrients which are beneficial for the strengthening and regeneration of the epidermis and help a lot to get healthy and glowing skin.

14. Prevent Hair Loss and Premature Grey (White) Hair

Regular consumption of pomegranate juice not only improves blood circulations but also helps in strengthening your hair follicles and prevent from hair loss problem. Good amount of iron and folate (Vitamin B9) in pomegranate help to improve the production of red blood cells which in turn improves the production of black hair pigment and prevent from premature greying of hair.

15. Slow Down Aging

Pomegranate is rich in Vitamin C, E and powerful anti-oxidant that fight against skin damaging free radicals and slow down aging process by reducing the appearance of age related fine line and wrinkles.
Pomegranate Nutritional Value Per 100g Fruit

Pomegranate (Punica granatum), Fresh,
ORAC value 2341 µmol TE/100 g. Nutrition value per 100 g.
(Source: USDA National Nutrient data base)
Energy 83 Kcal 4%
Carbohydrates 18.70 g 14%
Protein 1.67 g 3%
Total Fat 1.17 g 6%
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Dietary Fiber 4 g 11%
Folates 38 µg 9.5%
Niacin 0.293 mg 2%
Pantothenic acid 0.135 mg 3%
Pyridoxine 0.075 mg 6%
Riboflavin 0.053 mg 4%
Thiamin 0.067 mg 5.5%
Vitamin A 0 IU 0%
Vitamin C 10.2 mg 17%
Vitamin E 0.60 mg 4%
Vitamin K 16.4 µg 14%
Sodium 3 mg 0%
Potassium 236 mg 5%
Calcium 10 mg 1%
Copper 18% 0.158 mg
Iron 0.30 mg 4%
Magnesium 12 mg 3%
Manganese 0.119 mg 5%
Phosphorus 36 mg 5%
Selenium 0.5 µg 1%
Zinc 0.35 mg 3%
Carotene-alpha 0 µg --
Crypto-xanthin-beta 0 µg --