Pomegranates, which are originally from Iran and have been produced since prehistoric times, stand out for their high antioxidant content, their richness in phytochemicals, such as flavonoids, anthocyanins, and ellagitannins, and their high nutritional value. It is a fruit with a significant content of vitamin C and it is a great source of potassium and folic acid. The combination of its components helps prevent and alleviate various health conditions, such as:
1. Powerful antioxidant and an ally against various diseases
Pomegranates contain three types of antioxidants: tannins, anthocyanins, and ellagic acid. The combination of these three powerful agents plays an indispensable role in maintaining the cells' health in optimal conditions, strengthening the immune system and helping the body to fight against viruses, decreasing inflammation, and preventing organ damage. Due to their high anthocyanin content, Pomegranates help prevent certain types of cancer, such as breast cancer, as they decrease the action of estrogen receptors; the flavonoids it contains also help prevent the development of tumor cells, especially of prostate cancer.
2. Healthy heart
The usual consumption of pomegranate is beneficial for the heart and in general the whole cardiovascular system because they prevent the concentration and oxidation of bad LDL cholesterol and improve the conditions of the arteries. This fruit also has a high potassium content, making it an excellent natural blood pressure regulator.
3. Digestive and purifying
Pomegranates have a high water content and very low carbohydrates, which is why their consumption is recommended to eliminate the retention of liquids, toxins, and waste. It is a fruit with very low-calorie content and it naturally activates the body's cleaning mechanisms. Its soluble fiber content gives it a slight laxative and depurative effect, which is why it favors and accelerates intestinal transit, it is said to be a wonderful remedy against diarrhea.
4. Wonderful aphrodisiac fruit
Pomegranate was very famous in ancient Greece, where people thought it had great aphrodisiac powers and linked it to desire. In various cultures, fruits that contain a large number of seeds have been an important symbol of fertility. People say that natural pomegranate juice can increase testosterone levels by 30%, improve problems related to erectile dysfunction, and increase the amount of sperm. It is said to boost men's and women's sexual desire.
Spain, where it is mainly in regions such as Alicante and Murcia, is currently one of the main producers of pomegranate in the world. It is followed by India and Iran.