Pomegranates: The New Miracle Food?

Pomegranates have been around since the beginning of time—legend has it that Adam and Eve snacked on them in the Garden of Eden—and the odd-looking fruit’s benefits have been known for nearly as long.
Here are a few reasons you should rush out to your nearest grocer and pick up a few of these odd-looking red fruits before pomegranate season is over. (If you don’t get to the store in time, not to worry: pomegranate juices are available year-round).

  • Pomegranate seeds are an excellent source of antioxidants (even more than red wine, blueberries, and green tea). Various parts of the pomegranate have been credited with protecting against a whole slew of medical conditions, including arthritis, high blood pressure and cholesterol, conjunctivitis, diarrhea, the flu, heart disease, hemorrhoids, hot flashes, ulcers, and upset stomach. Researchers are also investigating pomegranates’ effects on cancer (including prostate) and even AIDS.
  • In Chinese traditional medicine, pomegranate juice is used as a longevity booster.
  • Pomegranate-infused creams, oils, and other cosmetics may prevent skin wrinkles from excessive sun exposure and my help reduce wrinkles you already have.

Armin Brott

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Armin Brott is the proud father of three, a former U.S. Marine, a best-selling author, radio host, speaker, and one of the country’s leading experts on fatherhood. He writes frequently about fatherhood, families, and men's health. Read more about Armin or visit his website, mrdad.com. You can also connect via social media: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest,  and Linkedin.
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