7 reasons to eat pomegranates

1. Weight-loss

Pomegranates are rich in fibre, which makes you feel more full after you have eaten and will (hopefully) mean you consumer fewer calories later. The anti-oxidants in pomegranates can also encourage healthy digestion and in turn help you control your body weight.

2. Healthy skin

If you apply pomegranate juice directly onto your skin, it can penetrate deep into you skin cells and lock in moisture soothing dry skin due to the punicic acid and omega-3. Pomegranate has also got regeneration properties, it can help remove dead skin cells and reveal healthier skin.

3. Heart health

Pomegranates can help improve blood circulation in the arteries, and the antioxidant properties also lower LDL cholesterol and promote health cholesterol HDL.

4. Anti-ageing

Pomegranate juice rejuvenates skin that might have been damaged due to sun exposure and ageing. The oils in pomegranate juice can strengthen the epidermis and regenerate skin cells.

5. Boosts immunity

Pomegranates contain plenty of vitamin C, one alone has 30% of your recommended daily allowance which is essential for boosting your immune system and keeping those colds at bay.

6. Cancer prevention

The antioxidants in pomegranates fight free radicals in the body that which inhibits the growth of cancer particularly: prostate, breast and lung cancer.

7. Alzheimer’s disease

Research has suggested that if you were to eat a pomegranate a day, it can help in preventing Alzheimer’s disease and lessening the symptoms if already affected.

  • Article by Lovisa Nilsson. Lovisa is the in-house nutritionist at leading health and fitness app, Lifesum.