Pomegranates have been used since ancient Egypt for its curative and healing powers. It is for these reasons the Egyptians and Romans too used the fruit to cure arthritis, digestive disorders and respiratory issues. In some cultures the fruit was also used as a beauty aid. Let’s look at the composition and the benefits of the fruit.Pomegranate seed oil is known as the ‘elixir of life’; this is due to the fact that the oil is responsible for cell regeneration. Consuming the oil helps to turn back the clock and delay the process of aging.
Benefits for the skin and overall health
In order to gain benefits from this fruit you can either eat it in the raw form or drink it in the form of a juice. Here are some of the benefits that you can reap from this amazing fruit.
Hormonal imbalances and digestive disorders lead to acne. This is a skin condition that causes pimple and blackheads to erupt on the skin. A regular intake of pomegranate can help to get rid of these skin issues. Drinking a glass of the juice will help to flush out toxins from the system and thereby eliminate the risk of further damage. If you have severe breakouts then you can wash your face with pomegranate juice; the anti bacterial properties of the juice will attack the germs and prevent further damage to the skin.
Prolonged exposure to the sun will result in skin damage in the form of sun spots on the surface of the skin, wrinkles and fine lines. Pomegranate juice helps to increase collagen in the skin and this leads to an increasing amount of elasticity in the skin. This will reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fines lines on the skin and prevent the formation of age spots.
Eating pomegranates as a snack help to reduce weight. This is because it is a healthy snack that is enriched with vitamins and minerals that keep you satiated for a long time and prevents hunger pangs. Bite into the fruit before lunch or eat it as an evening snack to reap the benefits. You could also drink a glass of the juice at the end of the day or in the afternoon. The refreshing cool drink will energize you instantly.