Unique Ingredient- Pomegranate
We love pomegranates at LiveMore, not only for their beautiful red color but also because of their many health benefits. The delicious fruit is native to Iran and is grown on a bush or small tree. Not only are they delicious in our smoothies but they also go great in salads, on top of bowls or simply by themselves
Pomegranates get their deep red color from polyphenols, a plant compound packed with powerful antioxidants. Antioxidants help remove free radicals, protect against cell damage and reduce inflammation. Polyphenols can help treat digestion issues, weight management, diabetes and cardiovascular diseases.
Because pomegranates are so rich in antioxidants, they’ve been known to help lower certain hormone levels that produce psychological and oxidative stress. Oxidative stress occurs when there’s an imbalance of free radicals and antioxidants in your body. Psychological stress on the other hand is more of an emotional stress that’s brought on by both internal and external factors. This juicy, delicious fruit has never ending benefits that you no doubt want to take advantage of.
Pomegranates contain loads of vitamins. Only 1 pomegranate contains 40% of your daily required dose of Vitamin C! They’re also a great source of folate, potassium and vitamin K.
Recent studies have shown that consuming pomegranate by itself, with other foods, or juiced may help stop the growth of prostate cancer cells. More studies are being done to find exactly how much they help fight against cancer. Additional research has shown that eating pomegranate can help stall the progress of Alzheimer’s disease significantly and strengthen memory.
There’s been a lot of talk lately about gut health. Our guts are filled with good bacteria which not only help us digest our food but also help to maintain our physical and mental health. It’s been found that pomegranates help to reduce inflammation in the gut and overall help keep a healthy digestion.
Pomegranates are also said to be one of the most heart healthy fruits you can eat!
Flavonoids are a plant compound that are found in pomegranates. Studies have shown that consuming the fruit helps reduce the pain caused by arthritis. Pomegranates are also said to be one of the most heart healthy fruits you can eat! The nutrients found inside them help protect the heart and the arteries by improving blood flow.