benefits your sex life and there are a host of other pomegranate health
Pomegranates are a fruit that offers many health benefits. The outside of these dull reddish-green or pink round fruits is wrinkled. When they are cut open, the inside glistens with round, bright red seeds. It is only the seeds that are edible— the white rind and tough outside skin is bitter.
There are many pomegranate benefits. Since I got your attention by referring to pomegranate health benefits as related to sex, that may be the place to start to share the wonders of this incredible fruit.
According to a study published in the International Journal of Impotence Research Nov/Dec 2007, drinking pomegranate juice helped men who suffered with mild to moderate erectile dysfunction. In other pomegranate and sex research done by Mind Lab International at Sussex Innovation Center. pomegranate juice seems to boost libido for both sexes.
It is interesting to know that in the short, romantic, Biblical book Song of Solomon, the word "pomegranate" is mentioned three times in the King James Version of the Bible. There just may be something about this powerful juice and the feeling of love.
Pomegranate benefits physical health in a major way, too. Pomegranate juice has antioxidants. This should come as no surprise since the deep, red color of the seeds signals powerful plant pigments which are powerful antioxidant chemicals. Anthocyanins, polyphenols and tannins are all present in pomegranates.
Here are some of the many vital health benefits of pomegranate juice:
- the juice may slow the degradation of cartilage in osteoarthritis
- effective against prostrate cancer
- destroys breast cancer cells and may protect against breast cancer
- helps to prevent lung cancer
- may prevent brain damage to unborn babies
- may prevent or slow the onset of Alzheimer's disease
- naturally reduce tarter build up on teeth
- reduces systolic blood pressure
- can significantly reduce cholesterol
- prevents and perhaps cleans plaque build up in the arteries
To eat a pomegranate, or rather, extract the seeds for eating, simply halve the fruit.
Place the cut fruit in a bowel of water and squeeze it gently.
Using your fingers, separate the seeds from the white flesh. Peel the flesh away and the seeds will sink to the bottom.
The skin and flesh float to the top of the water.
Working with pomegranates in a bowel of water will protect you from the juice of the pomegranate seeds which can stain your clothes.
Another method as how to eat a pomegranate is after halving the fruit, place the cut side down on a cutting board and hit the fruit with a rolling pin in order to pop out the seeds.
Once the seeds are separated from
the outer, fleshy covering, the seeds can be eaten raw or they can make
a tasty and pretty addition to any fruit or vegetable salad.