14 August 2014
It’s been dubbed the ‘apple of love’ but that’s not all pomegranate is good for – this powerful fruit also offers a whole host of health benefits, from helping to turn back the clock to lowering your risk of heart disease, cancer and brain damage.
Here’s the scoop on this wonder fruit:
Thanks to their high antioxidant content, pomegranates are classed as a superfood, containing more antioxidants than cranberry juice and green tea. By upping your intake of pomegranates, you can help to reduce your risk of cancer – not to mention, antioxidants are great for your skin.
The constant renewal of skin cells is what helps to keep our skin plump and line free. As we age, our collagen levels deplete, which results in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and loss of elasticity in the skin.
According to one Skin Care Expert, “Pomegranate has been shown to stimulate Keratinocyte skin cells which help with cellular regeneration, making it a fantastic anti-ageing ingredient.”
Adding to their Anti-Ageing capability is the presence of vitamin C in pomegranates, which helps with collagen formation. Did you know that you can get 48 per cent of your daily recommended intake of vitamin C from just one pomegranate?
Pomegranates can also offer protection from the sun’s harmful UV rays – yes, it’s thanks to those powerful antioxidants again. Not only that, they also help to prolong the effects of ageing and can be used to relieve your sunburn pain – utter magic.
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