Ever since I was a child, I have enjoyed the fall treat of fresh pomegranates and looked forward to the consuming the delicious, sweet, red juice enveloping the seeds of this unusual fruit. I was not aware at the time that this tasty treat provided a plethora of health benefits and had been used medicinally for thousands of years. Pomegranates contain strong anti-bacterial and anti-microbial properties which can boost our immune system by fighting viruses and bacteria. The high antioxidant and omega 5 polyunsaturated fatty acid content is highly beneficial for cell regeneration and proliferation to protect against free radicals and sun damage. Pomegranates also have anti-inflammatory properties that can help protect against inflammatory diseases like psoriasis, rosacea and acne. The superfruit is also a great source of vitamin A, C and E and minerals such as calcium, phosphorous, potassium, iron, folic acid, niacin, thiamin, folates and riboflavin. Ancient civilizations such as the Greeks and Egyptians used pomegranate to cure a variety of diseases. Try adding a some pomegranate to your diet for an instant health boost. I like eating a section in the morning with breakfast or for an afternoon snack!
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